How to Find Last-Minute Flights

Personal Finance

How to Find Last-Minute Flights

How to Find Last-Minute Flights

It’s no secret that airfare during the holidays is sky high and continues to steadily climb as the years progress. The Wall Street Journal reported in October that Christmas week fares were 7.3% higher than they were in 2012. With such bloated rates, how in the world are you supposed to go home for the holidays without going... Read More

3 Real-Life Money Miracles

Personal Finance

3 Real-Life Money Miracles

3 Real-Life Money Miracles

Most of us have experienced a cash crunch at one time or another, and thought, “I need a miracle.” For these three people, a money miracle is exactly what they got. The 12 Days of Christmas When he heard a knock on the door that night in mid-December 2008, Chris Miles wasn’t sure if he... Read More

Consumer Watchdog Announces Largest Discriminatory Auto Lending Case Ever

Auto Loans

Consumer Watchdog Announces Largest Discriminatory Auto Lending Case Ever

Consumer Watchdog Announces Largest Discriminatory Auto Lending Case Ever

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Friday the largest auto loan discrimination case to date, in which Ally Financial Inc. and Ally Bank has been ordered to pay $80 million in damages to 235,000 minority borrowers impacted by their discriminatory pricing system. The enforcement action stems from an investigation started in 2012, through which the... Read More

5 Ways to Make a Mortgage Move Faster

Mortgages

5 Ways to Make a Mortgage Move Faster

5 Ways to Make a Mortgage Move Faster

Good lenders try to make the mortgage process more of a sprint than a marathon. They also try to impart on prospective homebuyers how much power they have in moving that finish line. You can generally go from contract to loan closing in 30 to 45 days, depending on the loan type, the property and... Read More

Where to Find the Best Price on Popular Used Cars

Auto Loans

Where to Find the Best Price on Popular Used Cars

Where to Find the Best Price on Popular Used Cars

For consumers looking to save money by buying a used car, location matters. Miami may be a bargain-hunter’s best bet, and New York City has some good deals, too, according to a new analysis of used-vehicle listings from iSeeCars. Of the 10 most popular used cars, as determined by vehicle search engine site iSeeCars, five... Read More

3 Reasons to Start Your Taxes Now

Personal Finance

3 Reasons to Start Your Taxes Now

3 Reasons to Start Your Taxes Now

I am normally a tax procrastinator. I get them done, but not without my accountant bugging me a few times. But this year will be different. I am actually already starting on my 2013 taxes in 2013 (what a concept!) – and you may want to do the same. Yes, we’re into the busy holiday... Read More

Burned in the Target Data Breach? How to Protect Yourself

Identity Theft

Burned in the Target Data Breach? How to Protect Yourself

Burned in the Target Data Breach? How to Protect Yourself

Target today confirmed a data breach that affected about 40 million credit and debit card accounts. According to the company’s website, data was obtained — customer names and their card numbers, expiration dates and three-digit security codes (CVVs). Hackers struck at the height of the high-traffic holiday shopping season: Cards used for Target transactions between... Read More

6 Things to Do With Your Money Before 2014

Personal Finance

6 Things to Do With Your Money Before 2014

6 Things to Do With Your Money Before 2014

As we approach the end of 2013, there are several steps you can take to save on taxes. It’s important to get organized so you can be sure you are taking all of the tax deductions to which you are entitled. And it’s never too late to review your rate of withholding and estimated taxes... Read More

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