Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:39 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Toyota received big fines from the CFPB and DOJ and will change its car loan practices as a result of earlier discrimination.

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.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

New research from Experian Automotive found that 10% of all luxury cars are registered in December.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 6:05 am
By Katie Bushor · Bankrate.com

The debt-to-income ratio is the key to determining the terms of your auto loan for you and the lender.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Your credit rating can affect the interest rate you can get on a mortgage or a credit card, but it also can make other areas of your life more expensive.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 4:20 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A modern take on Romeo and Juliet could have the star-crossed lovers doomed by bad credit rather than family rivalries. What do credit scores mean for love?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

An indirect auto finance company and its car title subsidiary are in trouble with the feds for illegal debt collection tactics.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 4:26 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

It’s easy to think about how a bad credit score can hurt you. But consumers should remember, too, that a good credit score is a powerful savings tool.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:22 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The national average FICO score is at an all-time high — and scores have been rising steadily for years.

Monday, August 10, 2015 11:46 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Is Facebook working on a plan that would let creditors use your social media connections to determine your creditworthiness?

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