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  • Is the Cheapest The Most Frugal?

    It’s a pleasant fact of modern life that battery-powered tools are quite capable of handling most routine construction, improvement, or home repair projects. The tools are available across a wide range of price points, but unfortunately the...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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  • The Great Diaper Debate

    The Great Diaper Debate Cloth or Disposable Diapers Which is the most Cost Effective for Your Baby? By Debra L. Karplus The Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) estimates that nearly four million babies are born annually in...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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  • You have the right to request your consumer reports

    Jan 27 2016 By Jonah Kaplan Like many consumers, you may be aware that a credit report provides you with a useful summary of your credit history. What you may not be aware of is where and...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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  • Consumer Credit Card Debt Not the Biggest Problem in 2015

    This morning, New York Fed President William Dudley spoke to the press about the growing resilience of the U.S. household sector. His speech was followed by a briefing by New York Fed economists on developments in household...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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  • End-of-Life Planning Everyone Needs to Do

    Whether you’re a baby boomer or part of another generation, sooner or later your days on earth will come to an end. And, much as we’d like to ignore that, we do our families a disservice when...

    • Posted February 9, 2016
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  • UK Personal Finance and Credit/Credit Scoring Questions

    In the 29 years I have been assisting people with their finances, and doing financial counselling, I have been asked quite a few questions over those years. There are a few that are reoccurring, and worthy of...

    • Posted February 8, 2016
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  • Is There a Private Student Loan Consolidation Program to Lower My Interest? – Adam

    Question: Dear Steve, I have about 96,000 in PRIVATE student loan debt. I got off to a rough start with payments when I graduated in 2011 but since late 2012 I have been paying faithfully and haven’t...

    • Posted February 8, 2016
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  • Can My Physicians Assistant Husband Find Any Help for His Student Loans? – Tammy

    Question: Dear Steve, In our case have very low interest rates therefor we are able to pay each of the student loans in full payments every month. By the way my husband is a physicians assistant which...

    • Posted February 8, 2016
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  • How Can I Hide From the Student Loan Collector?

    Question: Dear Steve, I went to college from 1994-2001 with a break from 1994-1997 for a religious mission. I studied electrical engineering but they kept changing my course requirements and I did an internship I didn’t enjoy,...

    • Posted February 8, 2016
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  • I Stopped Paying My Daughter’s Cosigned Navient Student Loan. – Rosie

    Question: Dear Steve, Hi Steve, I co-signed my daughter’s student loans which she and her husband stopped paying because Navient was asking for $1,100 a month (he lost the overtime advantage he was using to pay back...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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  • I’m Taking Care of My Sick Father and Thinking of Bankruptcy

    Question: Dear Steve, I am a 35 year old mother of 2. I currently have an MBA but haven’t been using the degree at work because I take care of my ill father part-time and work-part time...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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  • I Thought My Art Institute Student Loans Were Eliminated in My Bankruptcy? – Stephanie

    Question: Dear Steve, I went to the Art Institute of California for video production. I graduated in December of 2009. Due to life I had not been able to pay my loans. The went from being 54,000...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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  • Will I Need My IRS ITIN to Get Married?

    Question: Dear Steve, I have an ITIN number I got it on 2006 I have not used it for my taxes since then but I have the original paper. How can I know how much I owe,...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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  • Key tips to consider if choosing a lump-sum pension payout

    Jan 12 2016 By Stacy Canan Your pension plan may give you the option of taking your full pension in a lump sum when you retire. When you choose a lump-sum payout instead of a monthly pension...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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  • Michigan Residents Sentenced to Prison for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Recruited Straw Buyers to Purchase Homes and Submit Fraudulent Mortgage Applications Five residents of the Detroit, Michigan, area were sentenced to prison this week for their roles in a multi-year mortgage fraud conspiracy, Acting Assistant Attorney General...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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