Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, March 30, 2017 5:55 am
By Brady Porche · Bankrate.com

New credit reporting changes cover unpaid taxes, medical debts

Sunday, March 26, 2017 6:27 pm
By Robin Saks Frankel · Bankrate.com

The credit scores the big credit bureaus try to sell you typically aren’t the same scores used in lending decisions, despite what those companies might imply.

Monday, December 26, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

You can comfortably assume when you open a new credit card and transfer balances from one or several other cards to it, something will happen to your credit score.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Here’s a tour of your credit report in four steps.

Friday, February 28, 2014 11:29 am
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

The CFPB director encouraged credit card companies to disclose credit scores to consumers for free.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 2:38 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS is always exploring ways to collect what it’s owed. Would reporting tax debts to the three credit bureaus help or hurt this effort?