Personal Finance

How Much Do Fees Add to the Cost of a Mortgage?

If you are a first-time home buyer, you might not be aware that there are costs involved with getting that home you want that can add either to your out-of-pocket costs ...
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2017 Data Breaches Nearly 30% Higher Than 2016’s Record Pace

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) indicates that there have been 758 data breaches recorded this year through June 20 and that more nearly 12 million ...
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This Summer’s Best Road Trips and the Best Credit Cards to Help Pay for Them

Nearly 80% of U.S. families plan to take a road trip this summer — and who can blame them? Gasoline prices are about four cents a gallon lower than they ...
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Does Your Home Have One of These 6 Money Pits?

When Cary Grant and Myrna Loy undertake the renovation of an old country house in "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House," hilarity ensues. Nearly 40 years later, Tom Hanks and ...
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Sell Your Home Faster by Avoiding These 8 Mistakes

You've spent some effort — and some money — to dress up your home before putting in on the market: some fresh paint, maybe a few improvements to the curb ...
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Subprime Loans Fall, Easing Concerns Over Borrowers’ Ability to Pay Them

The share of subprime auto loans fell to a 10-year low in the first quarter, according to Experian's first-quarter “State of the Automotive Finance Market” report, easing fears that borrowers ...
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2017 Data Breaches 30% Higher Than Last Year’s Record Pace

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 732 data breaches recorded this year through June 14 and that more than 10.8 million ...
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These Are Some Companies Offering Help Pay Off Student Loans

In an apparent first among American municipalities, Memphis, Tennessee, earlier this month said that starting July 1, the city’s full-time employees will be eligible to receive $50 a month for ...
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Powerball Lottery Jackpot Hits $435 Million: 12 Things Not to Do If You Win

Having a $375 million lottery sounded big enough to entice lottery players, but after there were no winners of the Powerball grand prize, that has rolled up to $435 million. ...
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Credit Card Red Flags Raised, With Debt on Pace to Reach $1 Trillion

Consumers are pushing credit card debt to alarming levels, according to WalletHub. The online financial adviser projects consumers will add $60 billion in credit card debt this year, lifting the ...
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Powerball Lottery Jackpot Hits $375 Million: 12 Things Not to Do If You Win

June may be the start of the summer doldrums, but there is about to be some serious excitement around the lottery again. There were no jackpot winners for last Saturday's ...
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The Cost of Owning a Tesla Just Went Up

When shopping for a new car, one metric that savvy buyers keep in mind is the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the car over the number of years of ...
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Competing — and Winning — Against Multiple Bids for the Home You Want

One of the big issues facing home buyers for the past year or more has been the relative lack of inventory, especially at the low end of the housing market. ...
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Women Hold Almost Two-Thirds of College Debt

Women comprise 56% of those people who were enrolled in colleges and universities last year. On a ratio basis, their debt problems are much larger than the percentage of this ...
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Hacker Attack on Password Manager Heightens Concerns

It's hard to deny the convenience of using a password management program that can maintain or generate all the passwords consumers use these days. All you need to do is ...
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