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Seniors and affordable transportation

Affordable transportation is often a concern for senior citizens

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Most of us don't know our credit card APR

Are you getting the best deal on your credit cards? If you regularly carry a balance, a new survey from CreditCards.com suggests there's almost a 50/50 chance you don't know how good your deal is

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First-time homebuyers setting records

Prospective first-time homebuyers are facing stiff challenges as they enter today's housing market – including finding an affordable home

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Why check your credit report and credit score? Why wouldn't you?

Your credit report and credit score act as warning signs for your financial health. Ignore them at your own risk.

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5 ways to have your student loans forgiven

Does your student loan situation look hopeless? Don't give up hope yet.

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Income share agreements

While the job market has improved for recent graduates, many are struggling with excessive debt

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Home prices outpace pay increases

Affordable housing? What affordable housing?

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Best buys for Father's Day

Father's Day is coming up on June 17th. What can you get Dad to celebrate his special day without loading up the credit cards?

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4 out of 5 young borrowers blame student loan debt for not owning a home

A student loan can be your best friend or your worst nightmare

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Your unpaid student loan could cost you your tax refund

If you've lost a tax refund to an offset, you aren't alone

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Student loan interest rates rise

Are you planning to take out student loans soon? Be prepared to pay more for the privilege

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5 worst mistakes of online borrowing

Although countless Americans have been helped by the ability to borrow money without leaving home, others have hurt themselves by being ill prepared for the process.

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How much do you know about retirement?

It takes solid planning and fiscal discipline during your working years to enjoy a financially comfortable retirement. But how can you properly plan if you don't really understand how to manage your money?

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Free credit freezes and more credit changes you need to know

Could President Trump's newest law be damaging to your credit?

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3 tips before applying for a rewards credit card

Unless you are just starting out and have no credit history, or are attempting to rebuild poor credit, you should be able to qualify for a rewards credit card

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Why aren't 529 plans more popular?

How do you plan to fund your children's education?

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Americans' biggest money mistakes

You've made some life decisions that you've regretted, and some of those decisions surely involve money. What sort of money mistakes have you made?

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7 questions to ask before refinancing your student loan

Are you having difficulties paying off your student loan debt? If you don't qualify for other methods of help, refinancing your student loan might be a suitable option

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3 of 4 workers concerned about social security

Are you counting on Social Security for most of your retirement funds – and if so, how comfortable are you that the funds will be there at retirement?

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More homebuyers stretching to buy

Desperate homeowners are stretching their finances to buy a home, and lenders and mortgage backers are increasingly willing to accommodate them

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Millions of Americans using outdated credit cards

If you haven't changed cards in ten years or more, you're likely missing out on deals that can save money and prop up your budget.

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How to negotiate a summer vacation rental

Just because travel agents and middlemen are being squeezed out does not mean that you are getting the best deal possible.

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6 tips to improve your home purchase offer

Are you looking to buy a home in the current seller's market? We'd wish you good luck, but making a standout offer on a home requires more preparation than luck.

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Only 37% of millennials have a retirement account

Who's thinking about retirement when they're young? Retirement accounts are typically not a priority for young workers – but they should be.

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Card balances drop while consumer credit growth slows

A new government report provides both good news and bad news about America's massive consumer debt load

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Seniors racking up debt

You've saved for retirement and built up a sizable nest egg. However, you forgot to consider one factor – excessive debt as you approach retirement. Too many seniors are facing that grim scenario.

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Supplemental transition accounts for retirement – STARTs 101

Let's face it: Americans are woefully unprepared for retirement

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Student loan delinquencies increase

How bad is America's student loan situation? Worse than you might think...

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25 million Americans left behind retirement savings when changing jobs

What happens to your employer-based 401(k) account when you leave a job? That's for you to decide – and if you make no decision, you may end up losing hard-earned benefits. 

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Synthetic-identity fraud

As defensive tactics against identity theft increase, criminals are shifting toward a new tactic synthetic-identity fraud

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How single people afford homes

Home ownership is a fulfilling but difficult goal. The challenges of being single can make it even more difficult to find an affordable home to buy – especially for single women

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Cryptocurrency and retirement

If your retirement plan is not meeting expectations, should you be wary of incorporating cryptocurrency into your account?

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Subprime loans – should you take the risk?

Are you ready to take advantage of these offers and, even if you are, is a subprime loan the best choice for you?

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This lender repos 1 in 3 cars it finances

We frequently hear about America's crushing student loan debt – but auto loans are not far behind

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How to amend a tax return

There is no need to panic simply amend your tax return in a timely matter using IRS Form 1040X

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Credit card delinquencies soar

America's economy is improving by most standards – but is it improving on the backs of excessive debt?

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How long should tax returns be saved?

Is three years too much or not enough?

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Houses selling for more than asking price

Did you sell your home last year? If so, there's a decent chance that you did well on the exchange

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What's holding up your retirement savings? It's you

Are retirement savings a priority for you? If not, why aren't they?

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How to get a new Social Security card

Your Social Security Number may be your most important piece of identification – yet it's likely that you never carry your Social Security card with you

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No punishment for Equifax after massive hack

It's unlikely that any other charges will be brought against Equifax because the breach was due to Equifax's incompetence which is not a criminal offense

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1 out of 9 credit scores increased overnight

How would you like an overnight increase in your credit score, through no action of your own?

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    Affordable transportation is often a concern for senior citizens

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    Iran news agency: Protesters swarm Tehran's Grand Bazaar amid nationwide anger over country's troubled economy.
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    (Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool). Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, waves to supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara, Turkey, early Monday, June 25, 2018. Erdogan won Turkey's landmark election Sunday, the c...(Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool). Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, waves to supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara, Turkey, early Monday, June 25, 2018. Erdogan won Turkey's landmark election Sunday, the c...
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for the past 15 years, is set to extend his rule with sweeping powers after winning landmark presidential and parliamentary elections.
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for the past 15 years, is set to extend his rule with sweeping powers after winning landmark presidential and parliamentary elections.
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    China, EU to form group to modernize global trade rules

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    The vice president of the European Union's governing body says Europe and China will form a group aimed at updating global trade rules to address technology policy, subsidies and other emerging complaints.
    The vice president of the European Union's governing body says Europe and China will form a group aimed at updating global trade rules to address technology policy, subsidies and other emerging complaints.
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