3 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Mortgages

3 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

3 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Buying a house is a costly financial commitment with longstanding effects on your finances. Deciding how much mortgage you can afford and how you want to structure your payment schedule can make a big difference in your future. Depending on your arrangement, you could be making payments on your property for 10, 20 or even... Read More

How to Make Sure Your New Car Isn’t a Clunker

Auto Loans

How to Make Sure Your New Car Isn’t a Clunker

How to Make Sure Your New Car Isn’t a Clunker

Show me the Carfax. Remember when those commercials first hit the airwaves? It was only a matter of time before dealerships everywhere started touting a Carfax report with every used car. The reports promised an almost crystal ball view into the history of a vehicle. Sellers could no longer hide accidents, major repairs or faulty... Read More

The Dangers of Online Dating

Personal Finance

The Dangers of Online Dating

The Dangers of Online Dating

After years of searching for love in all the wrong places, you’ve finally hit the jackpot. Prince Charming is only a keystroke away, and you found him via social media or at an online dating site. But is he really “the one”? Online dating scams are common, and they cost victims more than $50 million... Read More

4 Tips for Furnishing an Empty Home on a Budget

Mortgages

4 Tips for Furnishing an Empty Home on a Budget

4 Tips for Furnishing an Empty Home on a Budget

Choosing a new home can be very exciting. There are lots of things to do when getting ready to move into a new property. If you are moving out on your own for the first time or upgrading to a larger place, you might find yourself moving into a mostly empty home. While this means... Read More

Another Target Security Breach?

Identity Theft

Another Target Security Breach?

Another Target Security Breach?

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is looking into a security breach involving Target stores in central California, ABC affiliate KXTV in Sacramento reports, though it is unrelated to the cyberattack that affected Target stores across the country at the end of 2013. The new issue was detected in January, and investigators identified a suspect in April. Postal... Read More

Should You Get a Prenup?

Personal Finance

Should You Get a Prenup?

Should You Get a Prenup?

Getting married is usually surrounded by romance and excitement, but becoming a married couple typically entails some lifestyle changes. It can be overwhelming to focus on the big day itself, but it’s also important to think about what happens after the wedding. Talking about your finances before walking down the aisle can help you make them a priority... Read More

Nurse & Boyfriend Stole 50 Hospital Patients’ Identities

Identity Theft

Nurse & Boyfriend Stole 50 Hospital Patients’ Identities

Nurse & Boyfriend Stole 50 Hospital Patients’ Identities

A New York woman was sentenced to 4 to 12 years in prison Aug. 26 for her role in stealing the identities of 50 to 60 patients at a hospital where she was previously employed, the Albany Times Union reports. Suzette Guzman-Moore and her boyfriend, Emmett Woods, were arrested in May on charges of fraud... Read More

Is Student Debt Really Hurting the Housing Market?

Student Loans

Is Student Debt Really Hurting the Housing Market?

Is Student Debt Really Hurting the Housing Market?

Young Americans with student loan debt have to earn 34% more, or an extra $8,969 a year, than their peers without education debt in order to buy a median-priced home, a new analysis from RealtyTrac finds. That may seem upsetting to debtors at first glance, but when you think about it, the figure makes a... Read More

How Buying Gas Could Cost You Your Identity

Identity Theft

How Buying Gas Could Cost You Your Identity

How Buying Gas Could Cost You Your Identity

Labor Day weekend presents a welcome opportunity to get out of town, spend a few days with friends and family and look forward to a shortened work week, but consumers aren’t the only ones excited about the holiday. Nearly 35 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles from home this Labor Day... Read More

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