06/29/2010
Chances are you've gotten your share of "pre-approved" credit card offers in the mail, some with low introductory rates and other perks. Many of these solicitations urge you to accept "before the offer ..
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06/29/2010
Shopping around for a home loan or mortgage will help you to get the best financing deal. A mortgage—whether it's a home purchase, a refinancing, or a home equity loan—is a product, just like a car, so ..
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06/29/2010
From groceries to barbecue grills, most everyday items bear a Universal Product Code (UPC). This symbol — a series of numbers and vertical bars of varying thicknesses — is shorthand for product informat..
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06/29/2010
How frustrating! You buy a product and it breaks. You try to return it or have the company fix it, but don't succeed. You talk with the salesperson, speak with the manager, and write letters to the comp..
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06/29/2010
No doubt you've purchased a product or service that you weren't happy with. Rather than accepting the situation, take action. After all, businesses want to keep you happy so you'll keep coming back. The..
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06/29/2010
For more information how to be safe online, secure your computer, and protect your personal information, visit OnGuardOnline.gov, a website of the federal government and technology industry.
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06/29/2010
Prescription drugs can be a costly medical expense, especially for older people and those who are chronically ill. However, each state has a law that lets pharmacists substitute less expensive generic d..
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06/29/2010
Do you own your home? If so, it's likely to be your greatest single asset. Unfortunately, if you agree to a loan that's based on the equity you have in your home, you may be putting your most valuable a..
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06/29/2010
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) ensures that all consumers are given an equal chance to obtain credit. This doesn’t mean all consumers who apply for credit get it: Factors such as income, expens..
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06/29/2010
When you finance or lease a car, truck or other vehicle, your creditor or lessor holds important rights on the vehicle until you’ve made the last loan payment or fully paid off your leasing obligation. ..
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