Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:48 pm
By Gili Malinsky ·

A new app could warn you when you don’t have enough cash to cover expenses — and lend you money interest-free to prevent your balance from falling below zero.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 6:05 am
By Greg McBride ·

Overdraft fees keep rising, but consumers have some ways of fighting back.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell ·

The CFPB is working on a tool to help colleges strike deals with banks that don’t stick students with high fees and skimpy features.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin ·

Beginning in October, you can open the doors at Walmart and open a new checking account. Is the new GoBank account right for you?

Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:00 pm
By Allison Ross ·

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau again has raised concerns about overdraft protections at banks, today releasing a report that says small debit card purchases lead to expensive overdraft fees. “Today’s report shows that consumers who opt in to overdraft coverage put themselves at serious risk when they use their debit card,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray

Friday, January 10, 2014 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

Issues with closing or managing a bank account made up the bulk of complaints.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 4:15 pm
By David McMillin ·

A new study reveals that, when it comes to checking accounts, where you live counts.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:55 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

A new report has called attention to potentially abusive aspects of bank overdraft programs.

Friday, July 12, 2013 4:55 pm
By David McMillin ·

A new study shows that one type of fee has been steadily rising at credit unions. What is it?

Friday, June 14, 2013 4:49 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

A Pew Charitable Trusts study finds gaps in big banks’ checking account disclosure practices.

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