Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:12 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

An organized scam that uses phony bank checks to purchase cars via Craigslist has become widespread.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 4:14 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A former NFL player ran a Ponzi scam, the SEC says. Will Allen and his partner claimed to lend money to pro athletes, with a promise to investors of up to 18 percent in interest.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

While being on the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry may not stop telemarketers from calling you, it’s still worthwhile to put your cell, VOIP and land lines on the list.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:30 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Being a good Samaritan can be difficult, as Bankrate’s Jessica Patel found out recently. After finding a lost debit card on the subway, editor Patel called the number on the back to report it as lost. But rather than a quick phone call, she found herself facing Chase Bank’s automated phone system, which did not

Monday, June 02, 2014 11:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

FINRA last week issued a warning to investors being contacted about high-yield CDs.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 11:54 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

A new cybersecurity threat to ATMs allows thieves to make unlimited withdrawals.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 4:00 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Make sure your donations to Typhoon Haiyan victims go to legitimate groups.

Friday, September 13, 2013 7:03 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Scammers are trying to take advantage of the growing interest in medical marijuana.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 2:27 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If you lose money in a scam, the IRS might be sympathetic. But the tax agency also wants any taxes that might arise from the fraudulent transaction.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 5:23 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A debt settlement services company allegedly misled consumers about fees and services.

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