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  • Family finances: fast fixes for money mishaps

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Act quickly to minimize the financial damage. Your income tax bill is way more than you expected, and you can't come up with the money by April 15. File your return by April 15 and pay as much as you can. Then wait for...
  • Family finances: how to combat data theft

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Highly publicized security breaches at large retailers have left consumers looking for guidance on how to guard their financial information. We have answers to your questions about what to do in the event of a data breach....
  • Protect children from ID thefts

    As identity theft has surged in recent years, more of the victims have been children. But a growing number of states are pushing back. Take Wisconsin, where lawmakers recently approved legislation known as the Child Credit Protection Act. The law is...
  • Home equity credit lines see a resurgence

    WASHINGTON — One of the mortgage products that contributed to the housing crash is booming again: New home equity credit line borrowings soared 42% in the final three months of 2013 and were up sharply for the entire year, to $111 billion. But...
  • Opting out shields teens from tempting credit offers

    It can be hard enough for adults to resist the steady stream of tempting junk mail solicitations offering easy credit. So imagine what it must be like for a 21-year-old to fend off the mailbox pitches for plastic, especially if he's not mature enough yet...
  • Paying off old debts may not improve your credit scores

    Dear Liz: How can I get a clear and complete picture of the debts that are hurting my credit score? I have my credit report already. I'm a bit lost and I need to get my credit cleared up to buy a home. Answer: You actually have three credit reports, one...
  • New website may help explain reasons for low credit score

    It hurts when you've been rejected for a mortgage. Of course, there are many reasons you can be turned down. You may not have been employed long enough in your current job, for example, or you may not make enough money for the property you want to buy....
  • What's the (credit) score? Now it's free

    Until now, it's been a nearly unknowable number, more revealing than your (real) waist size, more influential than the GDP growth rate, and more closely guarded than the combination to Fort Knox or the measurements of any random Kardashian. I am...
  • Family finances: tips to manage and improve your credit

    Credit is complicated and, sometimes, counterintuitive. But knowing some key credit facts could help you get a better rate on a mortgage, or negotiate a better deal from your card issuer. A little debt is desirable. When Teresa Doseck of Wapakoneta,...
  • Are you a Target shopper?

    Are you a Target shopper?
    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is advising Target customers about how to protect themselves after a theft of consumer information from 40 million debit and credit cards used at the retail chain was reported. She says Floridians who used their...
  • Your credit file can be a matter of life and death

    Robert Marcum knew he had a problem when he found out he was dead. The tragic news arrived recently as he was trying to close a deal to buy property in Palm Springs. Marcum, 70, was informed that, according to his credit file, he'd passed away a...