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Can an identity thief change your home address?

Identity thieves can potentially redirect your mail by filling out a change of address form in your name

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Americans still not saving... But don't care!

Do you have enough cash to handle an unexpected emergency expense? According to a new survey, a significant number of Americans don't have an emergency savings fund and don't see the lack of one as a problem.

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How to turn low unemployment into a raise

According to economic theory, low unemployment will lead to rising wages as employers compete for the small pool of qualified workers

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Americans' financial regrets

Financial regrets can have longer-lasting consequences and, according to a recent survey, 76% of Americans have some form of financial regret

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Don't let a credit dispute blow your mortgage

"Always check your credit report for errors, and dispute any errors as soon as possible." We normally give this advice, but there are a few exceptions to this rule – including when you are preparing to apply for a mortgage

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7 questions to ask yourself to choose where to retire

Do you plan to relocate when you retire? If so, where would you like to go?

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Less than 1 in 3 parents teach their kids about credit scores

Your kids are growing up fast. Soon, it will be time to have ... the talk. No, not that one. We're referring to the talk about responsible use of credit.

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1 In 3 use credit cards simply for rewards

Do you consider a rewards program as an integral part of your credit card choice? According to a new study by finder.com, close to one-third of Americans use credit cards just to get the associated rewards.

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Renters' top 8 biggest concerns about buying a home

Homeownership remains a goal for most Americans. However, a recent report shows eight concerns renters have regarding that goal

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Summer jobs and income taxes

Welcome, students, to income taxes and how they affect the working world that you have joined

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Not paying credit cards – a timeline to avoid

Here's what happens when you start missing credit card payments

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Raise your credit score, and pay less for insurance

A poor credit score makes your financial life difficult in a number of ways

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Most Americans don't have a financial plan, but should

Do you have a financial plan? A real, written plan with goals, targets, and timelines, not just "I plan to stay out of debt this year"? If you have no such plan, you have plenty of company

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More taxes on online purchases

Americans will soon be paying up to $33 billion more each year for online purchases

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Your low credit score could cost you $21,000

How much does your credit score affect your mortgage rates? A recent study by Zillow reveals some shocking information

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Fill your IRA with low-cost index funds

Does your IRA or 401(k) contain mostly actively managed funds or index funds? Do you know the difference between those two funds? Do you even know what's in your IRA or 401(k) at all?

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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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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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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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  • Can an identity thief change your home address?

    Can an identity thief change your home address?

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:00 AM EDT2018-07-18 12:00:15 GMT
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    Identity thieves can potentially redirect your mail by filling out a change of address form in your name

    Identity thieves can potentially redirect your mail by filling out a change of address form in your name

  • How Much Does Your Dream Home Cost?

    How Much Does Your Dream Home Cost?

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:10 AM EDT2018-07-18 08:10:10 GMT
    What does your dream home look like, and how much does it cost? Whether it's a cottage on a secluded beach, a stately mansion on a hill, or something in-between, your dream home probably won't come cheap. ...
    What does your dream home look like, and how much does it cost? Whether it's a cottage on a secluded beach, a stately mansion on a hill, or something in-between, your dream home probably won't come cheap. Two recent...
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    Keep Your Data Off The Dark Web

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-07-18 02:10:04 GMT
    Be Afraid of the Dark Is your credit card information floating around the dark web, waiting to be sold to an enterprising criminal? That's increasingly likely. According to the cybersecurity research group...
    Be Afraid of the Dark Is your credit card information floating around the dark web, waiting to be sold to an enterprising criminal? That's increasingly likely. According to the cybersecurity research group IntSights,...
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    (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on 'The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress', at Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Ju...(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on 'The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress', at Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Ju...
    The Latest: Federal Reserve Chairman Powell delivers Fed's monetary report to House panel.
    The Latest: Federal Reserve Chairman Powell delivers Fed's monetary report to House panel.
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    Regulators seek end to stricter oversight of Zions Bancorp

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    Federal regulators seek removal of strict government oversight imposed on Zions Bancorp after the big regional bank received a taxpayer-funded bailout during financial crisis.
    Federal regulators seek removal of strict government oversight imposed on Zions Bancorp after the big regional bank received a taxpayer-funded bailout during financial crisis.
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    Airline group faults Europe traffic controllers amid delays

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    The world's biggest trade association of airlines is criticizing air traffic control agencies in Europe for seeking "super-normal profits" instead of working to improve performance, as air travelers have faced...
    The world's biggest trade association of airlines is criticizing air traffic control agencies in Europe for seeking "super-normal profits" instead of working to improve performance, as air travelers have faced soaring delays this year.
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