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5 things to know: 9-6-12

By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Posted: 11 am ET

Learn how to raise cash, hike your credit score and more, today on Bankrate.com.

1. Student loan borrowers often face the same dilemma as homeowners: Should they get an adjustable- or fixed-rate loan?

2. Looking to buy your dream home? Take a first-time homebuyer's class and deal with those unpaid debts.

3. Excavate those unused gift cards from your purse bottom and turn them into cash.

4. Price should be your last concern when shopping for insurance.

5. The Isis Mobile Wallet debut is forthcoming. What does the Google Wallet contender have in store?

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