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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?

By Peter Miller Lenders have an ongoing problem: No matter how many loans they create, they want to make even more. And that brings us

11.10.16
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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

09.11.16
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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

10.07.15
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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

09.10.15
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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

08.11.15
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How to Avoid Excess Bank Fees

By Peter Miller The world of consumer banking used to be based on the pillars of free checking and equally free toasters, but those days

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

By Doug Hoyes I took my family on a short vacation to New York City this summer, and we had the sense that Donald Trump’s

07.24.15
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How Bank ‘Buffers’ Can Make or Break Your Mortgage Application

By Peter Miller If you’ve got your mortgage application figured down to the penny, you may want to haul out the old calculator one more

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

05.28.15
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Will Mortgage Rates Go Up if the Fed Raises Interest Rates?

By Peter Miller There’s a widespread view that if the Fed ultimately raises interest levels then mortgage rates will also rise. Financial history shows that’s

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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

03.20.15
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Six Biggest Myths About 529 Plans

By Kathryn Flynn A college degree is worth more today than ever before. In fact, according to a study by Pew Research, young adults with