6 Fees to Look Out for When Buying a Home

Mortgages

6 Fees to Look Out for When Buying a Home

6 Fees to Look Out for When Buying a Home

Let’s cut to the chase. Obtaining a mortgage to buy a home, or to refinance one you already own, is not cheap. No two ways about it, acquiring property is going to cost you some bucks. However, knowing ahead of time what fees lenders charge — including both upfront and later in the transaction —… Read More

New Amazon Prime Credit Card Offers 5% Cash Back

Credit Cards

New Amazon Prime Credit Card Offers 5% Cash Back

New Amazon Prime Credit Card Offers 5% Cash Back

Amazon and Synchrony Bank released a new credit card offer for Amazon Prime customers last week, offering 5% cash back on qualifying purchases and even promotional financing for orders over $149. The store credit card is a credit product you may be familiar with at bricks-and-mortar retailers. Often, these cards offer a discount at sign-up, and… Read More

The Dangers of Choosing Credit Over Cash

Credit Cards

The Dangers of Choosing Credit Over Cash

The Dangers of Choosing Credit Over Cash

Using cash may seem like a thing of the past these days. Credit cards have seemingly become the most common way to make purchases and while there are certainly advantages to using them, there are also some risks. Even if you choose to shop primarily with cards instead of a debit card or cash, it’s… Read More

5 Ways Americans Are Cutting Back

Personal Finance

5 Ways Americans Are Cutting Back

5 Ways Americans Are Cutting Back

The American consumer seems to be on a bit of a frugal streak. At least, that’s what a survey of 2013 spending habits suggests. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has been conducting an annual survey of consumer spending since 1980, the results of which provide detailed insight into where Americans’ money goes. Part of… Read More

Woman Is Sent 300 Credit Reports By Accident

Identity Theft

Woman Is Sent 300 Credit Reports By Accident

Woman Is Sent 300 Credit Reports By Accident

A woman in Maine came home to a funny sight earlier in March when her mailbox was stuffed with more than 300 envelopes, each containing a credit report. Here’s what’s not so funny: None of them belonged to her. Katie Manning contacted a local news station (WGME 13 TV in Portland, Maine) after she realized she… Read More

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