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How not to hire a credit repair company

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When you get into a credit mess, there’s usually a strong temptation to turn the whole problem over to someone else hoping they can fix it …

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5 reasons you should be making bi-weekly mortgage payments

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Maybe you’ve heard whispers among friends and family that making biweekly mortgage payments — once every two weeks instead of once a month — can help …

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These old-school tax scams just won’t go away. Here’s how to avoid them

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Scammers are always out there, but they become particularly prevalent when people are thinking about taxes. This is not only as April 15 approaches, but also …

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Here’s how much homeowners insurance costs in each state

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Selecting a homeowners insurance policy is one of the more important purchasing decisions you’ll make after finding a new home. There are a couple reasons for …

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How smart assistants can help you seek counseling

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For most of us, an Amazon Echo is just a means of playing music or controlling smart home devices. However, smart assistants are also valuable tools for …

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Can Facebook’s new Portal video caller eavesdrop on you?

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Facebook recently admitted that its video call function could be used for targeted advertising. That’s no coincidence, according to Recode. “Portal voice calling is built on the Messenger infrastructure, …

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Is buying a franchise right for you?

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Have you ever dreamed of owning a McDonalds, IHOP, UPS Store, Domino’s Pizza or Jiffy Lube? If so, franchising might be for you. There are some distinct …

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What to look for in a mortgage on a manufactured home

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Want to borrow money to purchase or refinance a manufactured home? Here’s how it’s done.  A manufactured home is a property that was constructed in a …

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How to choose a tax preparer

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Finding the right tax preparer is sort of like dating – you need to find the right match – but with the added stress that picking …

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The 20 most affordable small colleges in the U.S.

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For many college applicants, schools with smaller student bodies are ideal. Small colleges can provide students with more opportunities to lead, learn and get involved than …

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Should You Buy Term Life Insurance or Whole Life Insurance?

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Life insurance agents love to argue that when it comes to term life insurance or whole life insurance, whole life is a better deal. As you’ll …

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5 cheaper alternatives to a Thanksgiving turkey

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Turkey may be the default choice for Thanksgiving but it’s not the only choice. Between the growing number of vegetarian, vegan and pescatarian eaters in the …

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6 great high-tech wedding gifts

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Starting a new life can be tough on young couples and their budgets. That’s why wedding registries are a great way for people to stock up …

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Alexa has a skills problem: No one is reviewing them

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Sixty-two percent of Alexa skills have no ratings. Many others have just one, including 65 percent of five-star skills. Seventy-eight percent of one-star Alexa skills have one …

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The 50 US colleges with the most generous financial aid

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When it comes to choosing an affordable college, sticker prices can be deceiving. The cost of attending a college is just one factor that impacts what …

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5 life hacks that can save you $10,000

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Life’s expensive. And, while there’s no getting around that over-arching fact, there are a few ways to cut corners. Make a budget. Automate savings — and …

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7 ways to keep your family Thanksgiving dinner under $100

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Cooking for Thanksgiving is expensive — the range of ingredients, number of dishes and elaborate decorations can really break the bank, especially if you are feeding …

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How a bad credit score can affect getting an apartment lease

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We naturally expect that credit will be issued when applying for a mortgage to buy a house. But it can also matter when it comes to …

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Make these heavenly peanut butter cookies for less than 25 cents each

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November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month and, whether you’re a fan of creamy or crunchy, it’s a time worth celebrating. And we’ve got a great way …

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Is the Lyft subscription worth ditching your car for?

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Subscriptions are everywhere: They are how you get your daily news, TV shows, even your groceries. Now hailing a ride comes with a subscription. In October, …

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What your Zodiac sign says about your finances

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Can someone’s astrological sign tell us about their approach to finances? Researchers at LendingTree decided to have a little fun by averaging certain debt characteristics from …

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The beginner’s guide to not crashing a drone

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With Christmas right around the corner, the number of drones buzzing through the skies is sure to increase. Between their long flight ranges, HD cameras and …

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The Porsche 914 is finally getting the love it deserves

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While the Porsche Boxster Spyder recently featured as our pick of the day presented a great mid-engine alternative to pricey 911s, some might prefer an air-cooled, …

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10 travel tips that can make holiday flying easier

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No phrase can conjure feelings of dread quite like “holiday travel,” but millions of Americans brave overcrowded terminals, endless lines and more to see their loved …

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Not a chef? Not a problem. 4 simple holiday dishes that are sure to impress

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For many people, the holidays are a time to get together with family – whether blood related or chosen – and a lot of those get-togethers …

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Here’s how much more you can contribute to your 401(k) in 2019

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Saving for retirement is a big financial goal. If you are just getting started or looking for ways to increase your nest egg, you can now …

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How to read your credit report

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Reading your credit report on a regular basis can increase your financial literacy and empower you as a consumer. Because the information in your credit report …

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These vintage motorcycles hearken to an elegant age

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The Volland Store gallery in the rolling Flint Hills near Alma, Kansas might seem an unlikely place for a vintage motorcycle exhibit, but motorcycles have been …

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Celebrate National Sandwich Day with this $6 sandwich

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Sandwiches are a lunch staple — easy to make with lots of variation, from grilled cheese to BLTs to the classic peanut butter and jelly. Besides …

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11 ways to get your classic car ready for driving season

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Winter brings about a sense of sadness for some classic car collectors, because the inevitable arrival of snow and ice means that it’s time to put …