Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:30 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calls out student loan serving companies for illegal practices.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:47 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

A small provision in many private student loan contracts could result in big consequences.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 5:09 pm
By Kemberley Washington · Bankrate.com

Want options to repay your student loans? Here are alternatives if you are struggling with your debt.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:06 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Congress has dodged U.S. default. But the clock is ticking once again.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:24 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Senate announced a deal to reopen the government and avoid U.S. default.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

American Bankers Association CEO Frank Keating tells Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 4:36 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

President Barack Obama says he’s open to a short-term budget and debt ceiling deal.

Sunday, July 08, 2012 6:00 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

More than 30 years after Linda Brice borrowed money for college, attorneys representing the DOE drained her bank account and garnished her pay.

Sunday, July 31, 2011 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

What will happen to Social Security if the country defaults? One answer: “We don’t really know for sure. We’ve never done this before and I hope we don’t,” says Timothy McBride associate dean for public health at Washington University in St. Louis, and one of the nation’s experts on Social Security and Medicare. McBride thinks

Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Investments that keep a retirement nest egg safe are tough to find these days. Even municipal bonds, which have been the bedrock of many people’s portfolio for years, are looking shaky these days. I wrote this week about the threat that governments won’t be able to cover their deficits or meet their pension obligations. This

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