September 2010

New Book: The New Rules for Mortgages

September 27, 2010

Since the beginning of the housing boom, books explaining the mortgage process have grown rapidly, but most of the advice and information in those books no longer applies. The rules have changed. In the current credit environment (and for years to come), prospective home buyers need a book that explains the new reality in terms […]

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Lifelong Financial Strategies: 25 Tips over 25 Weeks

September 24, 2010

CFP Board Presents First Phase of  “Lifelong Financial Strategies: 25 Tips over 25 Weeks” Washington, D.C. – Just starting out? You need to make smart financial decisions – and a plan. That’s the message from Eleanor Blayney, CFP®, the consumer advocate for Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., in the first segment of the […]

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Education at Early Age Improves Consumer Confidence in Financial Knowledge

September 23, 2010

Role Model Key to Financial Literacy Success; However, One-in-Five Polled Either Cite Celebrities or No One as a Role Model CHERRY HILL, N.J., and PORTLAND, Maine – August 2010 – Consumers with strong financial knowledge begin saving earlier and are more confident in their everyday financial tasks, according to the TD Bank Financial Literacy Poll […]

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Dining Out Just Got Easier for ExxonMobil Cardholders

September 22, 2010

Beginning September 1, ExxonMobil Personal Cardholders can get a $50 dining certificate – just by registering and using their card CHICAGO, Illinois–This fall, Exxon and Mobil retailers and Citi are giving cardholders the opportunity to earn a dining certificate that can be used at thousands of restaurants and online merchants.  Through November 30, 2010, […]

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Web Searches Reveal Americans Seeking Personal Finance Help

September 21, 2010

Americans Looking to Retire Rich but 401K Hardship Searches Spiking on Yahoo! It seems consumers are all across the board in regards to the economy and their future financial plans, and Yahoo! users are no different as they turn to the web to seek financial advice.  Yahoo! looked at the most searched personal finance topics including searches for “how […]

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CardRatings Speaks Out on Final Chapter of the CARD Act

September 20, 2010

Little Rock, AR — — the most comprehensive free source for comparing credit card offers — recently published a series of expert-driven articles and blog posts on the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act, scheduled to launch its final chapter on August 22, 2010. Curtis Arnold, founder of, summarizes the last […]

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7 Bad Habits That Can Send You into Bankruptcy

September 17, 2010

(Guest post by In the first half of 2010, personal bankruptcy filings in the U.S. totaled 770,000+ people.  And, from June 2009 and June 2010, an astonishing 1.5 million bankruptcy cases were processed, a 20% rise from the previous year. Filing for bankruptcy is a difficult, emotionally draining process and a financial outcome that you should […]

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