Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, September 06, 2013 7:26 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Since the financial crisis, the country’s biggest banks have paid $100 billion in legal costs. But who really foots the bill?

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 9:59 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Should we allow banks to file fraudulent documents in court to keep our economy afloat?

Monday, July 04, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Here in Florida, the Foreclosure State, we thought we’d already cataloged every genus responsible for this plague on all our houses, from the predatory lenders to the oblivious robosigners and rocket dockets to the no-mod-for-you bank Nazis. That was, until we caught wind of the HOA chasers. The St. Petersburg Times recently profiled an opportunistic

Monday, February 14, 2011 10:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

When the banking bigs and the feds decided to turn the page and sweep “robogate” under the rug last December, it left me wanting. Not for anything as corny as justice or compassion, though both would go a long way in this foreclosure quagmire in which we’ll likely spend the 20-teens. What I was missing