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The rising cost of crude oil has everyone talking about gas prices at the pump, but what about the oil in your engine? A recent study in California indicated that 73% of Californians change their oil more frequently than recommended by the manufacturers. Are you spending too much on oil by chang...
During the last decade, Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) have increased in popularity among consumers. These days, few homeowners (especially first-time buyers) remain in their homes for more than seven years. In this case, it often makes sense to get an adjustable rate mortgage with a lower rat...
There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of business networking books available today, and each one offers “proven” strategies or best practices on how to make the most of it. Some call it an art, some see mastering networking as a science, but all of them see it as an essential element of business ...
Since the Fed’s Mortgage Backed Securities purchase program ended, the markets have seen much more volatile price swings…and rates overall are off their lows. For potential buyers who are waiting to see if home prices come down a little more, that means the wait could well cost you more money in...
The average commute time in America is about 24 minutes each way, according to recent reports from the Census Bureau. That means Americans spend about 48 minutes travelling to and from work each day. And, if we work about 245 days a year, that adds up to a total of 196 hours a year! That means,...
In recent years, there has been an explosion in the number of credit card issuers and – perhaps more confusingly – in the types of rewards being offered by those credit cards. So now, you not only need to consider the rate and terms of your credit card, but also what rewards or other benefits it ...
Janet Bodnar of Kiplinger.com and author of Raising Money Smart Kids, walks you through 6 money skills kids need to know before they leave home, such as managing an allowance and how to shop. What money tips do you recommend for children? Please comment below and let me know which ones you recomm...
Each year one of the biggest homeowner property insurance claims is water damage – and this is not just in those areas of the country where flooding is common. Many times the water damage is actually caused by slow leaks from appliances and the house’s plumbing that simply go unnoticed until it’...
Title insurance is a policy that is usually issued by a title company to protect the lender against something that might have happened in the past, rather than something that might occur in the future. In essence, an extensive search of public records is conducted by the title company to validat...
Think you're throwing away money on your home's heating and cooling costs? Kiplinger's Kevin McCormally and Pat Esswein discuss what a home energy audit is and how to find out if your home needs one. Please comment below and let me know what energy savings tips that you use for your home.