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Home Equity Loans: Low-Cost, Tax-Advantaged Credit

If credit card payments are eating up your disposable income each month, or if you need cash to remodel your kitchen--or to buy a new car--a home equity loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC) might be your best…

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A Few Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun and exciting time for children, but for parents it can sometimes be a little scary as far as safety goes. To ensure that you have a fun and safe holiday, we have a few safety tips…

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Preparing for the Storm

With Tropical Storm Nate nearing the Gulf Coast, these few tips on preparation may come in handy. Have your storm supplies ready. Supply Checklist: A three day supply of food and water along with a seven day supply of medication,…

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Important Information About The Equifax Data Breach

By now, most of you have probably heard about the Equifax data breach. This hack has exposed the personal information of millions of U.S. consumers. Once hackers have gained access to consumers’ personal information, there is a greater risk of…

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Cost of College

Finance Expert, Author and CEO Kim Curtis has partnered with the American Consumer Council to discuss the Cost of College: How to Attack your Student Loans. Watch these videos on YouTube: watch?v=vX1-IjAP-VI&feature=youtu.be https://youtu.be/vX1-IjAP-VIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX1-IjAP-VI

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The Payday Lending Trap


You’re in a financial bind and need some quick cash. You’ve seen payday loan stores all over town and think "Maybe I should try that…” 

Don't fall into that trap! Getting a loan with a payday lender could send you down a deep hole that may take years to get out of.
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10 Terms Every Homebuyer Should Know

Buying a home is a common undertaking for many Americans, but it’s also one of the most complicated — not to mention costly — purchases adults will ever make. It’s important to understand these 10 essential terms so you’re ready to make smart decisions with your money.
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Guard Your Card on Summer Road Trips: 5 Tips to Evade Gas Pump Skimmers

Heading out on a vacation road trip? Watch out at the fuel pump for a threat to your debit or credit card: skimmers. Gas stations, among the last retailers to install fraud-reducing EMV-chip card readers, remain an attractive target this summer for card-skimming crews.
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Ask Brianna: What Are My Financial Must-Do’s as a Newlywed?


"Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com.
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How to Protect Your Money and Accounts Online

Being able to bank or shop online is a great convenience, but you want to be sure you’re protecting yourself before you hit "send.” If the wrong people access your accounts, you might find yourself with a lot less in the bank than you thought. Here are six steps you can take to help make sure that doesn’t happen.
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