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Farewell, Fannie and Freddie? How a privatized mortgage industry affects you

Aug 9, 2013
Congress's proposed plans to phase out government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will almost certainly mean higher mortgage rates for consumers.

What's news worth to consumers?

Aug 9, 2013
A look at how individuals decide to pay for information.

Why are cars the biggest gripe for consumers?

Aug 9, 2013
Financial expert Lynnette Khalfani Cox answers listeners' questions about big ticket items, like cars and homes.

Payroll debit cards: Know your rights

Jul 5, 2013
In a new digital era, payroll debit cards are becoming increasingly popular. But be sure you are aware of the fees associated with them.

Student debt: The burden on seniors

Jul 5, 2013
Most people think of student debt impacting folks in their 20s or 30s. But it's affecting older Americans as well.

'The government garnished my wages' -- Defaulting on college debt

Jul 5, 2013
Ignoring your problems rarely ever makes them go away. Anna learned that the hard way when the government started garnishing her wages after she defaulted on her student loan payments. But, she says, she's thankful it happened.

Worried by bond market fluctuations? Here's what to do

Jul 5, 2013
Older Americans, whose retirement portfolios include a lot of bonds, might be concerned about fluctuations in the bond market right now. We've got some advice on what to do.

Dealing with a large amount of student debt

Jul 5, 2013
Two young adults share their stories of how student loan debt has impacted their lives since graduating from college.

Yard sale or online auction: The best way to get cash for clutter

Jul 5, 2013
Summer is the perfect time to get rid of your unwanted items, but is it more lucrative to sell stuff online or at a traditional a yard sale?

How to survive severe student loan debt

May 17, 2013
The new face of debt is young and worried. Student loans affect nearly 15 million Americans under the age of 30 and many debtors are facing tens of thousands of dollars in repayment.

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