Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 2:23 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The financial trauma inflicted on some victims is enough to drive them to apply for government benefits, borrow money from family and friends or even sell their own possessions.

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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

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