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Boost Your Credit Score

A few simple steps can make a difference

The rules for boosting credit have not changed in light of the new Credit CARD…

By Lauren Lea

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The Homebuyers Toolkit: Key Players

The role of the realtor, attorney and home inspector

Buying a home is a personal decision, but the process is not so private. Generally,…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Top 10 Tax Issues to Consider When Your Job Status Changes

If the economy has forced you into self-employment, sole proprietorship, or freelance consulting, here’s a guide to help you manage your new tax obligations

Many workers have been pushed into self-employment and freelance work this year. A leap into…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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Financial Scams

Sandra Thompson, Director, Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection, FDIC, and John Simons, Senior Personal…

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Congress Expands Homeowner Tax Breaks

First-time homebuyer tax credit extended to June

If you were rushing to close on a house before the end of the year,…

By Renita Burns

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Financial Expert Learns Hard, Valuable Lesson After ID Theft

How to rebound after being victim of fraud

“I felt violated and victimized,” Harrine Freeman says of the day her purse was stolen…

By Letita M. Aaron

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The Homebuyers Toolkit: Qualifying For A Mortgage

Know your options for financing your purchase�and paying off the loan

“What happens when you go to a lender,” asked Deborah Johnson, vice president and relationship…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Live Large With Less Cash

Living well on a limited budget means maximizing what you get out of life for…

By Lauren Lea

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Making Changes

Richard Battles adjusts his finances after retiring from the military

Richard Battles created a lifetime of memories during his 20-year Naval career. He lived in…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Don’t Be Bamboozled

Recession-fueled scams are on the rise. Here’s how to avoid financial fraud

Tips for avoiding financial fraud

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Distressed Property

Ty Foster, Managing Partner, Foster, Lynch, Thomas LLC, and John Simons, Senior Personal Finance Editor,…

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What To Do Today to Prepare For This Year’s Taxes

Don�t let Uncle Sam catch you off guard

It’s not tax season yet, but by the time you finish feasting on turkey and…

By Renita Burns

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The Homebuyer’s Toolkit: Getting Started

How to know if you're ready and what banks are looking for

The process of buying a home can be overwhelming. I feel your pain, I’m there…

By LaToya M. Smith

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How to Choose a Financial Planner

Six vital questions to ask before doing business

Having the right questions for a planner is critical. Here are six questions to ask…

By Bridget McCrea

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Down But Not Out

Resources for when the ends stop meeting

If you find yourself in need, or someone you know is in need of home,…

By Renita Burns

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Finding the Sweet Spot of Investing

Reduce a portfolio’s risk without giving up on high returns

Here is a collection of investments that can help to minimize the chance of losses…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Hold On To Your Wallet

Airlines impose holiday surcharge for winter flights

With domestic holiday airfares as much as 15% lower than last year, carriers are making…

By Renita Burns

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Seven Things to Know Before Investing in Rental Property

Now can be a good time to be a landlord

For potential investors who have good credit, savings, and a dose of patience, the time…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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What Dow 10,000 Means—This Time

A search for significance in the financial market's rally

As the Dow Jones Industrial Average powers through the 10,000-point threshold today, millions of investors…

By John Simons

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Tools to Help You Track Your Dollars

Take the stress out of money management

I recently tested three programs, Microsoft Excel, Mint.com, and Google Docs, to find the pros…

By Renita Burns

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How To

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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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