Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Sunday, March 26, 2017 6:27 pm
By Robin Saks Frankel · Bankrate.com

The credit scores the big credit bureaus try to sell you typically aren’t the same scores used in lending decisions, despite what those companies might imply.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:25 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car sales have been steadily rising and the entry-level crossovers are the hottest segment, according to new data from Experian Automotive.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 7:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The average amount Americans are financing for a new car loan as well as their average monthly payment have hit all-time highs.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:24 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

People age 65+ are 34% more likely to lose money in a scam than someone in their 40s.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Americans are leasing cars and taking out new car loans at a record pace, according to the latest data from Experian Automotive.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 10:31 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

More can loans are getting approved than ever since the recession.

Friday, October 23, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Seniors are often a target for identity theft. They tend to be less digitally aware, they trust more easily and are more civic- and family-minded.

Friday, October 02, 2015 1:41 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Hackers have stolen the personal information of 15 million in a data breach of Experian.

Saturday, September 05, 2015 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The gap between the monthly payments for new and used cars is at the widest level on record, according to Experian Automotive.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 2:51 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car loans for consumers with the worst credit, so-called subprime and deep subprime, have fallen to its lowest share of auto loans overall since 2012.

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