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Is the Time Right to Refinance Your Home Mortgage?

October 2014 Over the last two years average home values have continued to rise across the United States. In many areas existing homes have gained back at least half the value lost after the real estate bust of 2007 and during the Great Recession. At the same time, mortgage interest rates have stay...

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What Do You Need to Know About Data Breaches?

Did you know that there have been over 200 reports of data breaches so far in 2014? Yet most of these did not make the headlines. The number of records affected in each of these breaches vary from a few hundred to the approximately 56 million reported by Home Depot.

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Protecting Your Money From 2013's Most Common Consumer Complaints

September 2014 Would it surprise you to know that the top consumer complaints of 2013 included problems with new and used auto sales, trouble with home repairs, and scams against the elderly? These selected problems from the latest national report based on data from local and state consumer protect...

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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, Nick Buettner will bring breaking news directly to you on this Money Matters website.

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