Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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

Monday, August 03, 2015 7:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Bankrate’s recent Money Pulse survey finds that the affluent pay more attention to their credit. You should, too.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky ·

Here’s a tour of your credit report in four steps.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 6:05 am
By Janet Reusch ·

Attention credit boycotters: Living off the grid could come back to bite you. You may think you’re being fiscally responsible, but this can actually be costly.

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