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5 things to know: 8-22-12

By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Posted: 10 am ET

It's "hump day," and we have your midweek money musings ready, here on Bankrate.com.

1. Is your splurging out of control? Ask yourself this and other questions to keep overspending in check.

2. You may not have the wealth of a 1-percenter, but you can learn how to invest like one.

3. Don't let your family fall victim to an inheritance feud after you kick the bucket.

4. EMV chip cards are spreading like wildfire. Learn which credit card issuer now offers this cutting-edge technology.

5. Rule changes to the short sale process are forthcoming. Find out what the Federal Housing Finance Agency is doing to further help troubled homeowners.

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