Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, February 12, 2016 1:17 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (347-8) in early February to approve changing the definition of who is an accredited investor. An accredited investor is qualified to buy exempt securities — securities not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The IRS, Federal Trade Commission and Social Security Administration are taking steps to protect consumers from identity theft.

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.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:01 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Credit card debt is becoming a staple of the American household, as more people look to plastic as a personal loan. An estimated 60% of Americans have credit card debt.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 9:57 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Winning the NFL championship means more bling. It also means the value of the showy Super Bowl ring is taxable.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The late rock star left a fortune to his kids, but one of them won’t get the money just yet.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 5:30 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

SoFi shelled out around $5 million, or a whopping 20% of its annual budget, for a 30-second spot that aired during the 2nd quarter of the game Feb. 7 on CBS.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 3:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The president’s proposed fiscal 2017 budget includes some provisions to encourage workplace retirement plans.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:52 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Some tax breaks that were made permanent parts of the tax code also are affected by inflation. The IRS has announced those effects for the 2016 tax year.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:31 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The Takata air bag recall has expanded with 2.3 million more cars recalled, bringing the total recalls to more than 26 million vehicles.

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