Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:05 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A new study suggests young folk can still pay off other loans — and score more financing, too — despite those burgeoning balances.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 3:00 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A new report finds black, Hispanic and low-income consumers are more likely to have no credit score.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:00 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The analytics company is expanding its Open Access program, getting free credit scores to more Americans.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

More consumers are purchasing new and used cars with auto loans, and those loans are for higher amounts and longer terms.

Monday, April 06, 2015 6:28 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

FICO says it’s working on a new credit-scoring system for consumers with thin-to-no credit files

Monday, March 09, 2015 8:00 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

The answer depends on what you’re applying for.

Friday, January 23, 2015 2:13 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The mobile carrier will offer its best deals to customers with bad credit who have paid their phone bill on time for 12 consecutive months.

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.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 4:51 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The bank is offering free credit reports and scores through Nov. 16. It joins other big banks that are starting to offer free scores.

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.

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