Michele Lerner

Michele Lerner

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  1. Re-Amortizing Or Refinancing Your Home
    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. Best Credit Cards For Travel Deals
    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 Hobbies That Make Money
    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. 10 Money-Savers That Turn Into Money-Wasters
    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. Free Tools To Help You Manage Your Money
    Budgeting

    Free Tools To Help You Manage Your Money

    Multiple websites offer money management tools for free. Here are a few recommended sites.
  6. Unique Wedding Registries
    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. 5 Steps To Qualify For A Mortgage If You're Self-Employed
    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. What Are Mortgage Lenders Allowed To Ask Borrowers?
    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. Unique Places Where Personal Finance Training Is Taught
    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. Pros And Cons Of Volunteering In Your Career Field
    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. People Who Benefit The Most From Volunteering
    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. The Best Ways To Volunteer
    Personal Finance

    The Best Ways To Volunteer

    The most beneficial type of volunteer activity depends on your goals for volunteering.
  13. 11 Hidden Costs Of Owning A Home
    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. How To Keep Your Debit Card Transactions Safe
    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. 5 Hidden Fees To Watch For On Vacation
    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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