It's hard to make a plan until you know exactly where you stand. So, before you try to come up with a strategy, there's a crucial step you should take.
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A survey suggests that many Americans plan to use cash and debit cards for holiday purchases this year more than they did last.
The changes may affect far more than the amount you can borrow -- so prospective homebuyers should be prepared.
Money rules aren't one-size-fits all, and following them isn't always the prudent thing to do; it's better to consider individual circumstances and temperatments.
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You thought you bagged a great deal on Black Friday, but now the price is even lower. You may be able to get some money back.
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