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Young millennial renters: Start mortgage-prepping now!

Sienna Kossman
Preparing for home ownership

As temperatures rise and flowers bloom, many young consumers will be shopping for their first home. Last fall, the majority of prospective homebuyers (53 percent) said they hoped to buy a home in seven months or more, indicating spring and…
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9 crazy credit facts to wow your friends

Erica Sandberg
9 weird facts about credit cards

Want to amuse and astound your friends? These funny and peculiar facts about credit cards, credit reports and credit scores may wow your friends. 1. Credit cards are rectangle because the world is round. You may have wondered why there aren’t…
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Why schools should teach financial literacy

Kelly Dilworth

Learning about personal finance may be the most important subject you didn’t study in high school. That’s not just me speaking from personal experience. That’s the finding of a recent survey by the National Financial Educators Council, which asked more…
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Banks add virtual tellers as branch numbers shrink

Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

Bank of America made news in February with the opening of three teller-less branches, but Indiana-based Salin Bank and some regional banks have been adding virtual tellers for years. Here’s how Salin Bank tellers miles away help customers at branches…
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CFPB’s complaint system makes friends and enemies

Fred Williams

Capt. Will Jamison is in the minority of Americans who know about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. As a judge advocate at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, he called the consumer watchdog agency to get help for a…
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