James E. McWhinney

James E. McWhinney

James McWhinney has been a professional writer for nearly two decades. He has worked for many of the nation's top mutual fund providers and banks in addition to numerous magazines, websites and other publications. He specializes in financial services and travel.

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  1. Credit & Loans

    4 Steps to Attaining a Mortgage

    It starts with knowing your choices as well as your price range. We show you how to get there.
  2. Credit & Loans

    Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects.
  3. Home & Auto

    The Benefits of Mortgage Repayment

    Buying a home may be the biggest debt you'll ever incur. Learn why you should retire it sooner, rather than later.
  4. Budgeting

    Mortgages: How Much Can You Afford?

    Answering this means number-crunching as well as factoring in other considerations and expenses.
  5. Taxes

    Tax Deductions on Mortgage Interest

    If you're a homeowner, this is one item you want to understand and use on your return.
  6. Credit & Loans

    10 Ways To Improve Your Credit Report

    A good credit rating can make your life simpler in almost every way. Here's how to build up yours – and repair it if times get tough.
  7. Credit & Loans

    What Lenders Look at on Your Credit Report

    What do lenders consider when they look at your credit report? It’s a simple question with a complicated answer.
  8. Options & Futures

    Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative.
  9. Retirement

    Introduction to Social Security

    You've probably contributed to this fund, but will you reap the benefits? Find out here.
  10. Credit & Loans

    Healthcare Credit Cards: Easy but Risky

    Do you need help paying for a medical procedure? Are you struggling with medical copayments? A healthcare credit card can help if you use it wisely.
  11. Retirement

    Change These 5 Habits & Build Up Your Nest Egg

    Saving for retirement is a long-term goal. See if any of these five easy-to-get-into habits are quietly undermining your ability to save for retirement.
  12. Credit & Loans

    How Does a CareCredit Healthcare Credit Card Work?

    Healthcare credit cards can help you handle hefty medical bills. A closer look at CareCredit, the largest card provider, reveals some of the perils, too.
  13. Retirement

    How Much Money Do You Need to Retire at 56?

    Who wouldn't want to retire early and enjoy the good life? The question is, "How much will it cost?" Here's a quick and dirty way to get an answer.
  14. Retirement

    Getting Through the Medicare Part D Maze

    Having trouble sorting through your prescription drug coverage options? Try these solutions to finding the right Medicare Part D option.
  15. Retirement

    No, Social Security Is Not Being Depleted

    There are a number of reasons why concerns over Social Security depletion have emerged, but there are ways you can prepare for it.
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