Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, May 05, 2016 9:21 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The 2016 average student debt total is $37,173, a bump of 6.05% over 2015 and the largest it’s ever been.

Monday, February 29, 2016 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

People with student debt are taking longer to find that career job that’s going to pay enough to contribute to a 401(k).

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:19 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Student loans aren’t forever. If your income is low, you can apply to have your loan discharged after 20-25 years of payments.

Monday, December 30, 2013 3:27 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Polls show that Americans have changed their attitude about saving vs. spending since the 2008 recession.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:38 am
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Younger credit card holders aren’t worse borrowers than their older counterparts, according to a new study.

Friday, February 10, 2012 6:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

A new poll by the Pew Research Center reveals that the age at which children should be financially independent, according to parents, has crept up over the past decade. In 1993, 80 percent of parents said children should be independent by age 22. But in the new poll, only 67 percent of parents agreed with that