Let's see whether it's cheaper to make or buy basic foods like bread, yogurt, granola and cake.
Some are still paying off their college loans, but a growing number of parents are saddled with student loans they took out to pay their kids' tuition.
Retailers are pushing advance deals, but shoppers may want to wait for certain items.
Not to burst your bubble, but the odds of being very rich aren't that good. However, there is a satisfying alternative.
State laws that ensure borrowers' rights slow foreclosures and don't help in the long run, researchers say.
FICO and CoreLogic debut a new score that could help consumers who would otherwise have difficulty securing a home loan.
An adjustable-rate loan is good for the Facebook founder, but most borrowers today should prefer a fixed rate.
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Americans can kill two birds with one stone by filing their taxes and buying health insurance at the same time.
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