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What kind of credit score do you need to qualify for a mortgage? A new survey of bank executives by the Federal Reserve provides some answers.
It's well-known that it's harder to get a mortgage these days than it was back in the boom days of the
By Gloria Goodale
As Occupy Wall Street mobilized for its May Day of global action, many who watched the tent-powered movement flower last fall wondered if this day would mark the group's spring awakening or offer final proof that the movement died when the snow fell and the campers went
By Andrew Housser
When it comes to a topic as important as your finances, it's smart to ask plenty of questions so you can make well-informed decisions. Here, we have answers to 10 of the most frequently asked money and debt questions.
1. What's better: Paying off a high-interest debt or a
By Odysseas Papadimitriou
With the national average price for a gallon of regular gas hovering around $4, the majority of consumers are looking for ways to ease the burden of everyday transportation. So, what are the best ways to save?
Americans are looking at lifestyle changes. According to a
By David Grant
In a rare bipartisan vote, the Senate on Wednesday passed a postal reform bill to head off a potential shutdown at the struggling US Postal Service, which now owes $13 billion to the Treasury and is expected to run out of cash as early as this summer.
The Senate bill aims to ease
By Laurent Belsie
You won't notice it when you mail a letter or buy a stamp. But the post office is in crunch time.
It will run out of money in August if Congress doesn't act. Even if lawmakers come up with temporary fixes, the long-term outlook is stark. In the Internet Age, regular mail
By Rachel Brown
There can't be many Internet users who haven't heard of Facebook -- the social network site, brainchild of U.S. college student Mark Zuckerberg. But worryingly, it's not just our friends who are keeping up with what we're doing online. Debt collectors, potential
By Amanda C. Haury
Medicare is a federal health program offered to senior citizens and disabled Americans that provides health benefits and eases the cost of medical services. Although many take the program for granted, Medicare's future is not guaranteed. With the rising cost of healthcare and
By Janet Fowler
Just because a job seems glamorous, requires a lot of education, is stressful or dangerous, it doesn't mean that you'll necessarily be earning the big bucks by pursing a career in one of these fields. Some jobs seem like they should pay a lot more than they actually
A tax tip from IRS.gov
2012 Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions:
How quickly will taxpayers get refunds?
Following technology improvements, the IRS will issue refunds to more taxpayers in as few as 10 days this year. But taxpayers should keep in mind that many variables can affect the