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New homebuyers? Take a trip to MortgageTown

Owning a home may be the American drea m, but for some consumers, securing and maintain a mortgage can become a nightmare. NCL’s MortgageTown project provides a consumer-friendly guide to financing the purchase of a new home.

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Spot foreclosure rescue scams

If you’re at risk of losing your home, check out anyone offering to help because they might really be offering new problems.

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Debit cards: Know how to use them

Debit cards are convenient and safer to carry than cash, and they're more widely accepted by merchants these days than personal checks. But just because they look and feel like a credit card doesn't mean they work exactly like one, and not understanding the differences could cost you.

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