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How To Find a Fee-Only Financial Planner

Do you have money to invest, but you're not sure where to put it? Most people who are unsure about investments hire someone to help. Here's how to do that the right way. One of the greatest danger points is mid-career, when you find yourself with a great deal of ...

Why credit repair companies are a ripoff

Why credit repair companies are a ripoff

Some companies claim they can help you clean up your bad credit. Why it's a ripoff and how you can avoid it.

Don’t believe firms that offer to erase a bankrupcy.

Can Credit Repair Really Raise Your Score?

The promise of credit repair outfits is an alluring one -- they say they'll remove bad credit marks from your record for a price. But what's the real deal? Credit repair firms make promises they can't keep In a recent Consumer Federation of America survey, more than half of all ...


5 Misleading Ads That Can Wipe Out Your Wallet

The motto of my show is "save more, spend less, and avoid ripoffs." But what if you can’t recognize those ripoffs when you’re faced with alluring advertising pitches? Here are 5 kinds of misleading ads to watch out for. Pay your home off in half the time! You can pay ...

Debt-settlement outfits make hollow promises

Have you seen those ads being run by the debt-settlement outfits on late-night TV? They promise to reduce your credit card debt to just pennies on the dollar without making you file for bankruptcy. However, that promise is an illusion. Here's the scoop: You usually pay an upfront fee to ...

Don't fall for debt-relief scams

Don't fall for debt-relief scams

Troubled by credit card or loan debt? You've heard pitches about how somebody can wipe it away for pennies on the dollar. Watch this before you take that leap.

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