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COLUMN | A new guide helps potential home buyers determine how much mortgage they can afford.

Longer life spans than men’s and a lack of financial literacy are among challenges sapping their confidence.

Starting Oct. 3, home buyers will get standardized disclosure forms and have three days to review their loans before closing.



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Six money milestones to hit while you’re in your 30s

Time to think beyond the house and the 401(k).

A lot of people have figured out the easiest way to lower their student loan payments

But they're missing a critical deadline to stay in the government's program.

How to buy a car by e-mail

Here are a few steps to help you find the best deal before you set foot on the lot.

Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.

We look at a change in credit cards, the Color of Money Question of the Week, preview today's live chat and more.

Survey of more than 30,000 college graduates suggests that relationships made in college matter most.

The number of people who fail to pay their federal student loans within three years of leaving college is down, signaling that the government's generous repayment plans are taking off.

Retailers face a deadline Thursday for updating their registers to accept new, and more secure credit cards.

At least 87 U.S. colleges make first-year students live on campus, citing engagement benefits, but at a price.

One in four of the more than 41 million people with student loans is in default or struggling to make payments, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says.

Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin said it is time for student loan servicers to take responsibility for people falling behind or defaulting on their loans.

Thousands of Hispanic and African-American borrowers received higher markups on auto loans regardless of their creditworthiness, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Monday.

Just saying “no” to buying anything misses out on the best way to make intelligent financial decisions.

Making a difference requires real commitment — not just of money, but of time and talents, too.

Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.

A reader asks whether it’s a good idea to move closer to the kids and take on mortgage.

What to know about taxes and banking and more before you head off to live in a hut in paradise

Don’t panic! Here’s a plan to help you catch up: Save more, cut costs and find a way to work longer.

Even small amounts saved early and often can build into a much more comfortable retirement later on

Post columnist Michelle Singletary offers her advice and answers your questions.

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