Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 4:04 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Things are getting real for Real Housewives of NJ reality TV stars Teresa and Joe Giudice. They could be going to federal jail for, in part, tax evasion charges.

Monday, October 07, 2013 2:38 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

If your rewards credit card doesn’t correctly identify your retailer, you might not get rewards.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 4:34 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Fannie and Freddie are extending appraisals for those affected by Sandy. Does that mean your lender will, too? Not necessarily.

Sunday, September 02, 2012 10:30 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

The average one-year CD rate remained at 0.31 percent in our latest rates survey. That’s pretty low, but there are several institutions offering better-than-average yields. Make sure to compare yields at online banks and at your local credit union. You can use our rates survey to find the best CD rates in Paramus, NJ. If

Saturday, November 05, 2011 10:00 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Interest rates slowly crept up this week, pushing the average 60-month auto loan up to 5.34 percent. Loans are at near record lows right now, making it a good time for those in the market to finance. To find the best auto loan rates in Princeton, NJ, shop online and at local institutions. Keep in

Sunday, October 02, 2011 11:00 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

CD rates may be low, but you can still safely use CDs as fixed-income investments in your portfolio. To create some liquidity, try building a CD ladder. If you’re looking for the best CD rates in Paramus, NJ, our up-to-date research can help. Because they are insured by the FDIC or NCUA up to $250,000

Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:46 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

The average money market account is still yielding around 0.15 percent. Fortunately, several institutions are still offering better-than-average yields to investors. If you’re looking for money market accounts in Paterson, NJ, use our rates survey to find a satisfactory yield. Since they are insured by the FDIC up to $250,000 per depositor and offer a

Thursday, September 01, 2011 1:42 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Money market accounts can provide a safe place for your savings. They can also offer a yield that’s higher than other interest-bearing savings accounts. Use our rates survey to find the highest yielding money market accounts in Princeton, NJ. Many savvy investors use a money market account to keep their savings while locating future investments.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 11:23 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates in Trenton, NJ, have been dropping to near record lows, making it a good time for consumers looking to buy. Even though rates are low, make sure to budget before getting a loan. Car loans are down across the board this week, with the average 60-month new car loan at 5.47 percent.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:09 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Auto loan rates in Atlantic City, NJ, have been moving further towards the floor lately, making now a good time to finance. Even though rates are low, it’s still vital to budget before getting a loan. To search for the best loans in your area of New Jersey, use our rates survey. The average 60-month

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