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Year in review: Table of contents
Mortgage rates and home prices rose in 2006 while a refi boom is anticipated in 2007. Read on
Home equity
Two events that accelerated home equity debt in recent years appear to be fading. Read on
Winners and losers were prominent in 2006 but pricing and financing remains at the mercy of gas prices. Read on
CDs & investing
The stock market rocked between overbought and oversold in 2006, so we asked four experts for a view toward 2007. Read on
Credit cards
Debit cards surpassed credit card use in 2006 as the industry continues to promote new card programs. Read on
Checking & savings
  The landscape was schizophrenic in 2006 but a slow economy could fuel a rates war in 2007. Read on
College financing
Change was the name of the game in 2006 while the biggest push for reform in 2007 will be aimed at college-related debt. Read on
A quiet 2006 produced record profits for insurers but a number of scenarios could trigger a disastrous 2007 with $100 million or more in claims. Read on
Taxpayers cleaned up with new credits last year, but be forewarned: Big Brother will be looking more closely in 2007. Read on
Personal finance calendar
Use Bankrate's new 2007 calendar to remember important dates and plan your personal financial future. Read on

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