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9 ways to go to college for free, Fri, 03 Jul 2015

There are ways to sidestep college tuition. Find one that works for you.

What to do with savings bonds from childhood, Fri, 03 Jul 2015

You've matured, but maybe not those savings bonds you received as a kid.

Bankruptcy timeline: Rebuilding credit, Fri, 03 Jul 2015

Your credit will take a hit, but things might not be as bad as you expect.

The 41 best cars for patriotic drivers in 2015, Fri, 03 Jul 2015

Thinking of buying a car? On July Fourth, buyers show their patriotism at dealerships.

10 grocery savings secrets from insiders, Fri, 03 Jul 2015

Get the scoop on frugal food shopping from grocery store managers and other experts.

Sell to a 'buy your house for cash' biz?, Fri, 03 Jul 2015

Why would you sell your house, cheap, to a flipper when you could do better?

Why doesn't my gas mileage match EPA estimates?, Fri, 03 Jul 2015

A car's fuel economy rarely meets the EPA's results. Here's why it often falls short.

Use a Coverdell account for children's education, Fri, 03 Jul 2015

This education savings account helps you save for schooling from kindergarten through college.

What to do when the debt collector calls, Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Collection agencies are good at scaring people. But there are limits to what they can do.

Where will mortgage rates head next week?, Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Mortgage experts predict what will happen to rates over the next week -- and why.

Are nontraded REITs good for your portfolio?, Thu, 02 Jul 2015

These real estate investments sport lofty yields, but they are opaque and risky.

3 steps to take if your car insurance is canceled, Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Don't panic if your insurer wants to drop you. Calmly follow this course of action.

Pay off all my debt with my retirement money?, Thu, 02 Jul 2015

It seldom makes sense to tap retirement accounts to pay off loans. Here's why.

Up, down, funk it up: Mortgage rates dance, Thu, 02 Jul 2015

A possible breakthrough in Greek debt talks mars a downward trend in mortgage rates.

Video: What determines mortgage rates?, Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Lenders have less to do with determining your mortgage rate than you might think.

How can I deduct my home equity line of credit?, Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Whether or not you can deduct the interest on home equity depends on several factors.

Would a 'rapid rescore' help you get a mortgage?, Thu, 02 Jul 2015

To qualify for a home loan, sometimes you need to update your credit in a flash.

CD rates for July 2, 2015, Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Here are the average CD rates from Bankrate's weekly survey of large banks and thrifts.

National mortgage rates for July 2, 2015, Thu, 02 Jul 2015

See rates from our survey of CDs, mortgages, home equity products, auto loans and credit cards.

Private mortgage insurance, or PMI: The basics, Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Bewildered by private mortgage insurance? We explain PMI.