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  1. Should you apply for an FHA loan?
    Credit & Loans

    Top Reasons To Apply For An FHA Loan

    When is it a good idea to apply for a Federal Housing Administration loan?
  2. A smaller salary may be sufficient in an area with a lower cost of living; however, if your move takes you to an expensive city, you’re probably going to need a better benefits and salary package.
    Budgeting

    Know Cost Of Living B4 Taking A Relocation Package

    Is that promotion or new job worth taking? Before accepting the salary and relocation package, calculate what it really costs to live in that new area.
  3. Credit & Loans

    Does my debt-to-income (DTI) ratio affect my credit score?

    Though closely related, your debt-to-income ratio doesn't affect your credit score as directly as you might think.
  4. Taxes

    What are the advantages of paying your taxes with the Electronic ...

    The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) is a free tax payment service offered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to help individual and business taxpayers pay their federal taxes electronically. ...
  5. Taxes

    Why is there a cap on the Federal Insurance Contribution ...

    Find out the history behind the the controversial FICA cap on wages.
  6. Taxes

    What are the dangers of using the Electronic Federal Tax ...

    The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) is a convenient way to file your taxes, but you need to be aware of some of the scams that sometimes plague the system.
  7. Credit & Loans

    How do I lower my debt-to-income (DTI) ratio?

    A debt-to-income ratio is a personal finance measure that compares the amount of debt you have to your overall income. Lenders use the debt-to-income ratio as a way to measure your ability to manage the ...
  8. Investing Basics

    How do you buy Bitcoins?

    Many people have heard of this virtual cryptocurrency, but few know all the ways you can purchase Bitcoin.
  9. Credit & Loans

    What counts as "debts" and "income" when calculating my ...

    It's important to know your debt-to-income ratio because it's the figure lenders use to measure your ability to repay the money you have borrowed.
  10. Retirement

    Will I pay taxes on my Social Security payouts?

    Find out if you're one of the people who has to pay federal income taxes on the Social Security benefit you receive.
  11. Home & Auto

    How does my debt-to-income (DTI) ratio affect my ability ...

    Find out how much your debt-to-income ratio affects your ability to get a good mortgage rate when buying a home.
  12. Retirement

    At what age will I be eligible for the maximum Social Security ...

    The year you choose for collecting your social security will play a large part in determining how much money you'll receive each month.
  13. Investing Basics

    What are the best ways to invest in mortgage-backed securities ...

    Find out how you can start investing in real estate through mortgage-backed securities.
  14. Home & Auto

    Can I buy a house directly from Fannie Mae (FNMA)?

    Yes; you can buy homes directly from Fannie Mae. Fannie Mae (the Federal National Mortgage Association, or FNMA) is a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) established in 1938 to expand the flow of mortgage ...
  15. Credit & Loans

    How To Keep Debt Low

    Here's a breakdown of how you can stay out of debt or keep your debt low.
  16. Home & Auto

    On average, what can I expect my private mortgage insurance ...

    Learn the several factors that come into play when insurance companies determine the private mortgage insurance rate for your loan.
  17. Home & Auto

    Why do I need to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI)?

    The extra interest payments caused by private mortgage insurance may seem excessive, but there's a good reason lenders need to insure themselves on some mortgage loans.
  18. Credit & Loans

    What's considered to be a good debt-to-income (DTI) ratio?

    Your debt-to-income ratio helps lenders determine your credit worthiness. Find out how to calculate your score and whether or not you need to improve the results.
  19. Home & Auto

    How does Fannie Mae (FNMA) make money?

    Fannie Mae is a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) established in 1938 to expand the flow of mortgage money by creating a secondary mortgage market.
  20. Here's how real estate commissions on home sales really work.
    Home & Auto

    How Do Real Estate Agents Get Paid?

    Here's how real estate commissions on home sales really work. And, yes, they're negotiable.
  21. Nearly half of all home buyers will first look online for properties, and 92% of home buyers will use the Internet at some point during their home search.
    Home & Auto

    Top Websites For Home Sales

    Online real estate sites can save you time and effort in finding your next home. Our guide will help you choose the best one for you.
  22. Take these 5 steps to getting the lowest possible rate for your mortgage. Small percentage differences can mean big savings down the line.
    Credit & Loans

    How To Shop For Mortgage Rates

    Take these 5 steps to getting the lowest possible rate for your mortgage. Small percentage differences can mean big savings down the line.
  23. Research shows a big disconnect between how many Americans dream of travel during retirement and who saves enough to fund those trips. Don't miss out!
    Retirement

    Retirement Travel: Good And Good For You

    Research shows a big disconnect between how many Americans dream of travel during retirement and who saves enough to fund those trips. Don't miss out!
  24. Most people don't have the time, expertise or motivation to go it alone and finding a good real estate agent becomes essential to enjoying a smooth real estate transaction.
    Home & Auto

    How To Find The Best Real Estate Agent

    Most people don't have the time, expertise or motivation to go it alone and finding a good real estate agent becomes essential to enjoying a smooth real estate transaction.
  25. The best apps for creating your personalized budget.
    Budgeting

    Apps to Help You Budget

    Ever wonder where your money goes? You're not alone. Many people have a passive approach to personal finances, which can lead to an endless cycle of earn it, spend it, wonder-where-it-went.
  26. Options & Futures

    What's the difference between binary options and day trading? ...

    Binary options and day trading are both ways to make (or lose) money in the financial markets, but they are different animals.
  27. Retirement

    What's the difference between an individual retirement account ...

    Both IRAs and annuities are helpful retirement savings tools, but there have distinct difference you need to be aware of before investing your money into either one.
  28. Retirement

    What's the difference between an individual retirement account ...

    Both individual retirement accounts (IRA) and certificates of deposit (CD) are useful savings instruments, but they have distinct rules that make them better suited for particular situations.
  29. Home & Auto

    What are the different types of private mortgage insurance ...

    Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is an insurance policy that protects lenders from the risk of default and foreclosure, and allows buyers who cannot make a significant down payment (or those who choose ...
  30. Home & Auto

    What's the difference between private mortgage insurance ...

    Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is an insurance policy used in conventional loans that protects lenders from the risk of default and foreclosure, and allows buyers who cannot make a significant down payment ...
  31. Retirement

    Why is Social Security running out of money?

    Find out why you may not have Social Security benefits available to you when it's time to retire.
  32. Home & Auto

    How can I avoid paying private mortgage insurance (PMI)?

    Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is an insurance policy that protects lenders from the risk of default and foreclosure, and allows buyers who cannot make a significant down payment (or those who choose ...
  33. Taxes

    What's the difference between IRS Forms 1040EZ and 1040A? ...

    Two of the forms used for filing individual federal income tax returns are IRS Form 1040A and IRS Form 1040EZ (the third is IRS Form 1040, the most complex of the three). Anyone can file Form 1040; however, ...
  34. Insurance

    Can my spouse and children collect my Social Security when ...

    Under survivor benefits, Social Security provides income for the families of workers who die. If you die, certain family members may be eligible for survivors benefits.
  35. Investing Basics

    Why is return on investment (ROI) a bad measure for calculating ...

    Return on investment (ROI) is a useful valuation tool, but it lacks meaning for long-term investments.
  36. Investing Basics

    What factors go into calculating social return on investment ...

    Find out how investors and companies are calculating the social return on investment (SROI), which evaluates both the financial and social impact.
  37. Investing Basics

    How do I calculate the P/E ratio of a company?

    Find out how to calculate this common valuation ratio and what the results can tell you about a company's performance.
  38. Investing Basics

    How can the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio mislead investors?

    A low P/E ratio doesn't automatically mean a stock is undervalued, just like a high P/E ratio doesn't necessarily mean it is overvalued.
  39. Investing Basics

    How can return on investment (ROI) calculations be manipulated? ...

    Check out an example of how the return on investment (ROI) for similar investments can vary greatly, depending on how the value is calculated.
  40. Before youstart working with a real estate agent – especially if you're the one paying the agent's commission – make sure you've made the right choice .
    Home & Auto

    6 Questions For Your Realtor

    Before you start working with a real estate agent – especially if you're the one paying the agent's commission – make sure you've made the right choice.
  41. Investing Basics

    Is there value in comparing companies from different sectors ...

    Find out why using the debt-to-equity ratio for reviewing companies doesn't always make for an apples-to-apples comparison.
  42. Investing Basics

    What is the formula for calculating earnings per share (EPS)? ...

    Learn why earnings per share (EPS) is often considered to be one of the most important variables in determining a stock’s value.
  43. Investing Basics

    How do interest rates affect the weighted average cost of ...

    The interest rate is one of many external factors that can change the inputs in the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) calculation.
  44. Investing Basics

    What is considered a high debt-to-equity ratio and what ...

    Learn how to make sense of the debt-to-equity numbers of a company when looking for good investment opportunities.
  45. Investing Basics

    What are the best uses for trailing EPS, current EPS and ...

    The earnings per share (EPS) indicator has three basic types that can alert you to past, present and future health of a company.
  46. Investing Basics

    How can the current ratio be misinterpreted by investors?

    Statistics can be misleading, and numbers on the balance sheet are no exception. Find out how the current ratio can confuse your investment analysis.
  47. Investing Basics

    What is the formula for calculating weighted average cost ...

    Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is the average after-tax cost of a company’s various capital sources, including common stock, preferred stock, bonds and any other long-term debt. A company ...
  48. Investing Basics

    What's the difference between weighted average cost of capital ...

    Both weighted average cost of capital (WACC) and internal rate of return (IRR) are great measures for assessing value, but there are fundamental difference you need to know.
  49. Investing Basics

    What are the main differences between the current ratio ...

    Find out how the quick ratio and the current ratio can offer different views on a company's ability to pay off liabilities.
  50. Investing Basics

    Why is earnings per share (EPS) also known as “The Bottom ...

    "The bottom line" is a cliche is many aspects, but in finance the expression usually refers to a specific financial calculation: earnings per share (EPS).
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