Personal Finance 2013

12 Stories • Available January 2013
Insurance Reviews

Insurance Reviews

Do you know exactly what's in your home insurance policy? Do you know what's covered, and for how much, in case of theft or violent weather damage? Are you missing a vital insurance rider or pl

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Paying Down Credit Cards

Paying Down Credit Cards

You may have read online or heard a financial expert report on television that the best method of paying down the entirety of your credit card debt is to direct your pay-down funds to the credi

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Savings Plan

Savings Plan

There was a time when saving pennies in an old mayo jar actually got you somewhere. Nowadays, it seems almost impossible to have extra pennies to drop into that jar. Families barely make due and oft

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Banking Online

Banking Online

Now that pervasive Wi-Fi coverage, smartphones, and mobile apps allow users to access the Internet just about anywhere, online banking has never been easier or more convenient. Why wait for a monthl

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Student Loans 101

Student Loans 101

Investing in higher education is expensive. Unless a Daddy Warbucks is readily available, a student loan -- either through the government or a private servicer -- is needed to fund that degree pros

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Asking For A Raise

Asking For A Raise

It's a discussion no one wants to have. Still, asking your boss for a raise can be important to your career and your finances, too. "For many of us, even in the best of times, this is a

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Finance In Paradise

Finance In Paradise

Managing finances may not be the first thing that comes to mind when falling in love and starting a life together. But as love and commitment grow and day-to-day financial realities arise, how

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Nickeled-and-dimed By Your Own Bank?

Nickeled-and-dimed By Your Own Bank?

Many bank customers have been feeling nickeled-and-dimed by their banks for some time. And as banks scramble to make up for lost revenue, some are demanding even steeper fees. The country's largest

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Financial Wisdom Starts Here

Financial Wisdom Starts Here

Dear Carrie: We are getting older and need help managing our investments. What do you suggest for people in our circumstances? -- A Reader Dear Reader: You're wise to be asking this now, because a

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Tax Policy

Tax Policy

Several weeks ago, I was one of six panelists at a collegial meeting with some very serious small-business owners in Dallas to share my views and to answer and discuss questions on the economy. I a

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Student Loan Interest Rates

Student Loan Interest Rates

Federal student loans are about to become a larger financial crisis than the mortgage disaster. With $1 trillion in student loans outstanding -- and more being added every year -- cutting the int

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What Henry Ford And Jay-z Have In Common

What Henry Ford And Jay-z Have In Common

Henry Ford revolutionized transportation in America because he believed he could. Founder of the Ford Motor Company, Ford brought a tremendous amount of innovation to automobile manufactu

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