Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:37 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Within the past 5 years, 42% of millennials have used alternative financial services like payday loans, pawnshops, car title loans, tax refund advances or rent-to-own products.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 3:32 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Why are millennials more likely to use personal loans? One reason is because they are delaying home ownership and can’t borrow against the equity in their homes.

Monday, October 05, 2015 11:41 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

More than half of consumers say student loan debt is at least somewhat of an obstacle to buying a home, according to a new survey.

Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:09 pm
By Lance Davis · Bankrate.com

Graduates are leaving college with massive debt. Here’s a look at what they’re facing, plus six steps to pay off loans.

Monday, March 09, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

It’s far more likely that your children can find a way to finance their college careers than it is to expect your children to finance your retirement.

Friday, February 20, 2015 3:09 pm
By Stacy Jones · Bankrate.com

At the end of December, student loan debt reached $1.2 trillion.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:30 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calls out student loan serving companies for illegal practices.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:30 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The bureau is seeking restitution for Corinthian Colleges students allegedly harmed by a predatory lending scheme.

Friday, April 25, 2014 2:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Looking at financing college for the parents this year’s freshman class.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:47 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

A small provision in many private student loan contracts could result in big consequences.

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