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5 things to know: 8-07-12

By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Learn the different mortgage payment methods and how to tighten your grip on your wallet, today on Bankrate.com.

1. Are you splurging when you should be saving? Don't worry, we can help you identify the enticing deals that may be draining your wallet.

2. Financial education is important, especially in today's hemorrhaging economy. Should your kids be learning about personal finance while on the playground?

3. There are four different ways to make a mortgage payment. Which is best for you?

4. Before you consolidate your student loans, there are a few things you need to know first.

5. Employers added more jobs in July than in June. What does that mean for mortgage rates?

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