Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:27 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

People with excellent credit scores typically get the best card rates.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:14 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

Credit card rates are relatively low today, making it a good time for anyone in the market for some new plastic.

Friday, April 01, 2016 6:46 am
By Claes Bell ·

Want to use a debit card in Cuba? Have I got a bank for you — the operative word being “a.” Just 1 U.S. bank can currently issue a debit card that’s usable in Cuba: Stonegate Bank, based in Pompano Beach, Florida. Why Stonegate does it To find out how a bank with just over

Sunday, March 20, 2016 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

The most popular reasons to take out a personal loan are for paying off credit cards and refinancing existing loans.

Monday, March 14, 2016 7:05 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

Online lender Prosper Marketplace and HomeAdvisor, a home services digital marketplace, have teamed up to offer homeowners access to home improvement financing through the HomeAdvisor website.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:01 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

Credit card debt is becoming a staple of the American household, as more people look to plastic as a personal loan. An estimated 60% of Americans have credit card debt.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 6:05 am
By Greg McBride ·

Interest rates on credit cards are likely to rise this year, so don’t sit back — take action.

Friday, December 11, 2015 2:03 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Personal loans are often used for loan consolidation, major purchases, home improvements or other expenses, such as a wedding.

Thursday, November 05, 2015 11:09 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

Fraudsters may be taking advantage of the lack of security at pay-at-the-pump card readers.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 4:26 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

It’s easy to think about how a bad credit score can hurt you. But consumers should remember, too, that a good credit score is a powerful savings tool.

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