Savvy Consumer: Financial housekeeping includes cleaning up your credit report

Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Personal bankruptcies and consumer debt levels are down, so now is a good time to clear up any problems.

New rules on reverse mortgage designed to make loans safer for elderly

Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

By requiring both spouses to have their name on the mortgage and improving underwriting standards, HUD hopes to see fewer foreclosures and evictions.

New system generates thousands of bills for small toll road charges

| |Friday, Jul. 18, 2014

The NTTA sent out half a million bills for small toll road charged since 2012, providing more incentive for drivers to sign up for a toll tag.

A step-by-step guide to cleaning out the family house

Friday, Jul. 11, 2014

The task can be daunting, but getting family members involved and using a clean-out service can make the task of cleaning out your parent’s home manageable.

Why long-term-care insurance makes sense for many

| |Friday, Jul. 04, 2014

Unless you have more than $5 million in assets or plan to qualify for Medicaid, long-term-care insurance is worth considering, financial planners say.

Savvy Consumer: Don’t take ID thieves on vacation

Friday, Jun. 27, 2014

Leave your Social Security card at home, use credit not debit cards, and be cautious about phone use in public while traveling.

All-Natural? Hardly. Food labels often mislead consumers, study says

| |Friday, Jun. 20, 2014

A study by a University of Houston professor shows consumers often lack the knowledge to understand the meaning of food labeling information.

‘Green’ power doesn’t have hefty price tag

| |Saturday, Jun. 07, 2014

Dozens of renewable electricity plans are available in North Texas.

Texas ranks high for access to data on assisted living facilities

| |Friday, May. 30, 2014

In a recent survey by A Place for Mom, Texas ranked 9th in the nation for its online searchable database of licensing and regulatory data on assisted living facilities.

Ways to save money on your summer vacation

Monday, May. 26, 2014

With some planning, you can find lots of ideas, coupons and deals for a summer getaway.



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