Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Sunday, April 14, 2013 9:10 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

JP Morgan Chase is changing bank policies to try to help protect customers from payday lenders’ aggressive practices.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:20 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A recovering housing market is improving the repayment rate among borrowers.

Thursday, February 02, 2012 5:26 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Part of the fallout of the housing crisis means that rental demand is up – and so are prices. As home prices have been dropping and supply increasing, it’s a cruel twist for renters who are blocked from getting a mortgage because of bad credit to see their monthly payments go up. It’s also frustrating

Monday, January 16, 2012 9:30 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Short of cash? Out of checks? Forgot your debit card? Maxed out your credit? Don’t worry. If you want to buy a power drill, flat of pansies, major kitchen appliance or whatever at one of five particular Home Depot stores, you’ll be able to pay with — wait for it — PayPal. Customers can authorizes