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  1. Baby Boomers Beware: Financial Fraud That Targets Seniors

    Baby Boomers Beware: Financial Fraud That Targets Seniors

    Unfortunately, you can never retire from being the target of financial scams.
  2. 3 Strategies For Shedding Holiday Debt

    3 Strategies For Shedding Holiday Debt

    If you are part of 13.5 million Americans who are saddled with holiday debt, it's time to enact a plan for paying off your ...
  3. 7 Tips For Closing A Credit Card

    7 Tips For Closing A Credit Card

    Learn when it's a good idea to close a credit card, and how to make sure you do it right.
  4. 5 Big Mistakes Banks Made In 2010

    5 Big Mistakes Banks Made In 2010

    2010 was another tough year for banks. Find out the biggest mistakes these financial giants made in the past year.
  5. Top 10 Tips For A Financially Safe Retirement

    Top 10 Tips For A Financially Safe Retirement

    You've worked hard to secure enough to retire, so make sure you keep it safe.
  6. 5 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Financial Resolutions

    5 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Financial Resolutions

    Don't let these slipups wreck your financial resolutions in 2011.
  7. Top 10 Tips For Buying Your First Home In 2011

    Top 10 Tips For Buying Your First Home In 2011

    Buying your first home can be an exhilarating experience, provided you do some research, stay within a comfortable budget ...
  8. 5 Risky Mortgage Types To Avoid

    5 Risky Mortgage Types To Avoid

    There are plenty of ways to end up with a bad mortgage. The risks of these five should make every homebuyer think twice before ...
  9. 5 Ways Your Partner Can Ruin Your Credit

    5 Ways Your Partner Can Ruin Your Credit

    Financial disagreement is one of the top reasons couples split, and often after one person has ruined the other's finances. ...
  10. 9 Reasons To Say

    9 Reasons To Say "No" To Credit

    Instead of rationalizing, learn to talk yourself out of buying things you can't afford.
  11. Digging Out Of Personal Debt

    Digging Out Of Personal Debt

    Find out why good intentions can put consumers in an even bigger hole than before.
  12. 7 Mortgage Trends To Expect In 2011

    7 Mortgage Trends To Expect In 2011

    How will the year compare to 2010? What's likely to be different?
  13. 9 Credit Card Resolutions For The New Year

    9 Credit Card Resolutions For The New Year

    The New Year is the perfect time to clean up your messy financial habits.
  14. Get Out Of Debt In 2011

    Get Out Of Debt In 2011

    Here are some easy steps you can take to get your debt under control in the New Year.
  15. 6 Financial Questions To Ask Your Partner

    6 Financial Questions To Ask Your Partner

    Discussing finances with you partner can save you loads of stress down the road.
  16. The Truth About Store Credit Cards

    The Truth About Store Credit Cards

    Learn about the good, bad and the ugly behind store credit cards.
  17. Student Loan Debt: Is Consolidation The Answer?

    Student Loan Debt: Is Consolidation The Answer?

    Consolidating your student loans offers convenience, but there are drawbacks.
  18. Quiz: How Do You Pay?

    Quiz: How Do You Pay?

    We look at how the average person pays for every day expenses, gifts and bills. Are you an average consumer?
  19. 9 For-Sale-By-Owner Mistakes

    9 For-Sale-By-Owner Mistakes

    Avoiding these errors will help ensure that your home sells quickly while allowing you to keep that commission fee for yourself. ...
  20. Can You Hit A Perfect Credit Score?

    Can You Hit A Perfect Credit Score?

    Everyone wants a great credit score, but few know exactly how to achieve perfection. Find out how your credit score is kept ...
  21. Water Cooler Finance: Barack Obama Vs. The World

    Water Cooler Finance: Barack Obama Vs. The World

    This week saw mixed indicators of our nation's financial stability - while jobless claims are down, housing prices are still ...
  22. Understanding Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Understanding Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Find out the meaning of this popular asset-backed security and its benefits for banks and investors.
  23. Quiz: Rank Your Holiday Spending

    Quiz: Rank Your Holiday Spending

    Find out how your holiday spending habits compare to average consumers.
  24. Top Tips For Year-End Car Buying

    Top Tips For Year-End Car Buying

    'Tis the season to purchase new wheels, and these tips will help you drive away with the best price.
  25. Career Comparison: Real Estate Agent Or Mortgage Broker

    Career Comparison: Real Estate Agent Or Mortgage Broker

    If you're considering one of these careers, this article is designed to help you make a logical choice between the two.
  26. What Exceeding Your Holiday Budget Really Costs

    What Exceeding Your Holiday Budget Really Costs

    And extra $500 may not seem like a lot around the holidays, but what else could that money be going towards, that would help ...
  27. 4 Things That Are Easier With A Credit Card

    4 Things That Are Easier With A Credit Card

    Love it or hate it, there are some things in life that get to be very tricky when you don’t have plastic in your wallet. ...
  28. 5 Consequences Of The Mortgage Crisis

    5 Consequences Of The Mortgage Crisis

    The mortgage crisis can still be felt all over the economy - and it is leading to some nasty side effects that will linger ...
  29. The Dirty Secret About Your Credit Score

    The Dirty Secret About Your Credit Score

    The tier system of credit scores leaves borrowers with little wiggle room.
  30. What Happened To The MBS Market?

    What Happened To The MBS Market?

    Find out how the fall of mortgage-backed securities has changed the financial landscape.
  31. Financial Thanksgiving 2010

    Financial Thanksgiving 2010

    It may not seem to be the case, but there are several reasons to be thankful this year, both economically and financially. ...
  32. 5 Ways To Buy A Foreclosed Home

    5 Ways To Buy A Foreclosed Home

    There is no shortage of foreclosure properties. Find out how you can buy one for yourself.
  33. How To Outsmart Private Mortgage Insurance

    How To Outsmart Private Mortgage Insurance

    It's possible to use a second mortgage to avoid this fee, but is it in your best interest?
  34. Should You Buy A House At Auction?

    Should You Buy A House At Auction?

    The traditional real estate market isn't the only place to conduct your home search. Auctions also bring many buying opportunities. ...
  35. Strategic Default: Why Owners Are Abandoning Their Homes

    Strategic Default: Why Owners Are Abandoning Their Homes

    We explain how a strategic default works, what its implications are and whether there are any good alternatives.
  36. 5 Long-Term Consequences Of The Recession

    5 Long-Term Consequences Of The Recession

    Apart from the headlines about jobs, this recession is doing damage in other areas that goes unnoticed.
  37. Banking Has Changed: What Does It Mean For Consumers?

    Banking Has Changed: What Does It Mean For Consumers?

    Banks have long been leading spenders on technological innovations. Learn the key changes in the banking industry and what ...
  38. Top 5 Things To Know About Robo-Signers

    Top 5 Things To Know About Robo-Signers

    According to recent news reports, robots are taking over U.S. banks. Here, we separate fact from hype.
  39. The Who, What And How Of Microfinance

    The Who, What And How Of Microfinance

    Microfinancing allows people in poverty to safely take on reasonable small business loans in an ethical manner.
  40. 7 More Things Your Banker Doesn't Want You To Know

    7 More Things Your Banker Doesn't Want You To Know

    Your banker is not your friend, and the more you know about their motives, the better you can protect your money.
  41. 5 Real Estate Fears That Keep You From Buying

    5 Real Estate Fears That Keep You From Buying

    Don't let these concerns stop you from owning your own home. Learn how to overcome common home-buying fears and feel confident ...
  42. Your Portfolio: Time To Cash In?

    Your Portfolio: Time To Cash In?

    The rise and fall of the stock market makes many investors unsure of when to sell their shares. Learn the key factors to ...
  43. The Ins And Outs Of Bank Fees

    The Ins And Outs Of Bank Fees

    These service charges could nickel and dime you right out of your nest egg.
  44. Wall Street History: We Fell On Black Days

    Wall Street History: We Fell On Black Days

    This week in financial history, Wall Street suffers some disastrous days.
  45. What's Your Debt Really Costing You?

    What's Your Debt Really Costing You?

    Although your minimum monthly payment may not look like much, your debt is denting your finances more than you realize.
  46. Breaking Down Credit Card Fine Print

    Breaking Down Credit Card Fine Print

    Those "perks" offered by credit card companies usually come with strings attached, and these are just a few of them.
  47. Know Your Foreclosure Rights

    Know Your Foreclosure Rights

    Find out what homeowners are entitled to under the law, and how they can ensure their rights are honored by lenders.
  48. The Story Behind The Foreclosure Crisis

    The Story Behind The Foreclosure Crisis

    One little house in Maine could end up costing the mortgage industry a large amount of money.
  49. Credit Card Features You Shouldn't Use

    Credit Card Features You Shouldn't Use

    Avoid these add-ons that cost much more than standard credit card interest rates for purchases.
  50. Can You Dispute A Foreclosure?

    Can You Dispute A Foreclosure?

    The bank has foreclosed on your mortgage, but do you really have to leave? Learn how to fend off the lenders and gain the ...
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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