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Why the Fed’s New ‘Rate Checker’ Doesn’t Check Out

The CFPB’s new ‘Rate Checker’ tool will require some tweaking to really help most consumers. By Peter Miller The government is out with a new mortgage rate site, a resource that’s been greeted with cries of outrage from many within the mortgage industry. […]

Why the Fed’s New ‘Rate Checker’ Doesn’t Check Out

The CFPB’s new ‘Rate Checker’ tool will require some tweaking to really help most consumers. The government is out with a new mortgage rate site, a resource that’s been greeted with cries of outrage from many within the mortgage industry. […]

Six Common Tax Misunderstandings – and How to Survive Them

During the first few months of the year, I read lots of articles and hear from many readers on the question of income taxes. It’s not surprising since filing income tax paperwork is part of the life of most American adults during these first few months of the year, and it’s always a painful process. […]

Six Common Tax Misunderstandings – and How to Survive Them

During the first few months of the year, I read lots of articles and hear from many readers on the question of income taxes. It’s not surprising since filing income tax paperwork is part of the life of most American adults during these first few months of the year, and it’s always a painful process. […]

Five Tax Breaks for Parents

Chances are, your kid can help with your taxes: The deductions and credits available to parents can really add up. There’s a lot to be said about having children; they’re a joy, they’re a handful — and they’re expensive. How expensive depends upon where you live and how much you earn. The U.S. […]

Five Tax Breaks for Parents

Chances are, your kid can help with your taxes: The deductions and credits available to parents can really add up. There’s a lot to be said about having children; they’re a joy, they’re a handful — and they’re expensive. How expensive depends upon where you live and how much you earn. The U.S. […]

Seven Truths About Self-Employment

Working on your own means wearing every hat at once. Photo: Bob Mical It’s three hours until closing time and you’re already counting down. […]

Seven Truths About Self-Employment

Working on your own means wearing every hat at once. Photo: Bob Mical It’s three hours until closing time and you’re already counting down. […]

Questions About Grills, Smoothies, Photos, Debt and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Frugality and abusing charity 2. Gifts for groomsmen 3. Spending in response to debt 4. Unlimited photo storage with Prime 5. Dave Ramsey’s 12% returns 6. Going without credit cards 7. Is home photo printing cheap? 8. […]

Questions About Grills, Smoothies, Photos, Debt and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Frugality and abusing charity 2. Gifts for groomsmen 3. Spending in response to debt 4. Unlimited photo storage with Prime 5. Dave Ramsey’s 12% returns 6. Going without credit cards 7. Is home photo printing cheap? 8. […]