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Do’s and don’ts when using shopping apps

Do’s and don’ts when using shopping appsTechnology can either streamline in-store trips and online purchases, or tempt shoppers to overspend
  • Personal Finance
  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Personal Finance

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate haggling

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate hagglingOnline tools and nonconfrontational negotiating tactics can help car shoppers get the best deal possible
  • Personal Finance
  • 2 days, 12 hours ago
Real Estate

Detroit-area blacks twice as likely to be denied home loans

Detroit-area blacks twice as likely to be denied home loansThe rate for Lansing-East Lansing was even higher.
  • Real Estate
  • 5 days, 8 hours ago
Personal Finance

Weston: Would a bank payday loan be any safer?

Weston: Would a bank payday loan be any safer?Thanks to a recent regulatory change, it now may be possible for banks to offer small, short-term loans
  • Personal Finance
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Personal Finance

Credit card rewards take sting out of a starter budget

Credit card rewards take the sting out of a starter budgetIt’s easy to come out ahead on credit card reward offers if can manage spending well and pay down balances monthly
  • Personal Finance
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Personal Finance

Weston: The right way to give your teen an allowance

Liz Weston: The right way to give your teen an allowanceLess frequent lump sums can teach teenagers how to plan and save for future expenses
  • Personal Finance
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Personal Finance

Liz Weston: Refusing to pay could hurt you
What you might want to consider doing instead

Liz Weston: Refusing to pay could hurt you more than themWhat you might want to consider doing instead
  • Personal Finance
  • 1 month ago
Personal Finance

Your Money: Side hustles you can start with no money

Your Money: Side hustles you can start with no moneyTake inventory of the skills you already possess
  • Personal Finance
  • 1 month ago
Personal Finance

Brianna: How do my finances compare with my peers?

Brianna: How do my finances compare with my peers?The median income for families with a head of household under 35 was $40,500 in 2016
  • Personal Finance
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Personal Finance

What to buy in 2018

What to buy in 2018To help you out, we’ve created a purchase calendar to help you plan your shopping for the year
  • Personal Finance
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Personal Finance

Liz Weston: How debt consolidation can go wrong

Liz Weston: How debt consolidation can go wrongIt often doesn’t address the overspending that caused the debt in the first place
  • Personal Finance
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Personal Finance

Liz Weston: How to ‘death clean’ your finances

Liz Weston: How to ‘death clean’ your financesIt’s about getting rid of excess rather than leaving a mess for your heirs to sort out
  • Personal Finance
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Personal Finance

Trump asks, ‘How’s your 401(k)?’ Most don’t have one

Trump asks, ‘How’s your 401(k)?’ Most don’t have oneThe lower-income workers in Trump’s political base are the least likely to hold money in a 401(k)
  • Personal Finance
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Business

What to expect for your personal finances in 2018

What to expect for your personal finances in 2018Several experts share their opinions on what will happen with some key issues next year
  • Business
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Personal Finance

Splurged on an expensive gift? Be sure to insure it

Splurged on an expensive gift? Be sure to insure itYou can insure some gifts by making a phone call to your agent or a specialty insurance company
  • Personal Finance
  • 2 months ago
Personal Finance

Weston: Are you paying too much for financial advice?
A comprehensive planner typically interviews clients to discover their financial goals,

Weston: Are you paying too much for financial advice?A comprehensive planner typically interviews clients to discover their financial goals,
  • Personal Finance
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Personal Finance

Ask Brianna: How do I get student loans back on course?

Ask Brianna: How do I get my student loans back on course?Repayment options and strategies differ dramatically depending on the type of student loans you have
  • Personal Finance
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Personal Finance

Plan, give, spend smart to skip holiday debt

Plan, give and spend smart to avoid holiday debtYou go to the mall without a spending plan, you can rack up debt
  • Personal Finance
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Personal Finance

Ask Brianna: Quit a job, before you line up another?

Ask Brianna: Should I quit my job without another lined up?Build financial reserves now, and you’ll be better prepared to leave this chapter behind
  • Personal Finance
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Personal Finance

Rent-to-own: Be informed before you sign

Rent-to-own: Be informed before you signYou may rent from a well-known chain, but the contract you sign is usually with a third-party leasing company
  • Personal Finance
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Personal Finance

Liz Weston: When good money advice is bad for you

Liz Weston: When good money advice is bad for youGood money advice for high earners could be lousy for low earners, and vice versa
  • Personal Finance
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Personal Finance

Ask Brianna: What should I do if I think I’m underpaid?
There is more than one way to find out if that is true

Ask Brianna: What should I do if I think I’m underpaid?There is more than one way to find out if that is true
  • Personal Finance
  • 3 months ago
Personal Finance

Liz Weston: How to buy the last house you’ll ever need
The vast majority of homebuyers and remodelers don’t consider what it might be like to grow old in their homes

Liz Weston: How to buy the last house you’ll ever needThe vast majority of homebuyers and remodelers don’t consider what it might be like to grow old in their homes
  • Personal Finance
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Personal Finance

Will your store credit card survive retail apocalypse?

Will your store credit card survive ‘retail apocalypse’?But just because a store turns out its lights doesn’t mean the end is also nigh for your store credit card
  • Personal Finance
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Personal Finance

Liz Weston: Equifax hack isn’t over — more risks ahead
Credit freezes won’t prevent criminals from taking over credit, bank, retirement and investment accounts

Liz Weston: Equifax hack isn’t over — more risks aheadCredit freezes won’t prevent criminals from taking over credit, bank, retirement and investment accounts
  • Personal Finance
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Personal Finance

Interview questions often run afoul of the law

Interview questions often run afoul of the lawCertain questions about age, marital status, medical history, disability. religious beliefs or pregnancy are illegal
  • Personal Finance
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Personal Finance

More pressure on credit bureaus to make freezes free
Consumer protection officials wrote Experian and TransUnion urging them to stop charging fees to freeze credit reports

More pressure put on credit bureaus to make credit freezes freeConsumer protection officials wrote Experian and TransUnion urging them to stop charging fees to freeze credit reports
  • Personal Finance
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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