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10 Most Valuable Home Improvements

Making your home bigger, or nicer, always makes it worth more. But some projects offer a better return than others.

Beware of Costly Loans Disguised as Holiday Checks

What the financial industry calls “live loan checks” are one of the lowest, sneakiest tactics predatory lenders use to get you hooked on high-interest debt.

CarMax Auto Loans Review

Here’s what you need to know about this heavily promoted policy at CarMax, the used car superstore.

Auto Warranty Expired? GM Still Might Fix it for Free

GM is paying for some out-of-warranty repairs in an effort at owner retention.

3 Roadblocks To Auto Loan Refinancing

It may be possible to substantially lower your monthly payments and reduce the total amount of interest you ultimately pay by refinancing your auto loan, but it’s very hard to do.

Reducing Taxes On A Vacant Land Sale

If you held the property for more than one year, the profit from the sale is generally treated as a long-term gain and taxed at a maximum rate of 15% in 2011.