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Is it worth your money? – finance.yahoo.com

Is it worth the cost? Or should you save your money? Should you pay a little extra upfront in hopes of saving money -- or hassle -- in the future? Or are you better off spending less and pocketing the savings now? From warehouse clubs to home and car maintenance, we present you with ten situations.


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13 Things Your Home Remodeler Won't Tell You – rd.com

Some good advices for hiring contractors on your home remodeling project.


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What Does Consumer Financial Protection Agency Would Mean for you? – mint.com

It sounds like a great idea to provide more protection to the consumers. Especially after what happened in mortgage industry these recent years. But do we need a new government agency (CFPA) to get into what seemingly mostly about personal responsibilities and decision making?


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Price per square foot revisited – raincityguide.com

A good point about looking at our living space and decide what really is the best.


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Data show housing market starting to recover – news.yahoo.com

Sales of previously occupied homes rose for the third month in a row in June, the National Association of Realtors reported. That hasn't happened since early 2004, during the boom.


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Welcome to the bottom: Housing begins slow rebound – finance.yahoo.com

Welcome to the bottom: Housing begins slow rebound.


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How to expose unscrupulous realty agents – marketwatch.com

Like others, real estate industry has players who are lack of professionalism and sometimes unethical. Educated buyers have a better chance to understand and identify these behaviors that work against them.
This article provides some homework that a buyer can do before hiring a agent.


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Expert gets it wrong on home-buyer tax credit – marketwatch.com

Debunk some myths of home-buyer's tax credit.


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Tips for a home improvement project's contract – magazine.angieslist.com

A nice check list before starting a home improvement project.


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Everything you need to know about Radon – epa.gov

A great home buyer's and seller's guide to Radon from EPA.


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Consumer resource and tips from Ripoff Report – ripoffreport.com

Always a good resource from RepoffReport.com for protecting your identity, avoiding scams and some other tips.


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New Jersey Outshines Most Others in Solar Energy – cnbc.com

The Garden State ranks No.1 in solar installed per square mile. Other states among the top five were California, Colorado, Nevada and Arizona.


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Protect yourself from ID theft, a great guide on credit freeze and thaw – clarkhoward.com

Do you know you can seal your credit by "freezing" it? If you lost your critical financial information or worried about being a ID theft victim, this temporary measurement can give you a peace of mind. It does cost some money to freeze and unfreeze it, but for most of the people the cost is unsubstantial.
The article is from my consumer advocate hero, Clark Howard.


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Great time for home improvement and remodeling – finance.yahoo.com

The down market has created opportunities for homeowners who want to remodel their homes on a bargain price.


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College 529 prepaid tuition plans at risk – bankrate.com

While many 529 college savings plan investors know all too well that their investments can decline in value, 529 prepaid tuition plan holders may not be aware that their plans may be in trouble, too.