Personal Finance & Credit / Banks & Banking

  • How a $2,500 loan turned into $50,000 of debt

      

    Less than a week after Google said it was banning ads for payday loans, one man’s story is making national headlines. He’s an example of how a bit of financial bad luck can turn...

  • This is the only safe way to use a debit card

      

    One of the biggest problems with fraud in the U.S. is that most people don't know how to spot it -- not to mention many people aren't even aware of the fact that they are at...

  • Will it now be easier to sue your bank?

      

    Federal regulators moved one big step closer Thursday to banning contract language that prohibits consumers from joining class-action lawsuits against corporations. The Consumer Financial...

  • Here's the #1 way to stop living paycheck to paycheck

      

    Do you know where your money is actually going every month? If not, then that's a huge warning sign that it's time to start paying attention. Many people avoid...

  • You can now open a Goldman Sachs account with just $1

      

    If you're looking for a way to get more out of your savings account, Goldman Sachs wants to be the solution. As the online banking industry continues to grow and become an...

  • Earn up to 5% APY on your money!

      

    Looking to maximize your rate of interest as a saver? There are a few banks out there that can help you do it! Read more: 11 habits keeping you from reaching financial success Grab these...

  • How a small unpaid bill can destroy your credit score

      

    If you have old bills lingering out there somewhere that you forgot about, they could be doing a lot more damage to your financial life than you realize. Maybe you moved and in the process of...

  • Why you need to turn paper statements back on

      

    Paper statements help prove your balance in event of catastrophic attack var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push(['embed']); If you think about all the companies you do business with, they all try...

  • Should you decline your bank’s overdraft protection?

      

    Overdraft protection might sound like a good idea, but does it really pay off?

  • Best ways to get a small business loan

      

    Getting a loan as a small business or an entrepreneur hasn't always been easy. Big banks generally don't care about you and the small community banks that were a pipeline of money for...

  • 10 tips to quickly improve your credit score

      

    While you may not think of it regularly, your credit score can have significant ramifications on some major life events. Your score can influence whether or not you’re approved for things...

  • New, easy way to deal with a lost debit card

      

    A lost debit card normally involves a cancellation call. But new apps let you turn off your card with a click,

  • Most people who ask can get late fees waived, interest rates lowered

      

    Ask and you shall receive! It may not work every time, but it works a lot more than many people realize. When it comes to monthly bills and companies you do business with, more often than not,...

  • 5 credit card myths that could harm your credit score

      

    Your credit card might be your favored method for paying everyday bills and expenses big and small, but how well do you know its effect on your credit score? With so many credit score myths...

  • How social media can influence your loan

      

    Your credit score might not matter as much as your social media score when you take out a loan.