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How to Watch March Madness Without Paying for Cable

By Chris Brantner Whether you’re a casual or die-hard fan, the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament is one of the biggest events in all of

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DirecTV Now: Cord Cutter’s Dream or a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

By Chris Brantner With the addition of DirecTV Now, the satellite TV company’s new entry into streaming television, there’s yet another cord-cutting option on the market,

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Cutting the Cord? How to Find Cheap High-Speed Internet That Can Handle Streaming Video

By Chris Brantner One of the things that nearly everyone can agree on is cable and internet packages are way too expensive. That’s why it’s

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Can Alternative Credit Scoring Help You Get a Mortgage?

Millions of Americans pay their utility bills on time, month after month, but still have no credit history to show for it. Photo: StockMonkeys By

09.28.17
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Buying a House? How to Save for a Down Payment

Saving for a new home has just become easier. Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say they will now buy mortgages with as little as

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How to Cut Cable and Still Watch the MLB Playoffs

By Chris Brantner Major League Baseball fans love October, because it means weeks of playoff baseball — all starting with the first Wild Card game on Tuesday. Even

09.09.16
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Two Tips for Dealing with Food Allergies on a Budget

By Katy DeDeyne When you’re trying to make better financial decisions, one of the first areas to look at trimming back is food. From cutting down

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How to Watch Football This Season Without Paying for Cable

By Chris Brantner If you’re a football fan, you’re feeling happy because the drought is over. NFL Preseason is wrapping up, which means the real

10.06.15
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Why Aren’t Car Loans More Regulated?

By Peter Miller Auto debt has become a trillion-dollar industry, yet it’s a form of financing largely exempt from government oversight. Car and truck buyers

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Five Signs Your Debt Is Threatening to Swallow You Whole

By Doug Hoyes I was quite amused the other day to read my news feeds and see several conflicting articles about consumers and debt. In

09.09.15
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Interest-Only Mortgages Are Making a Comeback

By Peter Miller Interest-only mortgages are back, a return which many people will likely regard with some anxiety. After all, weren’t interest-only loans one of those

08.10.15
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How to Avoid Excess Bank Fees

There’s no denying that ATMs and overdraft protection are incredibly convenient, but they also bring in billions of dollars in fees for the banking industry. Photo: Jim

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How Can Donald Trump Declare Bankruptcy Four Times… and Still Be a Billionaire?

Despite filing for bankruptcy four separate times, Donald Trump remains a billionaire. Photo: Gage Skidmore By Doug Hoyes I took my family on a short vacation to

07.20.15
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How Bank ‘Buffers’ Can Make or Break Your Mortgage Application

Photo: Christian Schnettelker By Peter Miller If you’ve got your mortgage application figured down to the penny, you may want to haul out the old

07.16.15
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Would You Trust Quicken Loans With Your Mortgage?

By Peter Miller There has always been competition in the mortgage industry, but now borrowers increasingly find themselves with a new option: financing from a

05.26.15
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Will Mortgage Rates Go Up if the Fed Raises Interest Rates?

Conventional wisdom holds that when the Federal Reserve starts to ratchet up interest rates, maybe as early as September, mortgage rates will follow suit. But

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Nine Life Milestones That Double as Debt Threats

By Doug Hoyes Most people I meet with are truly surprised at just how much debt they have accumulated. They didn’t go out yesterday and

03.16.15
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Six Biggest Myths About 529 Plans

Using a 529 plan to save for college doesn’t limit you to just state colleges or schools within your state. And you don’t even have to use