Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:35 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Louisiana residents who got tax refunds via the state’s My Refund Visa debit card might have been hacked.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 3:29 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Several states are trying new tactics to collect unpaid taxes, like taking away driver licenses.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 4:08 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If you owe Connecticut, Louisiana or Arkansas taxes, you might be able to take advantage of tax amnesties now underway in those states.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:51 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Memorial Day weekend shoppers in three states will get bigger bargains, thanks to sales tax holidays.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011 9:05 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates in New Orleans, LA, and in cities throughout the nation are still at record lows. If you’re looking to finance, now might be a good time. But keep in mind that more incentives might come at the end of the year as car companies compete for sales in the last quarter. The

Sunday, August 14, 2011 11:00 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Safe investments aren’t always easy to come by in a down economy. A money market account may not offer the highest yield, but it is insured by the FDIC or NCUA up to $250,000 per depositor. Locating decent money market accounts in Baton Rouge, LA, can be tough, but our research can help you locate

Sunday, July 31, 2011 2:00 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Finding a decent yield in this economy isn’t the easiest thing to do, but a money market account can offer a better-than-average yield with the benefit of safety. If you’re looking for a money market accounts in New Orleans, LA, our rates survey can help you locate a better-than-average yield. Money market accounts usually offer

Friday, June 17, 2011 3:16 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates in Baton Rouge, LA, and across the country have been staying low, but finding a rate that suits your budget can still be a little hard to do. When looking for a loan, check out your current banking institution and search online as well. National rates moved up slightly this week, with the

Friday, June 10, 2011 4:14 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates in Lake Charles, LA, are currently heading toward record lows. The 60-month auto loan rates fell even more this week, hitting an average of 5.43 percent, according to Bankrate.com’s weekly survey. Lenders across the nation are offering rates below the national average to those with good credit. With the economy in somewhat