A reader is wondering if a credit union is a good place to look for a car loan. The answer? When it comes to both saving and borrowing, credit unions are better than banks.
You've shopped, you've compared models, and you've negotiated for a good price on a new set of wheels -- and you might still walk out with a clunker of payment plan.
The FTC says a business that claimed to expedite loans actually used information provided online to raid thousands of victims' bank accounts, to the tune of $5 million.
The reality show offers some important lessons about money, emotions and the law. Here are some basic financial principles reinforced on the show.
You may want a high credit score someday -- to buy a home or car or to qualify for a lower insurance rate -- but you're uncomfortable with plastic. You still have options.
Being turned down hurts, and being rejected for a credit card is no exception. Here's how to improve your chances of getting a 'yes' when you apply.
Use this test to find out if interest rates have risen too much for you to benefit from refinancing your mortgage.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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