Michele Lerner

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  1. Home & Auto

    Re-Amortizing Or Refinancing Your Home

    Re-amortization is a lesser known alternative to refinancing when it comes to dealing with your mortgage.
  2. Credit & Loans

    Best Credit Cards For Travel Deals

    A wide range of rewards credit cards are available for consumers to use toward airfare, hotel bills, rental cars and more.
  3. Retirement

    Retirement Hobbies That Make Money

    Turning your hobby into some extra cash can be a great way to make your retirement more financially comfortable.
  4. Savings

    10 Money-Savers That Turn Into Money-Wasters

    Frugal living can be wise, but some money-saving moves can result in you spending more money.
  5. Budgeting

    Free Tools To Help You Manage Your Money

    Multiple websites offer money management tools for free. Here are a few recommended sites.
  6. Personal Finance

    Unique Wedding Registries

    Engaged couples who prefer non-traditional wedding gifts have a wide variety of options when it comes to creating a wedding registry.
  7. Entrepreneurship

    5 Steps To Qualify For A Mortgage If You're Self-Employed

    Qualifying for a mortgage is a little more complicated for borrowers who are self-employed.
  8. Home & Auto

    What Are Mortgage Lenders Allowed To Ask Borrowers?

    Seemingly intrusive or irrelevant questions are actually legal for lenders to ask of mortgage applicants.
  9. Personal Finance

    Unique Places Where Personal Finance Training Is Taught

    Consumers can get personal finance training from schools, the government, the military and a variety of community organizations.
  10. Personal Finance

    Pros And Cons Of Volunteering In Your Career Field

    Here are some positives and negatives of volunteering in the same area you work in.
  11. Personal Finance

    People Who Benefit The Most From Volunteering

    From parents to students to retirees, volunteering can be of great benefit to a lot of people. Here are people who volunteering benefits the most.
  12. Personal Finance

    The Best Ways To Volunteer

    The most beneficial type of volunteer activity depends on your goals for volunteering.
  13. Budgeting

    11 Hidden Costs Of Owning A Home

    The cost of buying a home extends beyond the down payment, closing costs and your mortgage. Watch out for these costs.
  14. Credit & Loans

    How To Keep Your Debit Card Transactions Safe

    Debit card use has become more popular than ever, but not every consumer knows what they need to do to make sure they keep their debit card safe.
  15. Personal Finance

    5 Hidden Fees To Watch For On Vacation

    Fall may seem like the perfect time to take advantage of special travel deals, just be aware of extra charges like taxes and other standard fees.
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