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Wondering just who is paying for the shutdown so far? Here’s a list of who’s getting hit the hardest.
Having your identity stolen can cost you a great deal, but identity theft protection doesn’t have to. Here are easy — and free — ways to reduce your risk.
Financial institutions are giving special consideration to furloughed federal employees — offering loans and delayed payments and waiving fees.
In a nation founded on capitalist ideals and driven by consumer activity, why don’t we do a better job educating our kids about money?
That old Miracle Whip jar full of loose coins can get you through a minor shortfall, pay for a few luxuries or even fund a long-term dream. These tips will help.
Tackle the money boogeymen – investing, debt, wills, taxes and budgeting — one easy step at a time.
Money Talks visits a city where houses that used to cost $250,000 are now selling for $70,000. But if you want a bargain, forget the home-buying process you learned from your parents.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has warned companies that provide information to credit bureaus that they need to do a better job of investigating mistakes in credit reports.
This reader has been told that when it comes to things like insurance, local is better than online and long distance. What do you think?
Women in general know more about credit scores than men, but many members of both sexes get the basics wrong.
If you’ve been rejected by banks, the bitter truth is that you may not have many options. But there are some things you can do.
FICO demands $20 to see your credit score. What they’re not telling you: The score your lenders are using to judge you may be entirely different.
Thinking of buying a home? Before you hit the streets to start looking, look at these rules – they’ll make you a smarter home shopper and better homeowner.
Most people spend more time shopping for milk than trying to find the best rates on their savings, credit cards, or loans. Are you earning as much as possible and paying as little as possible? Here’s a quick look at rates this week on everything from mortgages to money markets.
Nearly half of Americans in their 30s and 40s have lived together in a romantic relationship. While that may make for a happy couple, it can lead to money misery.
A new bill before Congress would establish a watchdog agency to oversee everything from credit cards to mortgage loans.
A credit freeze may not do exactly what you hope it will and might inconvenience you. Be sure you know the facts before you freeze your credit.
With many things in life, you don’t get do-overs. Fortunately, taxes aren’t one of them. Months, even years, after filing your return, if you remember a deduction that could have gotten you a bigger refund, you can refile. Meet the 1040X.
What would you do if you got unsolicited mail saying you’re qualified for a special government program and pre-qualified for a special mortgage rate? Here’s what I’d do.