5 Budget ‘Serial Killers’

Personal Finance

5 Budget ‘Serial Killers’

5 Budget ‘Serial Killers’

You went over your monthly budget — again. Now you’re looking at bills and bank accounts, figuring out how to shuffle money around so you can pay everything and avoid this awful feeling next month. Good luck with that. Everyone has different financial priorities, but no matter who you are, there are some expenses that… Read More

Why Apple Users May Be Seeing More Scammy Emails

Identity Theft

Why Apple Users May Be Seeing More Scammy Emails

Why Apple Users May Be Seeing More Scammy Emails

If you use an Apple device and have noticed an increase in suspicious emails, you’re not imagining things. A report from cybersecurity company CYREN says Apple users have increasingly become scam targets, noting a 246% increase in phishing sites aimed at Apple users from first quarter 2014 to third quarter 2014. Phishing includes emails, social… Read More

Government Shames Doctors Who Haven’t Paid Their Student Loans

Students

Government Shames Doctors Who Haven’t Paid Their Student Loans

Government Shames Doctors Who Haven’t Paid Their Student Loans

Nothing good comes of defaulting on your student loans, but people who don’t repay Health Education Assistance Loans get special treatment: public humiliation. The Department of Education released its latest edition of the deadbeat doctors, a 25-page list of defaulted borrowers, the city they live in, their discipline (medical doctor, dentist, podiatrist, etc.) and their… Read More

5 Ways to Avoid ATM Fees

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Avoid ATM Fees

5 Ways to Avoid ATM Fees

Imagine if each time you wanted to take a $20 bill out of your wallet, you had to put a $5 bill through a paper shredder. That’s essentially what you’re doing when you pay ATM fees — you’re paying to access your own money, and it can add up to a lot of waste. People… Read More

When Refinancing Your Student Loans Can Backfire

Students

When Refinancing Your Student Loans Can Backfire

When Refinancing Your Student Loans Can Backfire

If you’re looking for a way to make your student loan payments more affordable, chances are you’ve looked into or heard of student loan refinancing options. Borrowers with federal student loans can refinance by taking out a Direct Consolidation Loan, or they can take advantage of some non-federal refinancing out there. Keep in mind that… Read More

Can You Still Refinance Your Mortgage?

Mortgages

Can You Still Refinance Your Mortgage?

Can You Still Refinance Your Mortgage?

Two weeks ago, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate hit a 2014 low at 3.97%, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage rates survey. But late last week, the average rate had dropped to 3.92%. We’re seeing mortgage rates at historic lows, even after experts projected rates to rise significantly in 2014, and homeowners have taken notice. “Homeowners… Read More

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