Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 4:29 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

New studies from two major credit bureaus show adding more data to credit reports would boost a ton of consumers’ credit scores.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:21 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

The CFPB also wants agencies to make it easier for consumers to access and interpret their credit reports.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Along with knowing your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you should know your debts and credit account listings.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin ·

Millions of Americans are excluded from the banking system due to reports that document their personal finance histories.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

The news that an auto finance company distorted consumer credit records for years is a good reminder to check your credit report regularly.

Monday, February 24, 2014 11:21 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Here are four ways to identify financial infidelity and work toward a solution.

Monday, June 27, 2011 2:19 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Earlier this year, I took a six-block ride in an ambulance to the emergency room, where I was treated for a tremendously painful herniated disc. My back is better, thank you for asking, but my credit is not. A pesky $37.50 bill to cover that ER trip got paid too late and still scars my

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 2:02 pm
By Leslie McFadden ·

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve rolled out a ┬áConsumer’s Guide to Credit Reports and Credit Scores, a new online resource that explains basic credit topics, such as what goes into a credit report and credit score. The guide also links to tips for improving your credit score and advice on getting the most from credit

Thursday, May 20, 2010 12:18 pm
By Leslie McFadden ·

Yesterday the Senate rejected a proposed amendment to the financial reform bill before Congress that would have imposed states’ usury limits on national banks that issue credit cards. Currently, a combination of laws makes credit card interest rate caps null and void. Federally-chartered credit unions have a usury cap of 18 percent for credit cards.