Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:30 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The top 4 responses from all bracket participants were: 1. Live within your means; 2. Start saving early; 3. Rein in debt, and 4. Use credit responsibly.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 3:43 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has asked a federal court to shut down a student debt-relief company that charged students millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 1:22 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The recent Fed rate hike affects private student loans, too. Borrowers might want to take a second look at their most recent billing statements.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:02 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The controversial rapper pleaded with billionaire Mark Zuckerberg to help him out financially.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:37 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Within the past 5 years, 42% of millennials have used alternative financial services like payday loans, pawnshops, car title loans, tax refund advances or rent-to-own products.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 12:09 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

New York state recently started offering a loan forgiveness program that provides up to 24 months of relief for federal student loan debt.

Friday, September 25, 2015 11:42 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

When seniors tap the equity in their home through a loan, they’re re-leveraging their investment in their residence. A reverse mortgage doesn’t have a monthly payment, but the interest expense is added to the outstanding loan balance.

Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:28 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Governments drowning in debt, astronomical equity valuations and highly correlated global asset classes are a few of the risks investors must consider today.

Monday, May 11, 2015 8:30 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Boomers with financially independent children are more than twice as likely to be retired than boomer parents still supporting adult kids.

Monday, May 04, 2015 8:30 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

This three-step plan will help you refill your depleted emergency savings.

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