Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

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.

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