Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, August 21, 2015 12:08 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Seniors can take a proactive step against ID theft by placing a security freeze on their credit reports.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Seniors can be particularly vulnerable when it comes to financial thievery. What’s more, the ploys are getting more sophisticated.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 9:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Despite many years of investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Allen Stafford’s CD scam ran for more than a decade.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 11:52 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Gifts cards are a great go-to for last-minute holiday shoppers, but you need to be careful as they’re also prone to scamming.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:25 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The government is warning about scam artists it says are peddling phony Ebola cures.

Monday, August 11, 2014 2:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

As more consumers ditch checking accounts in favor of prepaid cards, some fraudsters are targeting cardholders in online scams. A recent New York Times┬ástory by Matthew Goldstein highlights that one particular financial product seems to have become the focus of regulators. It’s called MoneyPak, and it’s known as a “cash top-up card.” Rather than working

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:54 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Scammers are setting up fake Facebook pages and possibly looting credit cards from the crash site following last week’s tragedy.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:05 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Investors must investigate the official letters after the name of an adviser or financial planner.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:00 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Looking for a good retirement location? What about avoiding summertime scams? We have your personal finance prescription ready for pickup today on Bankrate.com.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:00 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Happy Hump Day! Today on Bankrate.com, find out how to receive benefits as a part-timer.

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