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  • Marcie Geffner: 5 signs that you're ready to buy a 1st home

    Buying your first home takes stamina, desire and commitment not only to navigate the complicated and time-consuming purchase process, but also to learn the ropes of being a responsible homeowner. Maybe you've dreamed about buying. Or perhaps you've...
  • Debt Adviser: Charged-off debt must still be paid

    QUESTION: If a debt is charged off, am I responsible for paying off that debt? Jenny ANSWER: Yes, oui, ja, da, si and dui. In any language, including good ol' American legalese, you must pay. But don't feel bad about not knowing this, because many...
  • Debt Adviser: How do I get out of a co-signed loan?

    QUESTION: My husband always had beautiful credit, but I'm worried that it's about to drop. He recently co-signed a private loan for my daughter his stepdaughter that she's now unable to pay. The payment is $360 a month. Is there a way for my husband to...
  • Poonkulali Thangavelu: How to buy a second home

    If you have been toying with the idea of buying a second home, now could be a good time to take the leap. Interest rates are still low by historic standards, and home prices are recovering from the bust but aren't out of reach. "What our customers tell...
  • Debt Adviser: How to handle a charge-off on an SBA loan

    QUESTION: My business went bankrupt in 2008, resulting in a charge-off on a Small Business Administration loan. Since the SBA loan is also in my personal name, that charge-off is on my credit report. I am now trying to get a mortgage to purchase a...
  • Playing it safe

    Playing it safe
    Kids these days, right? The under-35 “Millennial generation” is “lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow,” according to Time. “They often are unable to think for themselves,” reports slate.com. “They don’t...
  • Survey: Paying bills top priority, not saving

    Survey: Paying bills top priority, not saving
    A majority of consumers are most concerned about their debt while only 18 percent are most concerned about their savings, according to a survey released Monday by North Palm Beach-based Bankrate.com. In fact, the top financial goal is to pay bills or...
  • Cut the cost of car insurance

    Q. I'd like to lower my car insurance premiums. What are some of the most common discounts? A. You'll generally get a discount if your auto and homeowners or renters insurance are with the same company, and you may get an additional discount on all of...
  • Budget stalemate could end talk of the Fed tapering its stimulus

    Budget stalemate could end talk of the Fed tapering its stimulus
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve appeared poised a few weeks ago to start pulling back on its unprecedented support for the economy, but surprisingly stopped short out of fear the recovery still was too fragile. That was before the budget...
  • Georgia Residents Pay the Most to Drive

     
    "The devil went down to Georgia; he was lookin' for a soul to steal," Charlie Daniels recounted in his famous song. By the time the devil left Georgia, however, he might've been the one who felt like he'd been robbed.......
  • Home loan closing costs on the rise

    Home loan closing costs on the rise
    Home prices and mortgage rates aren't the only costs on the rise when it comes to buying a house these days. Expect higher closings costs as well, according to a new study by Bankrate.com. The average closing cost, which includes origination plus third-...
  • With the right tools, online banking and budgeting is a breeze

    According to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 51 percent of Americans bank online, and more than one-third do so using their mobile phone. This trend is growing, as younger and more educated folks are more likely to bank...