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October 23, 2013

Financial Decisions That May Haunt You Later in Life

People often say “life is short” as a justification to do or buy something immediately rather than waiting. But the truth is, life is not short. […]
October 18, 2013

‘Vampire’ Foreclosures Keep Bank Inventory High

As if rising mortgage rates aren’t scary enough, analysts have identified a lurking threat to housing: “vampire” properties. These “vampire” properties are bank-owned foreclosed homes in […]
October 17, 2013

What to Buy in October

By shopping standards, October is that odd month sitting smack in the middle of the back-to-school frenzy and the holiday shopping extravaganza. But frugal shoppers need […]
October 15, 2013

Default Has Potential to be 'Catastrophic'

A default on the nation’s debt could thrust the nation into the worst recession since the Great Depression, and even a prolonged standoff could do significant […]
October 9, 2013

What Is a Bad Credit Score?

Most people have a gut feeling about their credit – it’s either great, good or bad. But what is a bad credit score really? First, it’s […]
October 8, 2013

What is the Worst Kind of Debt?

What is the worst kind of debt to carry? Is it student loan debt, credit cards, a mortgage – or something else? Even the experts don’t […]
October 1, 2013

How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect You?

October traditionally marks the beginning of open-enrollment season – your annual opportunity to choose healthcare coverage from the options provided by your employer. But selecting the […]
September 30, 2013

10 Ways the Government Shutdown Could Affect You

If the Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on how the U.S. should pay its bills, the federal government will shut down tomorrow, October 1. At a […]
September 27, 2013

Lay Off the Latte and Perk Up Your Mortgage Payment

Interest – it’s insidious, like lighting money on fire (but without the excitement of watching something burn). Sure, it’s a necessary part of the financial system […]