Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 3:39 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

Lenders appear to have varying policies when it comes to repeat customers, but pretty similar ones when it comes to credit checks.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:12 am
By Mike Cetera ·

Why you should consider checking your credit score more often than you do.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 4:49 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

American credit card holders are simply using too much of their available credit. Here’s why that can hurt your credit score.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 3:53 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

A new Equifax survey of American consumers reveals some of the misconceptions we have about credit.

Monday, April 11, 2016 4:12 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

Comedian John Oliver takes a decidedly NSFW whack at the big 3 credit bureaus and the number of errors contained in consumer credit reports.

Monday, April 04, 2016 11:12 am
By Mike Cetera ·

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now taking complaints about online personal loans. Here’s what consumers have had to say.

Monday, February 22, 2016 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Here’s a look at what goes into a personal loan approval beyond just the applicant’s credit history and credit score.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 12:59 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Like all forms of credit, personal loan lenders use risk-based pricing. The worse your credit is, the higher the interest rate on your loan.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:47 pm
By Mitch Strohm ·

Scammers are contacting Dell customers with detailed account information that should only be available to the company.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky ·

Experts weigh in on whether fingerprint technology can help protect against ID theft.

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