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Nov 8 2017

Got a charge for $ on your credit card? Beware – CBS News #gas #credit #cards

#credit card charges # Got a charge for $9.84 on your credit card? Beware Kathy Kristof MoneyWatch Nov 20, 2014 3:13 PM EST Wondering if your credit card number could be in the hands of a crook? Look for a charge for $9.84. Earlier this year, the Better Business Bureau issued a fraud alert about a raft of consumer complaints all reporting the same niggling charge. The business levying this fee may purport to provide “customer support,” or it may simply identify itself as any one of a number of different websites. The fraud, uncovered by a former Washington Post …

Sep 24 2017

5 ways to improve your credit score in 2015 – CBS News #about #credit #scores

#check your credit score # 5 ways to improve your credit score in 2015 Credit.com Jan 2, 2015 10:56 AM EST The new year is a time for resolutions, new beginnings and (hopefully) a higher credit score. It may be the last thing you are thinking about, but your credit score can affect your mortgage, your job potential and, ultimately, your life. So, now is the time to start thinking about, monitoring and improving it. Make 2015 the year you improve your credit score with these five tips. 1. Check your current reports scores Before you try to improve your …

Sep 20 2017

Rental Cars: Eight Common Scams – CBS News #property #to #rent

#rent a car price # Rental Cars: Eight Common Scams Last Updated Aug 25, 2010 1:48 PM EDT We’ve all had our indignities renting cars — lengthy waits for shuttle vans, unwelcome upgrade offers, rude counter personnel, being told they’re sold out despite a reservation in hand (the latter happened to me in San Francisco just last week) — but that’s kid stuff. I’ve since learned that these are mild forms of punishment compared to some car rental scams. There are dozens of worse things that happen routinely, making me feel almost lucky I ended up taking $200 worth of …

Sep 10 2017

Rent the Runway: High fashion at a low price – CBS News #holiday #rentals #france

#runway rental # “I’m like a drug dealer; drug dealer of fashion” Two women from Harvard Business School have dreamed up a company based on a simple premise: A woman should never have to wear the same outfit twice, and shouldn’t have to buy it at all. As CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller reports, millions of other women seem to like the idea. To the woman who may say, “I have nothing to wear tonight,” CEO Jennifer Hyman says, “we have 100,000 options for what she can wear.” Inside a 40,000 square-foot warehouse in Secaucus, New Jersey, is the giant …

Sep 8 2017

Police find seven dead babies in Germany apartment in Bavaria town of Wallenfels – CBS News #car #rentals #italy

#find apartments # Bodies of 7 infants found in Germany apartment BERLIN — German police said Friday that the bodies of seven babies have been found at an apartment in a Bavarian town. Police say a local woman found the body of one baby on Thursday afternoon at the apartment in Wallenfels, near the Czech border, and called the police emergency number. Police then found several more bodies in a room at the apartment. The dpa news agency earlier reported that a doctor had found the dead babies. Police and prosecutors now believe there were seven dead babies, police said …

Sep 8 2017

How to shop for a home loan – CBS News #loan #depot

#loan shop # How to shop for a home loan Prospective homebuyers spend plenty of time looking for just the right house, but nearly half fail to shop for a mortgage. That mistake could cost the typical consumer thousands — even tens of thousands — of dollars over time. A recent survey by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that three out of four consumers apply for a loan with only a single lender, rather than applying with multiple lenders to see which one might offer the best deal. Nearly as many said their main source of information about home …

Sep 8 2017

5 things rental car companies won t tell you – CBS News #video #game #rental

#rent a car online # 5 things rental car companies won’t tell you Next time you rent a car, you’d do well to bear in mind five secrets the companies won’t reveal. But it’s time to spill the beans: 1. Best day to rent car: Saturday That’s the big, deep secret. Because that’s the one day everybody says they want to rent a car. So, they book the car and they just don’t show up. What you do is, you get the lowest rate car you can get — the lowest-grade car — and you have a good chance of …

Aug 31 2017

Pittsburgh Region Is One Of Hottest Real Estate Markets In Country – CBS Pittsburgh #knoxville #real #estate

#real estate pittsburgh # Pittsburgh Region Is One Of Hottest Real Estate Markets In Country (Photo Credit: KDKA) PITTSBURGH (KDKA) How hot is Pittsburgh real estate? It’s so hot that investors from as far away as Texas and California are buying up houses here by the dozen. This building was completely vacant, windows busted out, code violations, weeds from the neighboring property coming in, water damage,” Calloway said. Calloway has spent a million and half dollars on derelict houses and is restoring each one to rent or sell. Little by little, he s helping to bring back Allentown and Arlington, …

Aug 31 2017

Best Travel Agents In Houston – CBS Houston #travel #contests

#travel agencies # Best Travel Agents In Houston (photo credit: Thinkstock) (photo credit: Thinkstock) Ever dream of going on a safari and taking photos of elephants in the wild or kayaking among blue whales? That s how every travel adventure begins: first a dream, then an opportunity, and then of course, the plans. The difference between making a dream come true or turning it into a nightmare often depends on the skill of the planner and avoiding the “devil in the details.” That s where travel agents come in. Choosing an agent who understands what you and your group hope …

Aug 25 2017

Why you need more liability insurance – CBS News #manulife #insurance

#liability auto insurance # Why you need more liability insurance Ray Martin MoneyWatch May 30, 2013 7:00 AM EDT generic car crash windshield accident Close CBS/iStockphoto (MoneyWatch) Most people don’t give the risk of a lawsuit a second thought. But with liability law suits on the rise and attorneys seeking larger awards, the risk is very real. Most home insurance policies cover only liability claims up to $300,000 for personal liability and most automobile policies provide up to $250,000 per person and $500,000 per accident for bodily injury. Amounts for claims covered by property damage are lower, typically around $100,000. …

Aug 25 2017

Student loan interest rates rise, worrying some experts – CBS News #payday #loans #no #credit #check #no #employment #verification

#student loan interest rate # Student loan interest rates rise, worrying some experts Student loan debt, which has risen 20 percent to $1.2 trillion between 2011 and 2013 — surpassing every other form of non-mortgage debt — is becoming increasingly expensive. Because the U.S. Congress failed to take action, interest rates on undergraduate Stafford loans rose today to 4.66 percent from 3.86 percent last year on both subsidized and unsubsidized borrowing. Graduate students who take out unsubsidized Stafford loans saw their borrowing costs increase to 6.21 percent from 5.41 percent. PLUS loans, which are available to graduate students and parents …

Aug 22 2017

Target Offers 10% Off – Free Credit Reports After Breach – CBS Miami #visa #credit #cards

#free credit reporting # Target Offers 10% Off Free Credit Reports After Breach MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP)  As an apology for the a security breach which  Target says affected 40 million credit and debit card accounts, the stores are now offering 10 percent off total purchases and free credit reports. In a statement released by Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel, he says the 10% discount will last from Saturday, Dec. 21 to Sunday, Dec. 22. All shoppers are also  entitled to a free credit report, directly, from each of the three nationwide credit reporting agencies. Steinhafel also reassured those who may have been affected. We want …

Aug 21 2017

How to Buy Life Insurance Wisely – CBS News #business #financing

#buy life insurance online # How to Buy Life Insurance Wisely Last Updated Sep 30, 2009 11:21 AM EDT Dave and Vicky have a common problem. They’re dual income parents with a young child and practically no life insurance. They think they need at least some insurance to protect their family’s economic well being in the event one or the other were to die, but they don’t trust the claims of the insurance agents they’ve talked to and want to understand how to determine how much insurance they need and what kind to buy. To help them, and anyone else …

Aug 20 2017

Top Travel Agencies In Philadelphia – CBS Philly #no1 #travel

#travel agencies # Top Travel Agencies In Philadelphia Travel can be a rich, rewarding, fun experience or it can become a nightmare. Serendipity and pure chance are unforeseeable elements that a traveler cannot control, but a well-planned itinerary is the most effective way to improve the odds that your trip is as stress-free, glitch-free and headache-free as possible. Seasoned travelers may be experts at planning every nuance of their journey; however, many people prefer to work with a trusted travel agency. Keep in mind, when choosing an agent, that some have agreements with travel companies while others are totally independent; …

Aug 19 2017

Free Credit Report? Not So Fast, Ben Stein – CBS News #how #to #find #credit #score

#freecredit report # Free Credit Report? Not So Fast, Ben Stein Last Updated Aug 10, 2009 7:10 PM EDT Shame on Ben Stein. A Columbia University-trained economist and Yale law grad with a career that has included gigs as a Federal Trade Commission lawyer, an actor, a quiz-show host, New York Times columnist and CBS Sunday Morning commentator, is now promoting a bait-and-switch deal from a website called freescore.com. His co-star, Filbert the Credit Squirrel, also has “extensive training in both Economics and Finance,” according to the website. So shame on you too, Filbert. Stein (and the squirrel) promise that …

Aug 19 2017

Why you should buy rental car insurance – CBS News #bad #credit #unsecured #loans

#buy car insurance # Why you should buy rental car insurance Ray Martin MoneyWatch Aug 10, 2012 9:45 AM EDT generic car crash windshield accident Close CBS/iStockphoto CBS/iStockphoto (MoneyWatch) As I wrote earlier this week, there are various ways of avoiding fees when renting a car. But what to do about rental car insurance? The conventional wisdom among personal finance experts is never to spring for it. But let me tell you why paying a few extra bucks for rental car insurance may be one of the smartest things you can do. If your current auto insurance includes collision and …

Aug 9 2017

Emma: Credit John Fox, Bears – Buy-In For Continued Growth – CBS Chicago #instant #approval #credit #cards

#rebuilding credit # Emma: Credit John Fox, Bears Buy-In For Continued Growth By Chris Emma ST. LOUIS, Mo. (CBS) Running into the locker room after a resounding 37-13 win over the Rams on Sunday, Bears tackle Kyle Long busted the media s collective chops. Anyone pick the Bears? Long asked. Didn t think so. Very few pundits picked the Bears to win in the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams boast the NFL s next best running back in Todd Gurley, a hostile defense and a physical football identity. It seemed on paper that they have a talent edge over the …

Aug 3 2017

Why you need more liability insurance – CBS News #national #auto #insurance

#liability auto insurance # Why you need more liability insurance Ray Martin MoneyWatch May 30, 2013 7:00 AM EDT generic car crash windshield accident Close CBS/iStockphoto (MoneyWatch) Most people don’t give the risk of a lawsuit a second thought. But with liability law suits on the rise and attorneys seeking larger awards, the risk is very real. Most home insurance policies cover only liability claims up to $300,000 for personal liability and most automobile policies provide up to $250,000 per person and $500,000 per accident for bodily injury. Amounts for claims covered by property damage are lower, typically around $100,000. …

Jul 31 2017

Student Loans: The Best Places to Borrow – CBS News #car #loans #australia

#best loan # Student Loans: The Best Places to Borrow Last Updated Aug 3, 2010 8:39 AM EDT Don’t get taken when you sign for a college loan. Federal loans are cheaper than ever this year, for both parents and students. But loans directly from banks or other for-profit lenders can trip you up. You might lock yourself into thousands of dollars of unnecessary spending and, potentially, a greater risk of default. Here’s where to borrow, with the best options first: Federal student loans. They now go directly though the colleges, not through banks. For undergraduates who qualify for a …

Jul 23 2017

Best credit cards for students and bad risk – CBS News #credit #agencies

#credit card for bad credit # Best credit cards for students and bad risk (MoneyWatch) The long-standing banking lament is that the only people who can get credit are the people who don’t need it. Students and consumers with some credit scars can certainly relate. Even while people with long and pristine credit histories are getting inundated with credit card offers, credit card companies turn up their noses at those with less illustrious backgrounds. Then, too, the Card Act made it more difficult for students to get credit by demanding that issuers stop granting credit to people without the means …

Jul 23 2017

Student loans – public or private? CBS News #federal #school #loans

#private student loan # Student loans — public or private? (MoneyWatch) Need to borrow to finance college? You’ve got plenty of company. Roughly two-thirds of students do. However, it’s important to understand that there are two distinct student loan types: Federal loans. offered through the U.S. government, have dozens of protections that you don’t get with private loans. Private loans are offered through lenders, such as banks, credit unions, and companies, such as Sallie Mae, as well as through schools. And, while private loans can still seem like a bargain because of their low “teaser” rates, they often cost thousands …

Jul 21 2017

Car insurance: Are you in a high-cost zip code? CBS News #financial #loans

#cheaper car insurance # Car insurance: Are you in a high-cost zip code? (MoneyWatch) If you think your driving record, or maybe the kind of car you drive, has more of an impact on your auto insurance rates than where you live, think again. Even in California, where the decades-old Proposition 103 mandated that insurers weigh driving experience more heavily than zip codes, the five-digit number that tells the post office where you live can cost — or save — you thousands of dollars. So concludes an extensive zip-code analysis by CarInsurance.com. The auto insurance shopping service compared zip codes …

Jul 21 2017

Skiplagged site helps navigate cheaper airfare – CBS News #panorama #travel

#cheap airfare tickets # Skiplagged site helps navigate cheaper airfare Airfares seem to keep climbing, but a 22-year-old computer whiz found a way to save hundreds of dollars on airline tickets. With a few clicks of the mouse, Skiplagged can help find what’s called “hidden city” airfares, CBS News’ Michelle Miller reports. With little more than a mattress on the floor, Aktarer Zaman’s tiny New York apartment serves as the hub of Skiplagged’s operations. The name, while unique, wasn’t his own idea. “It was my little sister. I came up with a real terrible name I am not going to …

Jul 14 2017

Top Travel Agencies In Philadelphia – CBS Philly #hotel #and #airfare

#travel agencies # Top Travel Agencies In Philadelphia Travel can be a rich, rewarding, fun experience or it can become a nightmare. Serendipity and pure chance are unforeseeable elements that a traveler cannot control, but a well-planned itinerary is the most effective way to improve the odds that your trip is as stress-free, glitch-free and headache-free as possible. Seasoned travelers may be experts at planning every nuance of their journey; however, many people prefer to work with a trusted travel agency. Keep in mind, when choosing an agent, that some have agreements with travel companies while others are totally independent; …

Jul 12 2017

Car Insurance – CBS News #unsecured #loans #for #bad #credit

#local auto insurance # Car Insurance Last Updated Feb 5, 2010 11:46 AM EST What’s the best way to save on car insurance? Compare prices: Here lies your single biggest shot at saving money. In any city or any zip code, some insurers charge twice as much as others for exactly the same coverage. Insurers don’t advertise price, so you have to hunt for those that are lower cost. No single company always has the best rates. Each one prices differently, in different places, for different kinds of customers. For quotes, begin online at sites such as InsWeb. Insure.com. Esurance. …

Jul 9 2017

5 of the safest cars on the road – CBS News #car #lots

#safest cars # 5 of the safest cars on the road 5 of the safest cars on the road Close In its latest round of testing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has cited five models, including two from General Motors, for keeping occupants safe in case of a crash. In addition, IIHS now is rewarding new vehicles that have accident prevention systems. As a result, the 2016 Audi A6 (shown above in a crash test) gets the Top Safety Pick Plus rating for its technology that hits the brakes if it senses an imminent crash with the vehicle …

Jul 7 2017

Tesla used cars – CBS News #chevrolet #auto #parts

#buy a used car # Would you buy a used car from Tesla? Jerry Edgerton MoneyWatch Nov 12, 2014 12:39 PM EST p Tesla’s flagship Model S sedan runs on electric power. /p Close Tesla Tesla Motors (TSLA ) founder Elon Musk is also known as the co-founder of PayPal and CEO of commercial space company SpaceX. Now he’s going into the used car business. Tesla is planning to sell its flagship Model S cars as certified used vehicles as people trade them in or as leases expire. The company confirmed the plan recently to Automotive News. but has not …

Jul 6 2017

What HARP 2. 0 can – and can t – do for you – CBS News #business #loans #rates

#harp loan # What HARP 2.0 can — and can’t — do for you (MoneyWatch) Many of the people who contact me after reading my column or listening to my radio show have the same problem: They want to take advantage of low interest rates to refinance their mortgages, but their banks won’t do it because the value of their home is now less than what is owed on the loan. While we’ve all heard about people who bought homes during the housing boom that they couldn’t afford and who are facing foreclosure. But even responsible consumers who bought homes …

Jul 4 2017

Should you take on a six-year car loan? CBS News #federal #consolidation #loan

#new car loans # Should you take on a six-year car loan? More Americans than ever before are taking out very long loans to buy new cars. Long-term loans — classified as six years or longer — made up a record 33.1 percent of new vehicle retail sales in February, according to J.D. Power. 53 Photos Hot wheels at the Geneva Auto Show Cool concepts and luxury cars make a splash at the 84th International Motor Show But is it a good idea to take out a car loan that long? If you need more than a four-year loan, you …

Jun 11 2017

Auto and Homeowners Insurance: Is AARP Looking Out for You? CBS News #auto #vin #check

#auto and home insurance # Auto and Homeowners Insurance: Is AARP Looking Out for You? Last Updated Oct 9, 2009 1:34 PM EDT The way insurance companies barrage you with television ads promising to save you money, you might think they were paying you instead of the other way around. In the case of the GEICO googly eyes or actor Dennis Haysbert hawking Allstate policies, at least it’s private companies pitching their wares. But then there are the auto insurance ads touting the $388 saved, on average, by people who switched to plans offered through AARP by The Hartford Financial …

May 31 2017

6 ways to boost your car s trade-in value – CBS News #car #mats

#car trade in value # 6 ways to boost your car’s trade-in value You’re finally in tip-top financial shape to purchase a new car, but there’s one problem: How will you get your existing set of wheels off your hands? You don’t have the time to deal with the hassle of a private sale, and you have no desire to auction it off. You decide a dealer trade is the best way to earn cash for your vehicle with no strings attached. Afraid of getting lowballed by the car salesman? Don’t fret. Conducting research on the trade-in process and your …

May 29 2017

CBS Mitsubishi #american #auto

#quality used cars # Welcome to CBS Mitsubishi serving the greater Raleigh, NC area. CBS Mitsubishi is a Mitsubishi Auto Dealer Our goal is to make your car buying experience the best possible. CBS Mitsubishi’s virtual dealership offers a wide variety of new and used cars. Mitsubishi incentives, service specials, and Mitsubishi parts savings. Conveniently located in Raleigh, NC we also serve Durham, NC and Cary, NC. If you’re looking to purchase your new dream car. you’ve come to the right place. At CBS Mitsubishi we pride ourselves on being the most reliable and trustworthy Mitsubishi dealer around. Our inventory …

May 29 2017

CBS Mitsubishi #second #hand #cars #uk

#quality used cars # Welcome to CBS Mitsubishi serving the greater Raleigh, NC area. CBS Mitsubishi is a Mitsubishi Auto Dealer Our goal is to make your car buying experience the best possible. CBS Mitsubishi’s virtual dealership offers a wide variety of new and used cars. Mitsubishi incentives, service specials, and Mitsubishi parts savings. Conveniently located in Raleigh, NC we also serve Durham, NC and Cary, NC. If you’re looking to purchase your new dream car. you’ve come to the right place. At CBS Mitsubishi we pride ourselves on being the most reliable and trustworthy Mitsubishi dealer around. Our inventory …

May 25 2017

Used-Car Prices Surging – CBS News #mitsubishi #auto #parts

#used car prices # Used-Car Prices Surging Last Updated Apr 29, 2011 9:51 AM EDT Used car prices have surged again in April, especially for gas-sipping models. A combination of rising gas prices and a disruption of the supply of cars and parts from Japan has added as much as 7% in April for used models like Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. It is a poor time to buy fuel-efficient used cars but maybe a good time for trading in your old car. The price statistics come from Jonathan Banks, executive auto analyst for the NADA used car guide, a …

May 19 2017

Bomb threats force Air France flights to be diverted – CBS News #flights #and #hotel #deals

#flight tickets # Bomb threats force Air France flights to be diverted Last Updated Nov 18, 2015 7:17 AM EST p An Air France flight from Los Angeles to Paris was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday, November 17, 2015 in Salt Lake City after a bomb threat. /p Close ara.adjamian via Instagram SALT LAKE CITY — Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. were diverted Tuesday night because of anonymous threats received after they had taken off, but both planes landed safely in North America, officials said. One plane, Air France Flight 65 from Los …

May 19 2017

Maserati Procession Kicks Off Miami International Auto Show – CBS Miami #performance #auto #parts

#miami auto show # Maserati Procession Kicks Off Miami International Auto Show MIAMI (CBSMiami) –The Miami International Auto Show is back and it has every car-type in the spectrum for drivers with a need for speed to a penchant for going green. To celebrate Maserati’s 100th anniversary and kick off the car show, 100 customer-driven Maseratis drove from Perez Art Museum Miami to the Miami Beach Convention Center. “These are people who love to drive, but more than anything they love to hear their engines,”  said Peter Grady CEO of Maserati. CLICK HERE To Watch Marybel Rodriguez s Report  Starting Friday, …

May 13 2017

The new front on fraud? Your credit card – CBS News #credit #cards.com

#credit card fraud # The new front on fraud? Your credit card MoneyWatch Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM EST Welcome to one of the most crime-ridden precincts in America: The cash register. Financial losses from credit card fraud last year soared to $11 billion, touching millions of consumers and thousands of businesses nationwide. Thefts of other kinds of confidential data also have become increasingly common, turning every trip to the store into a potential rip-off. “Whenever a consumer uses their card at the point of sale, it’s almost impossible to know whether or not the merchant they’re visiting has been …

May 3 2017

How not to open a new credit card – CBS News #credit #rating #canada

#how do i get a credit card with no credit # How not to open a new credit card Allan Roth MoneyWatch Aug 6, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The Capital One headquarters in McLean, Va. Close Mark Wilson/Getty Images (MoneyWatch) As a financial planner, I’m not supposed to make mistakes with my own finances. But if my disastrous experience getting a new credit card recently is any indicator, well, nobody’s perfect. Yet my tribulations do offer some lessons for consumers. After discovering the free credit scores and alerts I could get with CreditKarma.com. I also noticed I could benefit from …

May 1 2017

Getting The Best Car Rental Rates – CBS News #textbook #rental #sites

#best rental car # Getting The Best Car Rental Rates In the rush to find bargain hotels and airfares, the thrifty traveler can overlook car-rental rates, an item for which the unwary can pay much higher prices. If you don’t shop around ahead of time, you may realize you are seriously overpaying for your car rental, financial adviser Ray Martin reports on The Early Show. Millions of U.S. vacationers rent vehicles at airports to get around the cities they are visiting. City dwellers who don’t own a car often rent one for weekend getaways. Still, renting a car isn’t something …

Apr 30 2017

Airline Tickets: At Wholesale Prices – CBS News #cheap #cheap #airline #tickets

#airline ticket # Airline Tickets: At Wholesale Prices Lindsay Goldwert CBS Jul 25, 2007 6:41 AM EDT US Airway Airbus A320-232 takes off from Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix. Arizona, photo Close AP Frequent flyer miles are nice, but how about getting those airline tickets wholesale? Often, it can be done, and if cFares.com has its way, it might be done a good deal more often. The company, which has been selling cheap airline seats since 2005, has just updated its user interface after securing a new round of venture funding. Newly capitalized at about $4.5 million, cFares hopes to …

Apr 29 2017

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82 – CBS News #rent #a #property #uk

#oscar de la # Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82 CBS/AP Oct 20, 2014 10:16 PM EDT Oscar de la Renta, whose fashion designs were worn by film stars and royal figures died Monday night. He was 82. De la Renta died at home Monday evening in Connecticut surrounded by family and friends and “more than a few dogs,” according to a handwritten statement signed by two of his company’s executives, Alex Bolen and Eliza Bolen. A family member confirmed to CBS News that de la Renta died peacefully at 7:40 p.m. He was a fashion giant …

Apr 28 2017

How to get a lower rate on an auto loan – CBS News #garber #auto #mall

#auto loan rate # How to get a lower rate on an auto loan (MoneyWatch) Strong auto sales this year have been boosted by the growth of auto loans obtained through dealers, Edmunds.com is reporting. That’s good news for the industry and the economy but means that as a car shopper you need to be careful not to overpay in high interest rates for your loan. “Pent-up demand from consumers unable to get credit during the recession will continue to contribute to auto sales growth as these consumers get access to credit,” says Edmunds chief economist Lacey Plache in a …

Apr 27 2017

5 ways to get things off your credit report – CBS News #free #credit #reports #no #credit #card

#how to get your credit report for free # 5 ways to get things off your credit report Edward J Bock III/iStockphoto.com By Gerri Detweiler / Credit.com Negative information on your credit can be extremely frustrating. You know it’s not good, and you just want it to go away. Before you pull your hair out or spend thousands of dollars trying to repair your credit, you’ll want to understand the ways this kind of information can be removed from your reports. First, find out exactly what you’re dealing with. You can’t fix what you don’t know about, so you need …

Apr 23 2017

Best Travel Agencies In Minnesota – CBS Minnesota #travel #london

#travel agencies # Best Travel Agencies In Minnesota The children are out of school and you ve saved up some vacation days. What better way to spend them than to jet off on a summer adventure? Experience a new and exotic location with the help of the following travel agencies. Whether you want to travel near or far, representatives from each can help you plan every detail of your trip. Travel Beyond plans trips from Antarctica to the Middle East and everywhere else too. Located in Wayzata, Travel Beyond agents are easy to work with and extremely helpful. The agency …

Apr 21 2017

Best Labor Day car deals – CBS News #city #car #club

#new car deals # Labor Day means special deals for car buyers Last Updated Aug 29, 2014 10:00 AM EDT With Labor Day traditionally tolling the end of summer, you may want to take advantage of another tradition: holiday deals on new cars. “Labor Day marks the time when dealers move inventory for new vehicles, which means you can find some great deals on existing models,” says Michelle Naranjo, editor-in-chief of car-shopping website Autobytel.com. From low or zero interest loans to big cash rebates, deals that cut the price of 2014 models are plentiful because 2015 models already have begun …

Apr 19 2017

How to pay your student loans – CBS News #guaranteed #bad #credit #loans

#student loan calculator # How to pay your student loans (MoneyWatch) A few days ago I wrote about 7 Ways to Find Free Money for College. November is National Scholarship Month, which marks a time when parents and their college students should begin looking for scholarships to help with tuition next fall. Also this month, many graduates of the Class of 2013 will start repaying the money they borrowed for college. This is because their six-month grace period on their student loans will end. As they will begin repaying their loans, they will need to learn repayment strategies to strike …

Apr 19 2017

Car Insurance – CBS News #import #cars

#quinn car insurance # Car Insurance Last Updated Feb 5, 2010 11:46 AM EST What’s the best way to save on car insurance? Compare prices: Here lies your single biggest shot at saving money. In any city or any zip code, some insurers charge twice as much as others for exactly the same coverage. Insurers don’t advertise price, so you have to hunt for those that are lower cost. No single company always has the best rates. Each one prices differently, in different places, for different kinds of customers. For quotes, begin online at sites such as InsWeb. Insure.com. Esurance. …

Apr 16 2017

The best places to find cheap real estate – CBS News #clearwater #beach #real #estate

#cheap real estate # The best places to find cheap real estate (MoneyWatch) Home prices are increasing nationally, but there are still plenty of markets where buyers can find deals through foreclosures and short sales, frequently reducing the cost of the home by about 50 percent. RealtyTrac found 15 cities where short sales and foreclosures are really taking off, meaning the market of these homes is big and growing — the complete opposite of overall real estate trends that show inventory is slight and shrinking. “Short sales are on the rise as a better alternative to foreclosure in many areas …

Apr 15 2017

Car insurance: Are you in a high-cost zip code? CBS News #auto #auto #insurance

#cheaper car insurance # Car insurance: Are you in a high-cost zip code? (MoneyWatch) If you think your driving record, or maybe the kind of car you drive, has more of an impact on your auto insurance rates than where you live, think again. Even in California, where the decades-old Proposition 103 mandated that insurers weigh driving experience more heavily than zip codes, the five-digit number that tells the post office where you live can cost — or save — you thousands of dollars. So concludes an extensive zip-code analysis by CarInsurance.com. The auto insurance shopping service compared zip codes …

Apr 15 2017

Buy Health Insurance: How to Shop for a Plan – CBS News #insurance #qoutes

#buy health insurance # Buy Health Insurance: How to Shop for a Plan Last Updated Jul 1, 2010 11:04 AM EDT When Michael Marich discovered that his new Anthem health insurance plan would charge him more than $1,000 a year for a prescription he needed, the 36-year-old San Francisco energy analyst decided he’d better find a better deal. After shopping around, Marich learned that by switching to Aetna, he’d cut his monthly premium from $218 to $173 and pay just $35 a month for the prescription. He did, for a total annual savings of $1,190. Shopping for a health insurance …