6 Credit Cards That Can Get You Into a New Car

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6 Credit Cards That Can Get You Into a New Car

6 Credit Cards That Can Get You Into a New Car

It’s an exciting time to be a car buyer as many new vehicles are equipped with amazing features to enhance both safety and efficiency. At the same time, a new generation of muscle cars have reached unprecedented levels of performance. One way to get yourself into a new car and pay for its maintenance is… Read More

Private Student Loan Co-Signers Rarely Let Off the Hook, CFPB Finds

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Private Student Loan Co-Signers Rarely Let Off the Hook, CFPB Finds

Private Student Loan Co-Signers Rarely Let Off the Hook, CFPB Finds

Co-signers for private student loans have had significant difficulty handing off the obligation to the primary borrower, despite what the lenders’ marketing materials say, according to a report issued Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Of those who applied for release from their co-signing agreement, 90% were rejected, the CFPB found. The report also… Read More

10 States With the Highest Foreclosure Rates

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10 States With the Highest Foreclosure Rates

10 States With the Highest Foreclosure Rates

The national foreclosure rate increased 1% in May from April and increased 16% from May 2014, reaching a 19-month high, according to RealtyTrac, a housing-data company. One in every 1,041 housing units in the U.S. had a foreclosure filing in May, which includes notices of default, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions. For the third month… Read More

Help! Someone Took Out a Student Loan in My Name

Identity Theft

Help! Someone Took Out a Student Loan in My Name

Help! Someone Took Out a Student Loan in My Name

Some students worry about whether they’ll get the financial aid they need to pay for the next semester of college. Others wonder why there is a record of them taking out student loans when they didn’t apply — and now they can’t get the loans they need. Consider these scary scenarios readers have told us about… Read More

5 Credit Cards for Sports Fans

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5 Credit Cards for Sports Fans

5 Credit Cards for Sports Fans

It’s been a big week in sports. The Stanley Cup, NBA Finals and FIFA Woman’s World Cup have everyone talking … and spending. Indeed, this is the time of year when it’s hard not to be a sports fan. Thankfully, there are plenty of credit cards designed with sports fans in mind. Here are five… Read More

3 Smart Habits That Can Help Build Your Credit

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3 Smart Habits That Can Help Build Your Credit

3 Smart Habits That Can Help Build Your Credit

When it comes to credit scores, a true quick fix is all too rare. While that might be disconcerting to hear, it doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Improving your score basically boils down to two things: following good credit practices and time. While you don’t have any control over time, you can control the… Read More

How to Refinance a Jumbo Mortgage for Less

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How to Refinance a Jumbo Mortgage for Less

How to Refinance a Jumbo Mortgage for Less

If rising mortgage rates have spooked you into refinancing but your loan size is more than $417,000, pay particularly close attention. Traditionally, these loans cost homeowners more, but there are new investors in the marketplace offering better rates and deals on larger mortgages. The Big Question to Ask It doesn’t matter where you apply to… Read More

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