5 Myths About College Financial Aid


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5 Myths About College Financial Aid

We look at the facts regarding why even students from wealthy families should fill out the FAFSA, the odds of getting a full-ride scholarship, and more.

S&P to pay $1.37 bn in mortgage bond cases: sources

Standard & Poor's is expected to agree within days to pay $1.37 billion to settle lawsuits over its rosy grading of mortgage bonds in the financial crisis, sources told AFP Wednesday. Investors lost billions of dollars on the securities when the housing market crashed and showed that large numbers of the mortgages were highly risky "sub-prime" deals that quickly fell into default.

Irs Paid $5.8 Billion In Fraudulent Refunds, Identity Theft Efforts Need Work

The Government Accountability Office rates IRS identity theft refund fraud efforts as needing improvement.

Top Money Tips for the Ladies

Personal finance author Barbara Stanny, author of "Sacred Success," says women, herself included, often earn less money than they could be. Manisha Thakor, co-author of "On My Own Two Feet," says women often make the mistake of keeping money secrets early on in relationships, such as hiding credit card debt or an overspending problem.

Insurer Anthem offers layers of identity theft protection

INDIANAPOLIS Anthem Inc. is offering several levels of free identity theft protection to current and former customers after hackers broke into a database storing information for about 80 million people.

The Top 4 Reasons to File Taxes Early

Be ahead of the game — to gain access to owed funds, avoid fraud and reduce errors.

At a glance: 4 steps that help guard against identity theft

The average person can take several basic steps to guard against identity theft both inside and outside the health care world. Here's a sample of what experts advise:

The 'Dirty Dozen' Tax Scams to Avoid

Fake emails or phishing schemes, identity theft and tax return preparer fraud followed close behind. "The level of sophistication gets a little better every year," says Paul Gevertzman, a tax partner in accounting firm Anchin, Block & Anchin.

Account Xpress review

Monitor your transactions for your credit cards and checking accounts

U.S. mortgage applications surge; 30-year rate below 4 percent: MBA

NEW YORK – Applications for U.S. home mortgages surged by the most in more than six years last week as 30-year mortgage rates dropped below 4 percent for the first time since May 2013 on the back of falling U.S. government bond yields, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.