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Guide to Student Checking Accounts

There’s more to a checking account than just writing checks. Photo: Rikkis Refuge Other If you’re in college, the idea of a checking account could be brand new to you. After all, this may be the first time you’ve been responsible for paying your own cell phone bill, rent, or utilities. […]

Guide to Student Checking Accounts

There’s more to a checking account than just writing checks. Photo: Rikkis Refuge Other If you’re in college, the idea of a checking account could be brand new to you. After all, this may be the first time you’ve been responsible for paying your own cell phone bill, rent, or utilities. […]

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. […]