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The White House says it wants to make medical debt less of a financial threat to consumers — here’s how
Credit reporting agencies Equifax, Experian and TransUnion recently said they would remove 70% of medical debt from consumer credit reports. Read more
Couple convicted over $5 million software scam they promised to take on Microsoft – but was actually ‘a bunch of junk’, employee says
Michael and Betsy Feinberg took $5 million from investors over 15 years by repeatedly claiming they were on the verge of a breakthrough. Read more
We spent over $100,000 trying to knock down a “nightmarish” house. I want to sell, my husband wants to rent it. Who is right ?
“Comps are everywhere in this crazy market.” Read more
“It put everyone in a weird position”: Our waitress said a 20% service charge was added to cover benefits and health insurance, but it wasn’t a tip. Is this normal?
“No one would have flinched if our meal had only cost $3 more, but the way it was split was just weird and hit us the wrong way.” Read more
“It kinda looks like Lucy pulling the soccer ball out.” Student borrowers got another break on payments – what next?
A study found that more than a third of student borrowers are not ready to resume payments, meaning many could soon face financial hardship. Read more
How to avoid high car dealership margins
Dealerships don’t dicker, so expect to pay the sticker. But automakers are cracking down on dealer markups—here’s what to do to make sure you don’t pay more than MSRP. Read more
This is exactly when you should book a rental car for the best deal
When it comes to saving money on a rental car, procrastinators can rejoice. Read more
Are you spending more than you earn and not saving for your retirement? Learn how to break your bad money habits.
How do you know if you have unhealthy financial habits and what can you do to develop better ones? Follow these three steps. Read more
Most car buyers think prices will never drop and factory orders are the new normal
A recent survey revealed that many potential car buyers are willing to wait, unwilling to pay too much, but have a low opinion of future vehicle prices. Read more
It’s National Pet Day. Which pet makes better financial sense, a cat or a dog?
Animals provide both companionship and expense. Read more