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  1. MGIC Reported Q4 Earnings Jump of 40.3% (MTG)

    Overcoming low interest rates during the second half of 2016, MGIC released Q4 earnings of $107.52M, which trumped last year's ...
  2. Excess of Line Reinsurance

    Excess of line reinsurance is a type of reinsurance policy offered by companies that are not registered to do business directly ...
  3. How to Find the Right Car Insurance

    Finding the right car insurance can be difficult. However with these strategies, you can get the most for your money, protect ...
  4. 7 Habits That Can Lead to Future Wealth

    Getting rich is like getting fit. To achieve your goals, you must develop healthy long term habits. Here are 7 habits that ...
  5. You May Need More Life Insurance Than You Think

    It often seems like the people that don't buy life insurance are the ones who actually need it most.
  6. What's More Important for Parents Than a 529 Plan?

    When it comes to parenthood, there are three things that are more important than a 529 account.
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  1. 15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgages: A Comparison

    Many buyers default to the 30-year mortgage simply because it's the norm. Before you sign, consider all the arguments for ...
  2. When to Consider Paying Off Your Mortgage

    Consider four scenarios where it could make sense to pay off your mortgage early.
  3. A Wealth Building Strategy You Never Hear About

    While 30-year loans dominate the mortgage market, the 15-year loan holds far more power to diminish your debt and ultimately ...
  4. How to Create a Plan to Deal with College Debt

    The worst thing to do with college debt is to ignore it. The best way to start tackling it is with a clear roadmap to financial ...
  5. What to Consider When You Finance a Home

    These are the many factors that need to be considered when obtaining financing for a home.
  6. Top 10 Cities for Early Retirees

    If you are looking to take an early retirement, find a place where it's easiest to significantly reduce your cost of living. ...
  1. What Will Happen to Your Clients When You Retire?

    Here's why retiring advisors shouldn't overlook having a plan in place for clients.
  2. The Ultimate Working From Home Guide

    By 2020, half of the workforce may not go into the office. If you want to be ahead of the curve, check out our complete guide ...
  3. Martha Stewart Against Blue Apron (AMZN, TSN)

    Martha Stewart's recipes and Amazon's logistics could ruin Blue Apron's sauce.
  4. Wharton Ties with Harvard as Best Business School

    Stanford GSB drops two places, MIT Sloan moves up.
  5. SEC Denies Winklevoss Bid to Launch Bitcoin ETFs in Surprise Upset

    The Bitcoin world was stunned by the SEC's decision not to approve the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF.
  6. 3 Shark Tank Failures That Made Millions

    Learn how some of the most successful companies rejected on the TV show "Shark Tank" left the show with no funding and still ...
  1. RMD Strategies: How to Avoid Drawing Down Money

    Required minimum distributions are a part of life for 401 (K) or individual retirement account holders once they hit 70.5. ...
  2. How to Make the Most of Your RMDs

    Approaching the age at which you must start taking RMDs? If you don't need the funds now, here are some sound strategies ...
  3. IRS Allows Mortgage Deduction for Unwed Couples

    Single taxpayers who co-own one or more of their homes with another person can now each claim a deduction for the mortgage ...
  4. Are Student Loans Tax-Deductible?

    Learn how and when to deduct the interest on student loan payments, which allows individuals to reduce their taxable income ...
  5. Bankruptcy

    A legal proceeding involving a person or business that is unable to repay outstanding debts. The bankruptcy process begins ...
  6. Are student loans dischargeable after bankruptcy?

    In limited cases of bankruptcy, the courts may discharge a filer's partial or full student loan debt.
  1. Homeowners Association Fee - HOA Fee

    An amount of money that must be paid monthly by owners of certain types of residential property to an organization that assists ...
  2. First-Time Homebuyer's Guide

    Buying a home for the first time can seem daunting. Learn the buying process & what to watch out for in order to be a ...
  3. What’s Up with Mortgage Applications

    Mortgage applications have been up and down in recent weeks, despite some slight declines in mortgage rates.
  4. Is it Time to Get a HELOC?

    With home values rising, more Americans are taking advantage of their increasing equity by taking out home equity lines of ...
  5. Right Of Rescission

    A right under federal law set forth by the Truth in Lending Act that gives a borrower the right to cancel a home equity loan ...
  6. The Best Family Neighborhoods in Chicago

    Which are the best family neighborhoods in Chicago? Here are five to explore.
  1. Ultra-Safe Cars Can Cost More to Insure

    Insurance premiums on cars with advanced safety systems are going up, not down, because all that fancy equipment is pricey ...
  2. 5 Apps to Help You Track Your Finances

    Five financial apps that will help you keep tabs on your money.
  3. 5 Ways to Improve Your Finances Throughout Life

    Use these five themes to improve your financial life.
  4. The Cost of Raising a Child in America

    Having a family can be an expensive proposition, but couples who know the numbers can strategize to lower the costs.
  5. How to Create a Plan to Deal with College Debt

    The worst thing to do with college debt is to ignore it. The best way to start tackling it is with a clear roadmap to financial ...
  6. The Top Secrets to Building Wealth

    Making savings automatic and regular is instrumental when it comes to building wealth. Mindful spending is also helpful if ...
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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