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State sales-tax holidays for back-to-school

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

A sales-tax holiday can save families a few bucks if they follow all the rules.

Video: What you need to know about closing costs

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

When searching for a mortgage, you can control what you pay in closing costs.  Find out how.

Can I retire mortgage-free in 5 years?

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

You've worked hard for your retirement. Here's a strategy to be mortgage-free by then.

Mortgage closing costs: State-by-state map

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

Want to know your state's average closing costs? Use this map to find out.

Mortgage closing costs: See how states rank

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

Mortgage fees vary. See a detailed itemization of average costs by state.

The 5 most expensive states to close on a home

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

No one's going to avoid Hawaii for high closing costs. But what about the other states?

5 least expensive states to close on a home

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

Ohio had the lowest closing costs in Bankrate's survey. Is your state one of the cheapest?

As closing costs drop, you'd better shop around

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

Want to reduce your mortgage closing costs? Get multiple offers and compare them.

Tyler Perry's Atlanta mansion for sale

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

Want to throw the hugest "Family Reunion" ever? This home has over 34,000 square feet of living space.

Do you get life insurance cash when you quit?

Bankrate.com, Mon, 03 Aug 2015

Don't count on a lovely parting gift from your life insurance when you change jobs.

What to know about personal lines of credit

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Personal lines of credit can be a source of quick funds, but they have a few drawbacks.

Basics of financing a home improvement project

Bankrate.com, Mon, 10 Aug 2015

It's fun to fantasize about a home project, but how will you pay for it?

Make sure a car dealer isn't a lemon

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Do you get hives thinking of car shopping? Find out which dealers are consumer-friendly.

Is there a tax break for losing money on a home?

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

If you sell your home at a big loss, will the IRS be as unkind as the market?

9 ways to pay for home improvements

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

It's fun to imagine how you'll use a new space in your home, but how will you pay for it?

How much for this retirement hot spot?

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Ever wondered what it costs to live by a beach or a golf course? Here's what to expect.

Video: What you need to know about paying bills

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Research shows the way you pay bills can be directly related to your happiness.

Video: What you need to know about home equity

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Need to pay for a big expense? Learn how you can use your home equity to pay for it.

Get these 5 gorgeous bathrooms on a budget

Bankrate.com, Thu, 20 Aug 2015

Want to renovate your bathroom? Steal ideas (and get cost estimates) from these real-life stunners.

Get these 5 killer kitchens for less

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

These luxe kitchens might inspire you to create your own chef's dream.