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What You Should Know Before Buying Life Insurance

Three in 10 American households are uninsured and half say they need more life insurance, according to the LIFE Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to educate people about the importance insurance in protecting their financial futures. continue reading »

Many Hispanic Families Leaving Themselves Financially Unprotected Should the Unexpected Happen

Study indicates that while the majority of Hispanics believe they personally need life insurance, other financial priorities are winning out - A recent study indicates that Hispanics, more than the general continue reading »

5 Tips for Teaching Teens About Money - Mark Hansen

As children blossom into young men and women, most insist on planning and running their own lives. Parents worry about all the basic essentials for their kids’ independent living, like housing, eating properly, staying warm, being careful at night and more. continue reading »

More Research Needed to Determine Costs and Benefits of Payday Loans, Report Finds

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today released a report on the consumer and social impact of payday loans, underscoring the need for additional research to inform policymakers a continue reading »

Last-Minute Tax Return Filers: Avoid Common Errors

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to review their tax returns for common errors that could delay the processing of their returns. Here are some ways to avoid common mistakes. continue reading »

Latinos and African Americans Dipping into their 401(k) More than Others to Survive

According to a report by USA Today, Money, Latinos and African Americans dipped into their 401(k) retirement accounts at a higher rate than other demographic. continue reading »

OMG! 20-Somethings Stressed by $45,000 in Average Debt

Combine Tech Tools, 'Safety Net' and Time to Increase Savings to Recover, PNC Advises. Twenty-somethings' mounting debt is taking its toll, as 60 percent of the generation who grew up a continue reading »

IRS Has $1 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2008 Income Tax Return

Refunds totaling more than $1 billion may be waiting for one million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2008, the Internal Revenue Service ann continue reading »

Six Questions to Ask When Shopping for Homeowners Insurance

Know What You Need Coverage for Before Buying or Renewing a Policy. Being an informed consumer means not only reading your homeowners insurance policy closely but also continue reading »

What’s Your FICO Score? Now You Can Find Out on MyFICO.com

FICO has announced the launch of MyFICO.com en Español. For the first time ever, the more than 34 million native Spanish-speakers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico can now access personal credit reports, credit report analysis, their FICO Score and FICO Score analysis in Spanish. continue reading »

IRS Increases Mileage Rate to 55.5 Cents per Mile

The Internal Revenue Service today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2011. Taxpayers may use the optional continue reading »

CredAbility Selected to Help Reduced Income Homeowners Apply for Federal Funds to Avoid Foreclosures

National Nonprofit Credit Counseling Agency Will Immediately Begin Qualifying Homeowners Hurt by Unemployment, Medical Issues. CredAbility, a national continue reading »

Xavier Serbia Releases New Book Where He Looks to Provide Answers to Financial Questions

Xavier Serbia Releases His New Book "Preguntale a Xavier: Respuestas a preguntas reales de finanzas personales," Where He Looks to Provide Answers to Financial Questions Posed by Thousands of People continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE: Be Safe this Tax Season. It’s the Perfect Time for Identity Thieves

During tax time, financial documents come out of locked filing cabinets and are dropped in mailboxes across America. This is prime dumpster diving season for identity thieves. continue reading »

Know Your Debt Score: New, Free Service Helps Consumers Analyze Their Financial Health

DebtScore.com Offers the First-Ever DebtScore Personalized by Age, Lifestyle and Retirement Goals. Ed Ojdana, CEO of Oweing.com and the visionary who founded freecreditreport.com continue reading »

Dept of Labor: Free Webcast Feb. 23 on Retirement Savings Options For Small Business, Plan Providers

As part of America Saves Week, the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration and the America Saves campaign of the Consumer Federation of America will sponsor a free webcast on Feb. 23 for small businesses and plan service providers. continue reading »

The Home Depot to Hire More Than 60,000 Seasonal Associates Ahead of Spring Black Friday Rush

Company Also Adding Net New Part-Time and Full-Time Positions in 2011. Black Friday Moved to Spring for the Second Year in a Row. The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced it will hire more than 60,000 seasonal associates in time for the Company's second annual Spring Black Friday event. continue reading »

Final Regulations Will Strengthen 8(a) Business Development Program for Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration today published a package of final rules that will revise regulations to strengthen its 8(a) Business Development program to better ensure that the benefits flow to the intended recipients and help prevent waste, fraud and abuse. continue reading »

Announcing ConsumerFinance.gov

Last summer, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. On July 21, the President signed it into law. One part of that law created the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE: Want to Live Debt Free? These Tips Will Help

Do you dream about being debt free some day? This can be a reality if you follow some basic rules and do what it takes. To start down the road to financial freedom you need to do a few things first. Are you ready? Let's go. continue reading »