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  • Mad at Equifax? Use That Fuel to Boost Your Cybersecurity
    Tuesday - 10/17/2017 - 11:00 PM

    It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it couldn’t have come at a better time, considering we all just went through National Equifax Breach Awareness Month. If you’re still upset with the credit bureau for the hack that exposed the personal data of more than 145 million people, channel your outrage into action.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • How to Spend Your Day When You’re Unemployed
    Tuesday - 10/17/2017 - 11:11 AM

    “Being unemployed is the true test of who you really are,” best-selling author Ernie Zelinski once said. At the very least, how you spend your time when you don’t have a job can be a barometer of your future success.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Mortgage Rates Monday: Down on Low Inflation News
    Monday - 10/16/2017 - 06:15 PM

    Average rates on 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages fell three basis points, and the 5/1 ARM declined one basis point, according to a NerdWallet survey of daily mortgage rates published by national lenders.  The drop in rates followed tame inflation news.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • How to Budget for December Holidays in October
    Friday - 10/13/2017 - 02:00 PM

    You might have pumpkins on your porch, but it’s already time to make room for the year-end holidays in your budget. “I was at Costco the other day, and I already saw Christmas trees, [so] we need to be thinking about it right now,” says Nick Givogri, a California-based regional executive for investment service Merrill...

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  • Feds, 11 States Crack Down on Student Loan Scams
    Friday - 10/13/2017 - 08:28 PM

    Federal and state officials have launched the first national crackdown on companies that they say gouge student loan borrowers, accusing them of taking more than $95 million in illegal fees in recent years and falsely promising debt relief.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Drone Photos Help Home Sellers Rise Above Competition
    Friday - 10/13/2017 - 11:27 AM

    Drone photography is taking off as a tool for selling and renting homes. More than ever, real estate professionals rely on the unmanned flying machines to set their listings apart from the competition.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Why NFL Players Go Broke — and What You Can Learn
    Thursday - 10/12/2017 - 10:35 PM

    Terrell Owens originally was famous for his many National Football League records and over-the-top touchdown celebrations. But he’s also famous for running through most of the $80 million he made during his 15-year career, thanks in part to bad investments and business deals.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Make Money with Drones: How to Get Started
    Thursday - 10/12/2017 - 04:12 PM

    After a few months with your drone, you probably know the ropes. You’ve practiced how to fly smoothly and safely, and you’ve taken a few cool pictures. Maybe you’re getting so good at this that your cousin wants to pay you to take her engagement photos.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Best Places for Tech Jobs
    Thursday - 10/12/2017 - 09:00 AM

    Given all the ways that Americans stay in contact with each other, people who work in technology should be able to ply their trade from anywhere in the country with a fast, consistent internet connection.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • New Rules of Credit Card Points Etiquette
    Wednesday - 10/11/2017 - 03:00 PM

    Racking up credit card points and then cashing them in for free airplane tickets or cash back might feel gratifying — but if you’re not careful, you might be harming some personal relationships along the path to victory.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • How I Ditched Debt: Financial Goals Are Family Goals
    Tuesday - 10/17/2017 - 07:00 PM

    In this series, NerdWallet interviews people who have triumphed over debt using a combination of commitment, budgeting and smart financial choices. Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Marriage, Kids and Money Who: Andy Hill How much: $48,032 in one year Financial goals and family goals go hand-in-hand in the Hill household.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Premium Checking: What’s in It for You?
    Tuesday - 10/17/2017 - 01:48 PM

    A basic checking account can be an essential part of your financial life. But if you have the assets to qualify for the Cadillac version of checking, it might make sense to upgrade.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • The Scariest Thing to Find on Your Credit Reports
    Friday - 10/13/2017 - 02:00 PM

    Monitoring your credit reports should be like flossing: a routine that’s not fascinating but that can help prevent something painful from developing. So if an account that’s not yours pops up, be as alarmed as if you had hit a nerve.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Should You Add a Loan to Your Shopping Cart?
    Monday - 10/16/2017 - 10:15 AM

    “Will that be cash, credit card or personal loan?” The next time you shop online, you may be offered a new way to pay — a personal loan with fixed monthly payments.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 5 Top Benefits of a Roth IRA
    Friday - 10/13/2017 - 02:10 PM

    The world of individual retirement savings accounts isn’t exactly known for its rapid innovation process. Consider version 2.0 of the IRA — the Roth IRA. The account’s key features have barely changed since it was rolled out in 1997.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Mortgage Rates Friday: Mixed, as Storms Nix Home Sales
    Friday - 10/13/2017 - 09:00 AM

    The average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate fell one basis point, while the 15-year fixed was unchanged. The 5/1 ARM rose two basis points, according to a NerdWallet survey of daily mortgage rates published by national lenders.  The 30-year fixed rate is three basis points higher than it was a week ago, and 34 basis points higher than one year ago....

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  • When Is the Best Time to Buy Appliances?
    Thursday - 10/12/2017 - 04:10 PM

    Major home appliances are often expensive, but they can be more affordable at certain times of the year — especially around holidays. Before you buy a dishwasher, refrigerator, range, washer or dryer, check if one of these sale seasons is coming up.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Yes, You Need a 401(k) in Your 20s — Here’s Why
    Thursday - 10/12/2017 - 03:00 AM

    Even before the first paycheck from your first full-time job hits your bank account, you should be planning for the day you’ll receive your final paycheck. You may be thinking: I just began working.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • How Being Lazy Can Help You Save Money
    Wednesday - 10/11/2017 - 02:00 PM

    If saving money overwhelms you, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. “Trick yourself to be lazy when it comes to savings,” says Dan Andrews, a certified financial planner at Well-Rounded Success in the Denver area.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Best Places for Young Families in Georgia
    Wednesday - 10/11/2017 - 09:00 AM

    Lots of people are moving to Georgia from around the country and the world, turning once-sleepy railroad towns into bustling suburbs. And why not? The Atlanta region, which has been the main engine of the state’s growth, has big employers and less-expensive homes — at least relative to many other places in the U.S.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share