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Attitudes about money
Avoiding ATM fees
Back-to-school costs - how to prepare
Bankruptcy (problems filers face, cost to consumers, how to avoid, alternatives)
Bill payment electronically
Business financing issues
Car buying
Check-cashing outlets/cash advance
Checking accounts
Children (teaching them about money, financial planning before having a baby)
Christmas club accounts
College financing
College students' money needs/credit use
Cosigners on loans (risks/issues)
Credit card use/scams
Credit counseling to avoid/get out of debt
Credit reports (building good ratings, correcting errors, how they influence your purchasing)
Credit unions (advantages, differences)
Debt (avoiding it, consolidation, getting out)
Direct deposit (how it works)
Elderly (special financial needs)
Electronic transactions
Emergency cash needs
Financial planning
Gambling (its effects on families and their finances)
Holiday spending (how to stick to a plan)
Home banking
Home buying/financing
Home equity (what to consider)
Identity theft (protect yourself against, what to do if yours is stolen)
Job loss & keeping a family afloat financially
Leasing (pros and cons)
Loans (understanding interest rates, auto, mortgage, home equity, personal, college, etc.)
Mortgages (first-time buying, tips)
Online transactions
Payday loans (the risks and alternatives)
Refinancing a mortgage or other loan
Retirement planning
Saving money
  - Savings accounts, account options
  - By careful planning and budgeting
  - Through lower fees on financial services
  - For special needs (retirement, college, starting a family, etc.)
Service contracts (pros/cons)
Scams (the latest and how to avoid them)
Terrorism (monitoring persons, blocking/reporting funds)
Used cars (how to evaluate or finance)
Utility bill payment/keeping costs down
Women's special financial needs
Zero percent financing (hidden costs, pitfalls)


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