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  1. Unclaimed Scholarships: Get Your Share

    Unclaimed Scholarships: Get Your Share

    These obscure scholarships often have thousands of dollars in unclaimed money, due to their restrictive eligibility requirements. ...
  2. Developing A Debt Plan

    Developing A Debt Plan

    What steps do we need to take to get ourselves out of debt?
  3. A Post-Graduation Financial Plan

    A Post-Graduation Financial Plan

    You've graduated; now what? It's time to organize your student debt, as well as create a budget taking into consideration ...
  4. 5 Jobs With High Salary, Low Education

    5 Jobs With High Salary, Low Education

    These careers only require an Associate's degree or less, but they bring in a good-sized paycheck.
  5. Do You Need A Home Warranty?

    Do You Need A Home Warranty?

    A home warranty may sound like a great form of protection against expensive, unforeseen home repairs. But is it worth it? ...
  6. 6 Ways To Cut The Cost Of Your Car Loan

    6 Ways To Cut The Cost Of Your Car Loan

    It's not cheap to own a car these days, especially if you have to borrow to make it happen. These tips will make sure you ...
  7. Millionaire Credit Cards: What's In Their Wallets?

    Millionaire Credit Cards: What's In Their Wallets?

    Elite level credit cards come with their own perks - and costs.
  8. The Pitfalls Of Buying A Foreclosure House

    The Pitfalls Of Buying A Foreclosure House

    Find out if the house you're eyeing is really a good deal.
  9. Is Now A Good Time To Invest In Real Estate?

    Is Now A Good Time To Invest In Real Estate?

    From carrying costs to investment risk, there's a lot to consider before you invest in real estate.
  10. Do You Need A Debt Ceiling?

    Do You Need A Debt Ceiling?

    Debt ceilings may not be right for everyone, but they can be a useful tool.
  11. Will Paying Off Old Debt Boost Your Credit Score?

    Will Paying Off Old Debt Boost Your Credit Score?

    Learn why paying down your debts may not always be the fast-track to improving your credit score.
  12. Home Improvements That Boost Resale Value

    Home Improvements That Boost Resale Value

    Choose substance over style when making home improvements in a down market.
  13. A Look At Single-Use Credit Cards

    A Look At Single-Use Credit Cards

    Single-use credit cards are a safer way to shop online, but they are not without their downsides.
  14. 4 Reasons To Increase Your Credit Card Limit

    4 Reasons To Increase Your Credit Card Limit

    It seems contrary to smart financial planning, but increasing your credit limit can actually be a smart move.
  15. 8 Must-Have Numbers For Evaluating A Real Estate Investment

    8 Must-Have Numbers For Evaluating A Real Estate Investment

    These calculations can help you figure out if a particular property will be a valuable investment.
  16. If my mortgage lender goes bankrupt, do I still have to pay my mortgage?

    If my mortgage lender goes bankrupt, do I still have to pay my mortgage?

    Yes, if your mortgage lender goes bankrupt you do still need to pay your mortgage obligation. Sorry to disappoint, but there ...
  17. Explaining Underwater Loans

    Explaining Underwater Loans

    Feel like you're drowning in debt? It may be because your loans have gone underwater.
  18. 6 Questions To Ask Before You Refinance

    6 Questions To Ask Before You Refinance

    Refinancing your mortgage can be a quick way to save on payments, but it's not for everyone.
  19. The Evolution Of Credit Card Security

    The Evolution Of Credit Card Security

    With the increase in credit and debit card fraud, these measures have been taken to ensure your financial security.
  20. How can I use layaway plans for budgeting?

    How can I use layaway plans for budgeting?

    Layaway plans are a way to buy larger items without having to come up with the entire cost at once, and without paying the ...
  21. Top 5 Homebuying Tips For 2011

    Top 5 Homebuying Tips For 2011

    A lot has changed in 2011, and this is what you need to know if you're buying a house this year.
  22. 5 Reasons To Save For A Big Mortgage Down Payment

    5 Reasons To Save For A Big Mortgage Down Payment

    You may be anxious to buy a home, but taking time to save a large down payment has numerous advantages.
  23. 8 Factors That Devalue A Good Home

    8 Factors That Devalue A Good Home

    Whether you're listing your house or looking to buy, these factors should play a big part in valuing a property.
  24. Store Credit Card Traps To Avoid

    Store Credit Card Traps To Avoid

    Retail credit cards may seem like a good idea, but they can create enormous debt problems in the future.
  25. What The New Mortgage Lending Rules Really Mean

    What The New Mortgage Lending Rules Really Mean

    Every mortgage rule change has consequences for borrowers, lenders, the housing market and the broader economy.
  26. 5 Bank Fees You May Not Know About

    5 Bank Fees You May Not Know About

    Banking regulations have recently changed and fees are following suit.
  27. Avoid Foreclosure: How To Handle An Underwater Mortgage

    Avoid Foreclosure: How To Handle An Underwater Mortgage

    Foreclosure is the biggest fear of any struggling homeowner. These tips just might save your credit rating.
  28. 5 Myths About Personal Bankruptcy

    5 Myths About Personal Bankruptcy

    There are some persistent myths that hover over the process of bankruptcy that are either half-truths or completely false. ...
  29. How To Avoid Medical Debt

    How To Avoid Medical Debt

    Find out what you can do to avoid a financial meltdown when there's a medical emergency.
  30. Am I responsible for fraudulent charges on my credit card?

    Am I responsible for fraudulent charges on my credit card?

    In the event that your credit card is stolen in the United States, federal law limits the liability of card holders to $5 ...
  31. The Lowest Foreclosure Rates In America

    The Lowest Foreclosure Rates In America

    Despite more foreclosures and a high unemployment rate, signs of life are emerging in the U.S. real estate market.
  32. 6 Tips For Getting A Small Business Loan In 2011

    6 Tips For Getting A Small Business Loan In 2011

    Learn the top ways to ensure that your small-business loan application is accepted this year.
  33. Mortgage Options For Underwater Homeowners

    Mortgage Options For Underwater Homeowners

    Find out what options are available when your mortgage is greater than the value of your home.
  34. 5 Ways Banks Will Pad Their Profits This Year

    5 Ways Banks Will Pad Their Profits This Year

    Recent regulations have banks looking for new ways to make money. Find out how your banking will be affected in 2011.
  35. How Financial Companies Encourage Bad Habits

    How Financial Companies Encourage Bad Habits

    Banks, credit card companies and financial advisors may be happy to see you stick to your bad money habits.
  36. When (And When Not) To Refinance Your Mortgage

    When (And When Not) To Refinance Your Mortgage

    There are both good and bad reasons to refinance. Learn more about both here.
  37. Pay For College Without Selling A Kidney

    Pay For College Without Selling A Kidney

    Save thousands of dollars on tuition with these tricks and little-known programs.
  38. 5 Creative Ways To Pay Your Mortgage

    5 Creative Ways To Pay Your Mortgage

    Keeping up with your mortgage in hard financial times takes creativity. Make your house and land work for you.
  39. What Is A Credit Score?

    What Is A Credit Score?

    Learn about the components and considerations of personal and financial data that determine your credit score.
  40. 5 U.S. Cities With The Most Credit Card Debt

    5 U.S. Cities With The Most Credit Card Debt

    For these Americans, there is still a long way to go before the credit card balance reads zero.
  41. How To Stage Your Home For A Quick Sale

    How To Stage Your Home For A Quick Sale

    Learn how to make your house appealing to the largest number of buyers and increase your chances at a fast sale.
  42. The Financial Risks Of Leaving Your Spouse

    The Financial Risks Of Leaving Your Spouse

    Find out what can happen when you leave your spouse, and how to plan ahead to ensure the least financial trouble.
  43. Steps To Getting Out Of Debt

    Steps To Getting Out Of Debt

    Learn how to get your bank account back in the black and reach your financial goals.
  44. 5 Things You Need To Be Pre-Approved For A Mortgage

    5 Things You Need To Be Pre-Approved For A Mortgage

    Before you can get serious about buying a home, you need to get pre-approval for a mortgage. Learn what you need to speed ...
  45. How To Survive A Bankruptcy Filing

    How To Survive A Bankruptcy Filing

    Learn how to make filing for bankruptcy less painful so you can successfully rebuild your financial life.
  46. 6 Ways To Stop Credit Card Junk Mail

    6 Ways To Stop Credit Card Junk Mail

    Tired of credit card offers filling your mail box? Take advantage of these options to reduce the amount of credit card junk ...
  47. 6 Ways Marriage Can Improve Your Finances

    6 Ways Marriage Can Improve Your Finances

    Understanding your partner's situation is an essential step before combining your finances - but the perks can be plentiful. ...
  48. Do You Understand Your Credit Score?

    Do You Understand Your Credit Score?

    Most Americans don't really understand their credit scores. Find out what you need to know.
  49. Promissory Notes: Not Your Average IOU

    Promissory Notes: Not Your Average IOU

    These may be a handy way to borrow money, but this convenience does not come without risk.
  50. Getting A Mortgage: How The Process Has Changed

    Getting A Mortgage: How The Process Has Changed

    After the banking crisis, banks have tightened their lending standards. Find out how the current mortgage-lending standards ...
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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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