Personal Finance

Is It Time to Divorce Your Bank?

Since the turn of the 21st century, about 15% of marriages have ended in divorce. If you opened a new checking account in 2000 when you got married, you have ...
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There Really May Be Ghosts and Goblins Hiding in the Home You Want to Buy

A "haunted house" listed at a bargain price of $99,000 in Joliet, Illinois, last April is apparently still on the market. The Frank Shaver Allen Home is reportedly home to ...
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California Wildfires Caused 42 Deaths, More Than $1 Billion in Damage

The California Department of Insurance on Thursday released preliminary data on the loss of life and property damage due to recent wildfires in the both northern and southern California. The ...
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2017 Data Breaches to Date Tops 1,100

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 1,103 data breaches recorded this year through October 18, and that more than 171 million ...
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Has Dating Become a Financial Audition?

The dating game has always been a minefield, a time when anything that could go wrong probably will. It has also always been interesting and exciting as two people get ...
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99% of Fake iPhone Chargers Sold Online Failed

With the holiday season nearly upon us again, a lot of consumer electronics gear will once again be popular and, once again as well, consumers will be looking for a ...
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Ransomware Is Big Business on the Dark Web

There are currently an estimated 45,000 ransomware products for sale at more than 6,300 dark web marketplaces at a median price of just $10.50. The market for these products has ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Remain at Recent Highs, Applications Decline

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 2.1% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Website Attacks Soared 186% in Q2

Attacks on websites belonging to small and medium-size businesses nearly tripled year over year in the second quarter of 2017, from a daily average of 22 per day in the ...
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Why High School Students Left $2.3 Billion in College Aid on the Table

The high school class of 2017 left as much as $2.3 billion in federal grant money for college on the table, according to a new analysis by NerdWallet. The grant ...
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10 House-Hunting Mistakes to Avoid

Once you decide that it's time to buy a house, the first thing you might want to do is to hit the open houses in the area where you want ...
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Used Car Values Jumped 3% in September

U.S. sales of new cars totaled just over 1.5 million units in September. Sales of new cars totaled well over 40 million. The wholesale price of a used car rose ...
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2017 Data Breaches to Date Nears 2016 Total

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 1,056 data breaches recorded this year through October 3 and that more than 171 million ...
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How Equifax Breach Could Cost US Consumers $4.1 Billion

Among several steps consumers can take to try to minimize the damage caused by the Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) leak of personally identifiable information on 145.5 million Americans is to ...
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High-Income Shoppers to Drive 2017 Holiday Spending Up 6%

U.S. consumers with annual household incomes greater than $60,000 are forecast to spend $1,507 on gifts, travel and entertainment this holiday season. Households with incomes below that threshold are forecast ...
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