Are you struggling to pay for your mortgage? Uncle Sam is gearing up to pass out up to $50,000 to troubled homeowners, and it doesn't have to be repaid.
People are speculating about the result if there's a stalemate on the debt ceiling. I know what would really happen, because I live in Illinois.
There are several ways to help deal with spikes in energy prices, but the main one is simple: Get used to it.
Could a few well-chosen words by President Obama cause the price of oil, and therefore gasoline, drop sharply in just a few days? It's worth a thought.
When stimulating the economy, is it better to invest in the rich or the poor? Learn whether supply- or demand-side techniques are best.
On February 11, the government announced its plan to wind down mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. How will this historic reform affect you?
If you pay for day care or other services, you may be able to save thousands with an FSA, the Child and Dependent Care Credit, or both.
The deal has been approved, and there's a lot of speculation about what it will mean for you, the consumer. Discover the truth behind common questions.
Americans will be paying 2% less on their payroll taxes in 2011. Instead of wasting that cash, use one or more of these ideas to make the most of your "bonus."
The IRS announced that certain taxpayers will have to wait until late February 2011 to file taxes. Read on to see if you are affected by this delay.
From corn to gold, these 10 common goods and commodities had major price changes in 2010 — and may continue to shift in 2011.
On December 17th, 2010, President Obama signed a $858-billion tax-cut package into law. Here's how it could affect you.
A second round of quantitative easing, or QE2, could have a real and significant impact on households nationwide. Learn why some Americans might soon have to do more with less.
The short answer: Yes. The longer answer: It's very unlikely. Here's why.
MOO is a cute name for a ticker symbol, but not a good reason to buy an exchange-traded fund. Learn what you need to know about these potentially great tools for retail investors.
State Department insider warns that such links will affect your chances of landing a Federal government job.
The big-box stores might have everything you want at what seems to be a better price, but there are good reasons why you should buy local.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Financial News, Shopping
Debt settlement agencies claim they can cut your debt in half. But sometimes they don't follow through on their promises...and can even make things worse.
If you haven't been paying attention to Asian stock markets, you could be missing out on a vital tool for making money.
A recent pilot program conducted by the FDIC featured loans with terms designed to beat those offered by payday sharks. Hopefully we'll see these loans replicated.
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