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Mortgage Relief Scams

Scammers promise to make changes to your mortgage loan or take other steps to save your home, but they don’t deliver. Never pay a company upfront for promises to help you get relief on paying your
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How to save money heating your home this winter

Colleen Tressler
The days are getting cooler — in fact, some parts of the U.S. have already seen snow. Experts report it’s going to be an expensive winter to heat your home, but there are things you can do now to cut
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How To Save Money on Heating and Cooling Your Home

More than half of energy used in a typical home goes toward heating and cooling it, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The more energy efficient your heating, ventilation, and air
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How To Avoid Disaster Recovery Scams

After extreme weather and natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes, you might need to quickly hire someone to help get things back to normal. But don’t hire the first person who
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What To Know When You’re Buying Home Insulation

Regardless of where you live in the country, your home will be more comfortable and energy efficient with the right insulation. Here’s what you need to know when you’re choosing insulation. Insulation
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Behind on your rent and worried about eviction?

Sana Chriss
Lots of people are having difficulty paying their rent due to the pandemic. But today, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released an eviction moratorium order. It protects people from being
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Free winter weather emergency tips from the FTC

Colleen Tressler
Winter this year is turning out to have its own set of weather-related emergencies — and right now, all in the midst of a pandemic. Lots of us are really ready for the winter of 2021 to be over. But
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Coronavirus relief continues for housing and student loans

Emily Wu
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, so does its financial impact. For people who need help with rent or mortgage payments, or have student loans, there may be some good news about the federal