With food prices going up and paychecks going down, who doesn’t need to save at the grocery checkout counter? Even if you clip coupons already, there’s still a trick or two you can learn to save more money! The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. (09/23/2011)
Once upon a time, buying life insurance was about as much fun as doing your taxes. Since ezTaxReturn.com started making doing taxes fun; buying life insurance wins the booby prize! Here are some tips to ease the pain. PR Newswire (09/22/2011)
Sharply lower appraisals and tight-fisted lending takes the shine off refinancing. But fixed mortgage interest rates are so low, it pays to work a little harder to refinance or purchase a home. McClatchy-Tribune News (09/22/2011)
If you’ve already made the decision to buy or refinance a home, consider a 15-year fixed rate mortgage very carefully. With historically low rates, you may be able to get a 15-year mortgage for nearly the same monthly cost as what you’d expect to pay for a 30-year mortgage. Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. (09/22/2011)
The number of defaults on federal student loans is growing dramatically. Many of these defaults are unnecessary because of a little known leniency program for financial hardship from the federal government. If you have a student loan, you need to read this. The Baltimore Sun, Maryland (09/20/2011)
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