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5 things to know: 5-8-12

By Dan Miranda · Bankrate.com
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Posted: 12 pm ET

The host of a long-running game show who is constantly at odds with Sean Connery,  and whose considerations of retirement make fans everywhere rather sad. Who is Alex Trebek? This and more, today on Bankrate.com.

1. You might want to grab a potent potable for this one: Alex Trebek of "Jeopardy!" fame might be retiring pretty soon.

2. Neither Carl Weathers, Jesse "The Body" Ventura nor Arnold Schwarzenegger can save you against the formidable creditor predators. But Bankrate's bulging muscles are more than a match.

3. Should banks be let off the hook for filing fraudulent documents? Industry groups and Florida courts say we need to do this for the economy's sake.

4. You know who's expecting gifts and brunch this weekend? Your MOM! Read this guide before you shop to ensure it's not just the thought that counts.

5. How exciting! You've finally saved enough money to buy a home. This is a day for the books, and all your friends and family must be so happy for you. But wait, have you considered all of these costs that come with the property? Allow Bankrate to rain on your parade.

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