Do you know your credit scores?

Your credit scores are little numbers that can have a big effect. Everything from the credit card offers you receive in the mail to how much you pay on a new loan may be impacted by your credit scores. If your scores aren’t what you think they are, buying your next car, home or other ...

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5 Ideas for Reducing Your Household Expenses

Many Americans are looking for ways to strengthen their household finances these days. Tracking your spending and following a budget are good first steps, and to stick to that budget, some cuts may be necessary. Here are five ideas to save on your household expenses so you’ll have more left over for what’s important.

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4 ways to put your tax refund to good use

This tax season, the average federal tax refund is over $1,900. Tax refunds are a happy windfall for many people, and it’s tempting to spend that lump sum of cash on something fun. However, if you can resist the urge to splurge, here are four ways you can invest your refund toward your financial future:

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How to find unclaimed money

Few things are as quickly missed as lost money, yet there are billions of dollars in unclaimed funds in the U.S. waiting to be reconnected with their rightful owners. From wayward tax refunds to forgotten retirement accounts, you may find missing money that’s yours if you know where to look. Below are several ways you ...

Is now a good time to refinance your mortgage?

With mortgage rates currently near 2017 lows* and not too far from all-time U.S. historic lows, it’s worth asking if now is the right time to refinance your mortgage. Since favorable rates like today’s may not be available in several months or years, now may be a good time for many people to refinance. Nonetheless, ...

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