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The stories of the day that affect your wallet.
In conjunction with this week's special NBC Nightly News report on the economic meltdown, Carmen will be fielding your personal finance questions on Newsvine.
The mortgage assistance plan announced by President Obama on Wednesday is actually two plans: one for helping homeowners who are in decent shape but would benefit from refinancing to a lower mortgage rate, and one for helping qualified homeowners who are deeply underwater and at risk of losing their home. Let’s walk through how each works.
NOT SEEN ON T.V.: Dolly Lenz of Prudential Douglas Elliman shares her real estate secrets.
One upside to the downturn is that we’re becoming a “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) nation, getting our hands dirty and doing the work ourselves.
In this money buzz, we give you the download on today’s top money stories. Here are a few.
NOT SEEN ON TV: "Intaxication"… it's the queasy feeling you may get when you realize you've paid the IRS too much of your money.
With certificates of deposit, the low risk means low reward. So what happens when your returns start doubling?
NOT SEEN ON T.V.: With attendance sparse this peak season, many resorts are slashing their all-inclusive packages. Maybe it's time to rethink that vacation to grandma's house.
Two financial advisors weigh in on your best investment options right now.
Brian Moody of Edmunds.com has the three steps to take if you can’t afford your monthly car payments.
For far too long, we as a nation neglected to save for a rainy day. But it’s no longer raining – it’s pouring – and our attitudes are changing.
NOT SEEN ON T.V.: No matter what's happening in the economy or the markets, some basic rules of investing don't change.
NOT SEEN ON T.V.: Kelley Keehn reveals the top three signs.
The New York Times reports on some of the biggest provisions in the stimulus bill - the ones that will hit you directly in the wallet.
NOT SEEN ON T.V.: Find out the biggest factors that affect your FICO.
NOT SEEN ON T.V.: From job hunting expenses to medical bills, find out what you can deduct that you may not have known.
ON TONIGHT'S SHOW: We all need to adapt to the changing economic landscape and focus on the long-term.
NOT SEEN ON T.V.: Brad feels underappreciated at his job. Should he suck it up and be happy to be employed or do something to change how he's perceived?
David P. Kelly details some of the pitfalls to avoid in today's difficult marketplace.
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