Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, July 18, 2014 11:42 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security verification letters will continue to be available by postal mail.

Monday, February 11, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Banks use a combination of safeguards to protect their customers’ personal data. But customers themselves also must take a part in safeguarding their personal financial information. This means you. That’s a message from the American Bankers Association, ABA, a trade group in Washington, D.C., that represents banking companies and is urging bank customers to take

Friday, February 08, 2013 12:13 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Equifax is making big bucks from selling your salary information to potential employers and financial institutions.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 5:47 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Government officials in Argentina are now tracking debit card purchases, giving some credence to consumer worries over debit cards’ “paper trail.”

Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Four important tips for consumers who’ve recently opened a new bank checking account.

Monday, June 04, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Legislation would allow banks to mail out fewer privacy policy notices.