Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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

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