Credit & Loans

  1. Condo Complications: The Issues Behind Ownership

    Condo Complications: The Issues Behind Ownership

    Being a "condo person" is just one of the issues you'll have to examine when deciding if a condo is right for you.
  2. Homebuyers' Walkthrough

    Homebuyers' Walkthrough

    Everything you need to know about purchasing a home.
  3. The Disposable Society: An Expensive Place To Live

    The Disposable Society: An Expensive Place To Live

    Resisting the trend toward consumption will boost your bottom line and bolster the environment.
  4. Should You Pay In Cash?

    Should You Pay In Cash?

    Avoiding all forms of plastic payment can do wonders for your stress level and pocket book.
  5. How To Get Gift Cards At A Discount

    How To Get Gift Cards At A Discount

    Use these tips whether you're buying someone a gift or just want to score a discount at your favorite stores.
  6. Check Your Credit Report

    Check Your Credit Report

    Make sure there are no errors holding you back from obtaining a loan.
  7. The Complete Guide To Vacation Properties

    The Complete Guide To Vacation Properties

    A step by step look at everything you need to know about purchasing vacation properties.
  8. Understanding Property Deeds

    Understanding Property Deeds

    We help you figure out the terminology and types of deeds, and how to make it legal.
  9. 5 Common Budgeting Mistakes When Buying A Home

    5 Common Budgeting Mistakes When Buying A Home

    Remember to research thoroughly and look for a contingency plan before buying your first home.
  10. Avoid The Prepaid Tax Refund Debit Cards

    Avoid The Prepaid Tax Refund Debit Cards

    Here are reasons why you shouldn't get a prepaid card from TurboTax, Jackson Hewitt, TaxAct or H&R Block.
  11. Has The CARD Act Helped Or Harmed The Consumer?

    Has The CARD Act Helped Or Harmed The Consumer?

    It's been two years since the CARD act was implemented. Here are the results.
  12. Homeowners, Beware These Scams!

    Homeowners, Beware These Scams!

    If you're in a pinch for money, you're the prime target for con artists and thieves.
  13. Good Debt Vs. Bad Debt

    Good Debt Vs. Bad Debt

    Is there really such a thing as good debt and bad debt? Read on to find out.
  14. Credit Scores And Your Mortgage Payment: It Matters

    Credit Scores And Your Mortgage Payment: It Matters

    Your credit score can have a huge impact on your mortgage payments. Here are some reasons why.
  15. Golden Opportunity For Real Estate Investors

    Golden Opportunity For Real Estate Investors

    There's a pilot program in the works to have more rental properties. Read on to see how you can get in on it.
  16. The Complete Guide To Real Estate Renting

    The Complete Guide To Real Estate Renting

    Everything you need to know about renting property.
  17. What Debt Collectors Can And Cannot Do

    What Debt Collectors Can And Cannot Do

    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act now regulates the actions and behaviors of debt collectors in order to protect you. ...
  18. Options For When You Can No Longer Afford Your Car

    Options For When You Can No Longer Afford Your Car

    If you have more car than you can afford, here are four ways to deal with this "debt on wheels."
  19. What Happens When You Can't Pay Your Taxes?

    What Happens When You Can't Pay Your Taxes?

    Don't try to run from the tax man. Here are some tips that can help you out.
  20. 3 Things For Couples To Consider Before Buying A House

    3 Things For Couples To Consider Before Buying A House

    Couples have certain advantages over individuals when it comes this purchase. Be sure to look at your future home as an investment. ...
  21. Should I pay my mortgage with my credit card to earn credit card rewards?

    Should I pay my mortgage with my credit card to earn credit card rewards?

    Paying a large, recurring bill with a credit card certainly sounds like a smart way to maximize the points, cash back or ...
  22. Insuring A Credit Card Against Job Loss

    Insuring A Credit Card Against Job Loss

    Involuntary unemployment credit card insurance may help if you're laid off, but it may just help your credit card company. ...
  23. How Many Months Of Taxes Do You Need In An Escrow Account?

    How Many Months Of Taxes Do You Need In An Escrow Account?

    Discvover how many months of taxes you need in an escrow account, and how you'll need to fund the account at closing.
  24. Additional Streams Of Income For Seniors

    Additional Streams Of Income For Seniors

    Find out how a reverse mortgage can work in your favor during retirement.
  25. Why The Credit Score You Buy Differs From The Lender Score

    Why The Credit Score You Buy Differs From The Lender Score

    It takes many people by surprise when they purchase credit scores and find the lender's credit score disclosure does not ...
  26. When Paying Down Debt Doesn't Make Sense

    When Paying Down Debt Doesn't Make Sense

    Learn how to know when you should pay off a debt or add to your savings.
  27. A 1099 Crash Course For 2012

    A 1099 Crash Course For 2012

    Learn about the new 1099 requirements and how these changes will affect your online transactions.
  28. Why Athletes Go Broke

    Why Athletes Go Broke

    We look at famous athletes that went bust, and see what we can learn from their mistakes.
  29. Surprising Credit Card Benefits

    Surprising Credit Card Benefits

    If you didn't read the fine print, you could be missing out on these free credit card benefits.
  30. Creative Ways To Overcome Student Debt

    Creative Ways To Overcome Student Debt

    There's many available student debt repayment options and strategies, such as student loan initiatives and loan consolidation ...
  31. 6 Reasons To Avoid Private Mortgage Insurance

    6 Reasons To Avoid Private Mortgage Insurance

    This costly coverage protects your mortgage lender - not you.
  32. How FICO Scores Are Calculated

    How FICO Scores Are Calculated

    Lenders look at this to determine your credit risk. We explain what it is and how it's figured out.
  33. Banks Will Be Under More Stress In 2012

    Banks Will Be Under More Stress In 2012

    The FDIC has proposed new regulations for banks.
  34. The 4 Worst Ways To Borrow Money

    The 4 Worst Ways To Borrow Money

    While there are less risky places from which to borrow, there are also predatory lenders who can make your financial situation ...
  35. Improve Your Credit Score In 2012

    Improve Your Credit Score In 2012

    These steps will enable you to take control of your debt repayments and consistently improve your score.
  36. Short Sell Your Home To Avoid Foreclosure

    Short Sell Your Home To Avoid Foreclosure

    Are you in danger of losing your home? Protect your credit score with a real estate short sale.
  37. Is Student Loan Debt The Next Financial Crisis?

    Is Student Loan Debt The Next Financial Crisis?

    The student loan system is in desperate need of reform, as more and more graduates struggle to find work and pay off their ...
  38. Behind The Scenes Of Your Mortgage

    Behind The Scenes Of Your Mortgage

    Four major players slice and dice your mortgage in the secondary market.
  39. Common Things That Improve And Lower Credit Scores

    Common Things That Improve And Lower Credit Scores

    Credit scores are used by lenders to estimate credit risk. Find out how you can better earn the trust of lenders and reap ...
  40. Avoiding Foreclosure Scams

    Avoiding Foreclosure Scams

    If you want to save your home, avoid bogus offers and take matters into your own hands.
  41. How To Overcome Bad Credit

    How To Overcome Bad Credit

    Some lenders can look overlook your credit score and assess other factors that fairly determine if you are a reasonable credit ...
  42. Rewards Credit Cards

    Rewards Credit Cards

    If you have a very good credit rating, you will have your choice of rewards credit cards, so pick the one you will be able ...
  43. Which Is The Better Lender – VISA Or A Bank?

    Which Is The Better Lender – VISA Or A Bank?

    One is not like the other. We help you decide where to borrow money from.
  44. 7 Things You Didn't Know Affect Your Credit Score

    7 Things You Didn't Know Affect Your Credit Score

    Having a good credit score plays a big part in being approved for a loan or a mortgage. Here are some things to watch for ...
  45. Credit Cards For Kids

    Credit Cards For Kids

    Giving your child a credit card can be an important lesson in money management.
  46. 4 Common Credit Card Misconceptions

    4 Common Credit Card Misconceptions

    Many Americans think these credit card "rules" are true. Read on to find out the facts.
  47. 6 Benefits Of Increasing Your Credit Limit

    6 Benefits Of Increasing Your Credit Limit

    If you can resist the urge to overspend, then raising your credit limit could benefit you in various ways.
  48. Saving Vs. Paying Off Debt

    Saving Vs. Paying Off Debt

    If you can't decide whether to build your rainy day fund or pay off debt, we weigh the options for you.
  49. How Your Credit Score Will Affect Your Mortgage Rate

    How Your Credit Score Will Affect Your Mortgage Rate

    Your credit score will play a large role in the type of mortgage you are able to get.
  50. 3 New Types Of Credit Cards To Look For

    3 New Types Of Credit Cards To Look For

    These three types of credit cards are becoming popular with customers looking to pay less fees and build up their credit ...
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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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