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Weekly newsletter: April 30, 2015

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HELOC vs. cash-out refinance for card debt repayment
You have a pile of credit card debt that you want to get rid of, and your home equity is just sitting there. It's available and will ease your pay-off pain, so why not use it, right?  More...
Synthetic identity theft crimes growing fast, targeting kids
Synthetic identity theft is growing fast, and victims may be children or others who don't use credit, so they're unaware of the crime for years. More...
6 tips for talking to your adult kids about your finances
At some point, parents close to or in retirement must talk with their adult children about finances. Financial experts say it's a tough talk, but crucial. More...
‘To Her Credit’ by Sally Herigstad
401(k) accounts generally free from collection
After husband runs up $30,000 on his wife's card, can her 401(k) can be tapped for repayment? More...
Credit Wise by Kevin Weeks
For sudden debt at age 75, the strategy's different
At age 75, with an unexpected $45,000 in post-divorce credit card debt, the repayment strategies become different. More...
‘Cashing In’ by Tony Mecia
Transferring reward points to airlines often yields great value
For credit card rewards programs that allow you to either buy flights through their portals or transfer points to airlines, the latter is often faster. More...
Rate Report
Young adults more likely to switch banks
Friendly bank tellers can help with all your banking needs, but  many consumers -- especially young adults -- prefer more mobile banking options, according to a new survey. More...
The right age for a piggy bank
Toy stores are full of specially designed piggy banks promising to teach kids how to save. According to a new study, however, parents may want to hold off on purchasing one until their kids are old enough to benefit.  More...
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