Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Friday, October 02, 2015 1:41 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Hackers have stolen the personal information of 15 million in a data breach of Experian.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 8:00 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says credit report complaints to the agency increased 56% between June and July.

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.

Friday, May 08, 2015 3:57 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citi are moving toward removing credit card debts discharged by bankruptcy from credit reports, following pending litigation.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:23 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A person with a fiduciary responsibility, meaning the obligation to put the client’s interests first, can be an alternative when choosing a person to monitor the accounts.

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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

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