Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Friday, August 08, 2014 1:50 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A new score from FICO will treat unpaid medical debts less severely and bypass paid collections accounts entirely.

Friday, August 01, 2014 3:41 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The TransUnion reports contain context and highlights to help users understand the state of their credit.

Monday, June 09, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

It is important to have a general idea as to how much your significant other has saved to determine your financial stability.

Friday, May 30, 2014 9:50 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

An annual fee will show up on your monthly statement. Here’s what to try if you don’t want to pay.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:18 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

An unpaid medical bill from a hospital stay could be disproportionately affecting your credit score.

Monday, May 05, 2014 5:30 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

More Americans are just saying no to credit cards, according to a recent Gallup poll. Here’s why.

Thursday, May 01, 2014 5:08 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Live in Texas? Your neighbors could be causing you to live in more credit card debt than the rest of the country, according to one study.

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