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5 things to know: 8-28-12

By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Today on Bankrate.com, find out what you need to know about private school loans, what to buy in September and more.

1. Costumes, furniture and school supplies are all on sale in September. Learn what other items you can buy for a bargain.

2. Sometimes looking unique doesn't equate to looking good. Check out Bankrate's list of the 10 ugliest cars of 2012.

3. Does your kindergartner need a student loan? Maybe, if you're eyeing a private school.

4. School's back in session, and Bankrate has a list of cars for you to pick from to return to campus in style.

5. The housing market is on its way to recovery -- home prices are rising.

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