Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, August 21, 2015 12:08 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Seniors can take a proactive step against ID theft by placing a security freeze on their credit reports.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:22 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The national average FICO score is at an all-time high — and scores have been rising steadily for years.

Friday, August 14, 2015 12:42 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Victims of ID theft who get free credit monitoring services won’t have to report the value of those services as taxable income, according to the IRS.

Monday, August 10, 2015 11:46 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Is Facebook working on a plan that would let creditors use your social media connections to determine your creditworthiness?

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Each year, criminals use the identities of 2.5 million deceased Americans to establish fraudulent credit accounts, according to data from ID Analytics.

Monday, August 03, 2015 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Bankrate’s recent Money Pulse survey finds that the affluent pay more attention to their credit. You should, too.

Friday, July 10, 2015 12:47 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The affected consumers include 19.7 million former, current and prospective federal employees who applied for a background investigation, and 1.8 million of their family members.

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

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:08 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Time to change the password guarding your passwords.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 6:05 am
By Janet Reusch · Bankrate.com

Attention credit boycotters: Living off the grid could come back to bite you. You may think you’re being fiscally responsible, but this can actually be costly.

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