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  • To Travel Cheap, Steer Clear of These Booking Flubs
    Tuesday - 05/23/2017 - 02:11 PM

    Habits can be hard to break, but certain travel-planning tendencies could be costing you. To help you save money, we’ve identified five mistakes you won’t want to make again. Mistake 1: Not logging in Your casual travel browsing could be working against you.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Payday Loans Are Dying. Problem Solved? Not Quite
    Tuesday - 05/23/2017 - 01:15 PM

    Payday loans — the “lifesavers” that drown you in debt — are on the decline. Fines and regulatory scrutiny over high rates and deceptive practices have shuttered payday loan stores across the country in the last few years, a trend capped by a proposal last summer by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to limit short-term...

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  • Budgeting for College Students: Where to Start
    Monday - 05/22/2017 - 09:45 PM

    College marks a significant transition period for many young adults — it’s a time of newfound freedom and the financial responsibilities that come with it. Whether your funds come from family, student loans, scholarships or your own wallet, you’ll need to budget for expenses like textbooks, housing and, yes, a social life.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 6 Smart Ways to Travel Cheaply
    Monday - 05/22/2017 - 06:04 PM

    Memorable vacations can come with a price tag you’d rather forget. But with proper planning, smart research and a flexible attitude, you can travel cheaply and still have an experience worth remembering.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Mortgage Rates Friday, May 19: Still Near 6-Month Lows
    Friday - 05/19/2017 - 10:48 AM

    Mortgage rates for 30-year and 15-year fixed home loans, as well as 5/1 ARM rates, moved a notch higher today, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage interest rates published by national lenders Friday morning.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • How to Ruin Your Finances Fast
    Thursday - 05/18/2017 - 09:42 AM

    Some financial disasters are a long time in the making. It typically takes years of unfortunate choices — minimum credit card payments, forgone savings opportunities — to create suffocating debt or a poverty-level retirement.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Auto-Paying Bills by Credit Card: Help or Hassle? Yes.
    Tuesday - 05/16/2017 - 03:31 PM

    Paying recurring bills by credit card is the easiest thing in the world — until it isn’t. Just ask John McCarron, who pays many of his bills this way to save time and earn rewards.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 5 Tips to Find a Cheap Flight
    Tuesday - 05/16/2017 - 03:00 AM

    Saving money always feels good. But, for some reason, saving money on flights can feel especially gratifying. Perhaps it’s the size of the savings, which can be up to $100 or more sometimes.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • VA Loan Eligibility and Requirements for 2017
    Monday - 05/15/2017 - 10:38 AM

    VA loan eligibility is more involved than, “You’ve been in the service, you’re all set.” Getting a VA home loan is a big deal — hey, buying a home always is — so you’ll have to clear some hurdles.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • How to Detect Scams That Could Ruin Your Retirement
    Friday - 05/12/2017 - 03:09 PM

    No one expects to fall victim to a financial scam, yet they happen with alarming frequency — and retirees are often in the crosshairs.   Nearly 1 in 5 Americans over 65 have been victimized by financial rip-offs, according to a 2016 study from the Investor Protection Trust, a nonprofit investor education organization.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share