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About to Tap Your 401K for a Loan? Six Reasons to Think Again

December 2014 Today over 25% of people who have a 401K retirement savings plan have borrowed from these funds. In fact, 401K loans have surged by 37% in just 8 years and in 2011 represented nearly 60 billion dollars in premature withdrawals, according to IRS figures. This practice has personal fina...

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A Simple Tip to Protect Yourself from Scam Emails, Letters and Phone Calls

Remember scam emails? They would offer you a big commission if you let a total stranger in a foreign country deposit ten million dollars in your bank account for a few weeks! Or, they told you that you won the lottery and they'd like to deposit a big check into your account, and all you have to do i...

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Amid the Holiday Rush, Don't Forget These Year-End Financial Tips

It's the end of the year and while many thoughts turn to holiday celebrations and shopping, don't forget that you should perform an end-of-the-year review of your finances. Here are some tips that can save you some money.

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Mortgage Guide

A home is the biggest investment most people make. The MoneyMatters Mortgage Guide will help you understand the process of financing your home. Whether or not you consider a mortgage with us, read this guide!

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Car Buying Guide

Did you know a dealer or online auto service can sell or lease you a new set of wheels for exactly what the dealer paid the manufacturer and still make $500 to $1,500 on just the car itself?  Read on to find out more.

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Home Buying Guide

Home ownership is a huge financial step. The Money Matters Home Buying Guide can help you plan for the total process whether you are a first time home buyer or a veteran.

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RV Buying Guide

A home on wheels! Who needs hotels? Who needs restaurants?  The Money Matters RV Guide helps you find the right RV at the right price.

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Boat Buying Guide

If you’ve ever gunned the engine of any watercraft, whether it’s a ten-foot dingy or a thirty-foot cruiser, you know how exhilarating boating can be.  This guide will show you how to purchase one!

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Fraud & Privacy Issues

Every worry about identity theft?  Worry about the dangers of the web? Mind if I read your private emails or browse through your medical records? This section takes you into the scary world of privacy and identity theft.

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Fifty Plus Guide

This guide is filled with resources for adults as they pass fifty and look forward to enjoying their "empty nest" and retirement years.

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Remar's Report

Remar Sutton has been a leading consumer advocate in America for over twenty-five years, and is your independent consumer spokesperson.

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Gen Y with Will

Will deHoo has been a leading consumer advocate for young people in America since 2003 and is the person responsible for the excellent “FoolProof” financial education program.

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Drew's News

Twice a month, Drew Guthrie will bring breaking news directly to you on this Money Matters website.

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