Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

Wednesday, March 02, 2011 2:17 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

On March 1, the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Trade Commission proposed new regulations for meeting the credit score disclosure requirements put forth in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. According to this statute, credit card issuers and other lenders must disclose credit scores and related information to consumers in risk-based

Tuesday, March 01, 2011 2:45 pm
By Lucy Lazarony · Bankrate.com

What is a strong credit score and what is the financial cost of a poor credit score? Most American consumers couldn’t answer those questions in a new national survey from the Consumer Federation of America. More than 1,000 Americans participated in the survey, which was administered by Opinion Research Corp. in late January. On the