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Everyone hits an unexpected bill or expense now and then — a car breaks down, an air conditioner fails during a heat wave, a relative... [Read More]
Cash advances come with high interest rates and are difficult to pay off, so it's best to look for other options to cover an unexpected... [Read More]
Summer is coming, and homeowners may be contemplating remodeling projects and household repairs during the warmer months. But with interest rates starting to rise, consumers... [Read More]
Should you use cash, a mortgage refinancing, line of credit or second mortgage to fund that remodeling project? Here are some tips and a Q&A. [Read More]
Students and their parents will soon pay higher interest rates for some loans and other government programs. [Read More]
Saving for college is daunting, as the sticker price for even state schools edges ever higher. [Read More]
The reliance by home insurance companies on a consumer's credit history in setting premiums is growing, but it varies by state. [Read More]
Lines of credit? Home equity loans? The advantages and disadvantages of each when paying for upgrading a kitchen or a bathroom. [Read More]
Planning on using some of your wedding gift cash to help pay for your honeymoon? You may want to invite lots of guests from the... [Read More]
Fannie Mae, the government-controlled mortgage corporation, is taking three steps to help ease student loan borrowers into homeownership. [Read More]
Multiplying your child's age by $2,000 will give you an idea of how much you should have saved by that point, though there are other... [Read More]
Federal student loans that are delinquent can cause the Treasury to keep any tax refunds owed to the borrower. Here's what you should do. [Read More]
Researchers find that about 60 percent of complaints about medical debt collections fell into categories that made it unlikely the consumers owed money. [Read More]
Premiums under the government's flood insurance program just rose, but most people don't know that homeowner's insurance policies don't cover floods. [Read More]
A new analysis of car insurance in four states found that drivers living in some minority neighborhoods were charged higher rates than similar drivers in... [Read More]
An analysis finds disparity in auto insurance prices in four states that differences in risks could not explain. [Read More]
The share of people with medical debt has fallen in recent years, but past-due medical bills remain a stubborn burden, especially among younger adults, according... [Read More]
The April 18 deadline for filing federal income tax returns is less than three weeks away. Taxpayers who think that they will not complete their... [Read More]
Taxpayers who think they will not complete their returns by the April 18 deadline may want to consider requesting an extension. [Read More]
People who are 70½ are required to take initial withdrawals from their I.R.A.s. The deadline for doing so is April 1, which this year is... [Read More]