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What is hazard insurance? And do I need it?

Bankrate.com, Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Look out! "Hazard insurance" is a phrase that may not mean what you think it means.

6 steps to financially detoxify with a budget

Bankrate.com, Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Like cleansing your body with a special diet, purge your debt and start saving with a budget.

5 sporty cars from the New York auto show

Bankrate.com, Mon, 21 Apr 2014

These fast cars will make you feel like you've been cast in a "Days of Thunder" remake.

The 5 fastest ways to repay your college loans

Bankrate.com, Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Start budgeting and saving to repay student loans so you won't be in debt for years.

Want a wealthy retirement? Follow the math

Bankrate.com, Mon, 21 Apr 2014

A professor says delaying gratification will make you much wealthier when you retire.

April 2014 Financial Security Index charts

Bankrate.com, Mon, 21 Apr 2014

These charts highlight key findings from April's Financial Security Index.

Consumer financial security holds steady in April

Bankrate.com, Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Improvements in job security, net worth help keep Financial Security Index in positive territory in April.

Celebrity house for sale: Kobe Bryant

Bankrate.com, Mon, 21 Apr 2014

It took this L.A. Laker 17 hours of play time to earn this house. How long would it take you?

Need insurance to close on home?

Bankrate.com, Mon, 21 Apr 2014

A lot goes into a home purchase. That includes insurance to protect the lender.

Video: Consumers on financial security

Bankrate.com, Mon, 21 Apr 2014

With low interest rates and a record high SandP 500, why are Americans avoiding the stock market?

6 US cities with the lowest ATM fees

Bankrate.com, Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Many consumers face rising ATM fees, but banks ding them less in these six U.S. cities.

Video: 5 deals at warehouse stores

Bankrate.com, Sun, 20 Apr 2014

Just because it's available at your local warehouse store, doesn't mean it's a bargain.

The best financial apps for Android phones

Bankrate.com, Sun, 20 Apr 2014

These apps can transform your Android smartphone into a powerful personal finance tool.

Top 10 housing markets for 1st-time homebuyers

Bankrate.com, Sun, 20 Apr 2014

Check out these hot markets for rookie buyers as the homebuying season warms up.

5 safe cars for shuttling kids around

Bankrate.com, Sun, 20 Apr 2014

With safety in mind, we chose these cars for protecting your most precious cargo.

Disabled people can get help in buying homes

Bankrate.com, Sun, 20 Apr 2014

Disabled and want to buy a home? Federal, state and nonprofit sources can help.

Video: Frugal home maintenance

Bankrate.com, Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Regular maintenance is the way to protect your home from costly repairs.

5 ways to grow an emergency fund

Bankrate.com, Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Can you save for a rainy day without slipping? Follow these tips to stay on track.

For PITI's sake: Mortgage acronyms defined

Bankrate.com, Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Think HUD-1 is what a quarterback says? Learn the definitions for 17 mortgage acronyms.

7 effective ways to tackle high and hidden fees

Bankrate.com, Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Surprised by a smartphone upgrade fee? Learn how to reduce this and other budget-busters.