Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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.

Monday, August 31, 2015 3:31 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Would you like to earn rewards for shopping at any store in your local mall? In some places, you can.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 2:20 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

This credit card company was named the best in the U.S. by J.D. Power while American Express finished 2nd.

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