Special sections

  • Giving the gift of charity

    Feeling generous? The holiday season is a perfect time for philanthropy. But before spending money or time, take a look at our guide to giving.

  • Get a jump on Santa, start saving now

    Don’t let the holidays catch you by surprise. Plan now for the expenses and avoid being snowed in by bills until spring.

  • Save on back-to-school shopping

    Tax holidays lead the way for being thrifty while getting the kids ready for school.

  • Here come the fees

    Check out this roundup of fees charged by banks, credit card companies and lenders to see what’s average and how to avoid paying them.

  • 7 experts’ 7 top tips for ’07

    Bankrate’s columnists reviewed the landscape in their respective areas of expertise to offer readers their 7 top tips for 2007.

  • Survivor’s guide to ARM resets

    A flood of teaser-rate adjustable-rate mortgages will reset their rates in the coming years, causing higher, sometimes unaffordable payments. This special section offers guidance to homeowners confronting the problem.

  • Subprime mortgage industry meltdown

    Take an in-depth look at how the subprime mortgage industry rose and fell.

  • Child ID theft

    A stolen identity can cause big problems when a child grows up.

  • Money tips for servicemen

    As if U.S. military personnel and veterans didn’t have enough to worry about these days, problems on the home front have left millions of them vulnerable to identity theft.

  • Investmental illness: A guide to getting well

    If markets are rational, they sure are composed of a lot of irrational people who are driven by fear and greed.
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