07/28/2010
Gasoline prices have risen 33 percent this year, and with the average cost of gas now at more than $4 a gallon, Americans are struggling to stay on the road without breaking their bank accounts. Some bu..
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07/26/2010
You're tempted to apply for a "quick and easy" loan. Don't act in haste! Opting for speed may prove to be a costly mistake, warns the Better Business Bureau.
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07/21/2010
Payday loans can be tempting. Advertisements promising money to "tide you over until your next paycheck" appear at check cashing outlets, in pawn shops, within the classified ads and increasingly, onli..
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07/19/2010
With prices averaging more than $28,000 for a new vehicle and $15,000 for a used vehicle, most consumers need financing or leasing to acquire a vehicle. In some cases, buyers use “direct lending:” they ..
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07/19/2010
Using a credit line to borrow against the equity in your home has become a popular source of consumer credit. And lenders are offering these home equity credit lines in a variety of ways.
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07/16/2010
If you're refinancing your mortgage or applying for a home equity installment loan, you should know about the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 (HOEPA).
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07/16/2010
Gas prices are up, and so is the volume of advertising for "gas-saving" products. When gasoline prices rise, consumers often look for ways to improve fuel efficiency. Although there are practical steps ..
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07/15/2010
A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the average price of a new car sold in the United States ..
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07/15/2010
Driving a car fueled by something other than gasoline or diesel fuel is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In addition to conventional gasoline and diesel fuel, reformulated — cleaner — gasoline an..
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07/15/2010
Advance-fee loan sharks are preying on unwary consumers, taking their money for the promise of a loan or credit, and leaving them in hot water. The scam artists often impersonate legitimate lenders to e..
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