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About to Tap Your 401K for a Loan? Six Reasons to Think Again

December 2014 Today over 25% of people who have a 401K retirement savings plan have borrowed from these funds. In fact, 401K loans have surged by 37% in just 8 years and in 2011 represented nearly...

Amid the Holiday Rush, Don't Forget These Year-End Financial Tips

It's the end of the year and while many thoughts turn to holiday celebrations and shopping, don't forget that you should perform an end-of-the-year review of your finances. Here are some tips that can save...

Digital Wallets: Apple Pay Joins the Crowded Field

Digital wallets have recently been in the news with the launch of Apple Pay. Digital wallets in one form or another have been around for several years. Apple Pay joins other wallets such as Google...

From Guacamole to Gas: Really Useful Websites

I often browse financial and consumer-related websites and have found that by clicking through these websites (and the additional info links that they offer), one comes across a lot of useful and/or fun websites. (A...

It’s Time to Review Your Health Insurance Coverage

November 2014 Whether you have health insurance through your employer, through a health exchange, or through Medicare, you have an opportunity to review and make changes to your health care coverage during November and December. No...

So You're Young and Unemployed. What Should You Do?

I recall my first job out of college. I was young, eager, and the economy was booming. Then the recession hit. My friends started to lose their jobs and months later I lost mine. The company...

Time Travel: How About Retiring?

Wait a minute... You're young! Why should you think about retirement already? Well, wouldn't you—at some point—like to be finished with work or school and do what you want, when you want, and have the money...

Is the Time Right to Refinance Your Home Mortgage?

October 2014 During the last two years, average home values have continued to rise across the United States. In many areas, existing homes have regained at least half of the value lost after the real estate...

What Do You Need to Know About Data Breaches?

Did you know that there have been over 200 reports of data breaches so far in 2014? Yet most of these did not make the headlines. The number of records affected in each of these...

Consumer Guides

Mortgage Guide

Mortgage Guide

A home is the biggest investment most people make. The StraightTalk Mortgage  Guide will help you understand the process of financing your  home. Whether or not you consider a mortgage with us, read this guide!

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RV Guide

RV Guide

A home on wheels! Who needs hotels? Who needs restaurants?  The StraightTalk RV Guide helps you find the right RV at the right price.

 

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Car Buying Guide

Car Buying Guide

Did you know a dealer or online auto service can sell or lease you a new  set of wheels for exactly what the dealer paid the manufacturer and  still make $500 to $1,500 on just the car itself?  Read on to find out more.

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Home Buying Guide

Home Buying Guide

Home ownership is a huge financial step.  The StraightTalk Home Buying Guide can help you plan for the total process whether you are a first time home buyer or a veteran.

 

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Boat Guide

Boat Guide

If you’ve ever gunned the engine of any watercraft, whether it’s a ten-foot dingy or a thirty-foot cruiser, you know how exhilarating boating can be.  This guide will show you how to purchase one!

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Privacy Rights

Privacy Rights

Every worry about identity theft?  Worry about the dangers of the web? Mind if I read your private emails or browse  through your medical records? This section takes you into the scary  world of privacy and identity theft.

 

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Fifty Plus Guide

Fifty Plus Guide

This guide is filled with resources for adults as they pass fifty and look forward to enjoying their "empty nest" and retirement years.

 

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Remar's Report

Remar's Report

Remar Sutton has been a leading consumer advocate in America for over twenty-five years, and is your independent consumer spokesperson.

 

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Gen Y with Will

Gen Y with Will

Will deHoo has been a leading consumer advocate for young people in America since 2003 and is the person responsible for the excellent “FoolProof” financial education program.

 

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Drew's News

Drew's News

Twice a month, Drew Guthrie will bring breaking news directly to you on this StraightTalk website.

 

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