Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, June 02, 2016 2:28 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Students duped into taking out loans to pay for college could get a tax break if a new Senate bill gets some traction.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 7:05 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

A growing percentage of parents say their children will use student loans to pay for college.

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.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 3:43 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has asked a federal court to shut down a student debt-relief company that charged students millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 1:22 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

The recent Fed rate hike affects private student loans, too. Borrowers might want to take a second look at their most recent billing statements.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 2:59 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Fintech startup MPOWER Financing is offering personal loans to students for things like tuition or university-sponsored services without the need for collateral.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:01 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Credit card debt is becoming a staple of the American household, as more people look to plastic as a personal loan. An estimated 60% of Americans have credit card debt.

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.

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