Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, June 01, 2015 11:35 am
By Poonkulali Thangavelu · Bankrate.com

Knowing your credit score before you start shopping for a house could make you feel more confident about the homebuying process.

Saturday, May 09, 2015 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car shoppers who opt to buy an alternative fuel car are more likely to use cash to make their purchase than those buying traditional cars.

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.

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.

Monday, October 07, 2013 4:19 pm
By Steve Bucci · Bankrate.com

A new way to measure credit scores could help people with minimal credit history.

Monday, September 09, 2013 1:30 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

This week’s podcast features car sales, college credit for employee training, the outlook for interest rates, and the awesome boost you get to your credit score when your credit report is corrected.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Americans’ balances on their car loans haven risen over the last year, while late payments have remained flat.

Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:45 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Thinking of applying for a mortgage? Make sure you plan ahead so that you don’t become part of this statistic. More than one in four mortgage applications submitted to the 10 largest lenders in the United States in 2010 were denied, according to a recent analysis done by The Wall Street Journal. Many of the

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 1:56 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Raise your hand if you’re confused about credit scores. Well, mark your calendars. On Thursday, June 30 at 2 p.m. EDT, Bankrate will host a live Web chat on the topic with its own Credit Card Adviser, Leslie McFadden, and Credit Karma’s credit adviser Justine Rivero. The duo will pull back the curtain on credit

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