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Getting Personal: College and money, re-financing a home

Sep 30, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof, personal finance columnist for Kiplinger's Magazine, answer your personal finance questions.
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Personal income level slips for first time in two years

Sep 30, 2011
While Americans spent slightly more money in August, their incomes are also down slightly -- for the first time since 2009.
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Getting advice from personal finance blogs

Sep 30, 2011
There are thousands of personal finance blogs out there on the web. Do business bloggers know what they are talking about? Can you trust them for financial advice? Which ones are the best?
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The debit card future--or not

Sep 29, 2011
An internal management memo says Bank of America plans on charging customers a $5 monthly fee for making debit-card purchases starting early next...
Posted In: Banks, Personal Finance

Buy used: save bucks, live better

Sep 23, 2011
Our guest blogger this week is J.D.Roth and his topic is buying used. He's the founder of the personal finance blog, GetRichSlowly....
Posted In: featured@, Personal Finance

Would you or better yet, should you buy a pre-paid car maintenance plan?

Sep 23, 2011
When you buy a new car, the finance manager might try to sell you a pre-paid maintenance plan. On the spur of the moment, this might sound like a...
Posted In: budget, Edmunds, Personal Finance, Phil Reed, pre-paid car maintenance

Getting Personal: Franchises, budgeting in uncertain times

Sep 23, 2011
Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times answer listeners' personal finance questions.
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Are credit scores fair?

Sep 23, 2011
Matt Haughey says he's in his best financial condition yet, but his credit score is still low. John Ulzheimer of SmartCredit.com says credit scores need a little elbow grease to maintain, but are a fair assessment of a person's finances.
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Piggy Bank Award: For a better financial future

Sep 16, 2011
This week's piggy prize goes to someone who wants to make smarter financial decisions.
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September consumer sentiment inches up

Sep 16, 2011
Consumer sentiment. Consumer comfort. We've got measures galore on consumers. But do these surveys have any predictive value?
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