Credit & Loans

  1. What Happened To The MBS Market?

    Find out how the fall of mortgage-backed securities has changed the financial landscape.
  2. Financial Thanksgiving 2010

    It may not seem to be the case, but there are several reasons to be thankful this year, both economically and financially.
  3. 5 Ways To Buy A Foreclosed Home

    There is no shortage of foreclosure properties. Find out how you can buy one for yourself.
  4. How To Outsmart Private Mortgage Insurance

    It's possible to use a second mortgage to avoid this fee, but is it in your best interest?
  5. Should You Buy A House At Auction?

    The traditional real estate market isn't the only place to conduct your home search. Auctions also bring many buying opportunities.
  6. Strategic Default: Why Owners Are Abandoning Their Homes

    We explain how a strategic default works, what its implications are and whether there are any good alternatives.
  7. Banking Has Changed: What Does It Mean For Consumers?

    Banks have long been leading spenders on technological innovations. Learn the key changes in the banking industry and what institution is right for you.
  8. 5 Long-Term Consequences Of The Recession

    Apart from the headlines about jobs, this recession is doing damage in other areas that goes unnoticed.
  9. The Who, What And How Of Microfinance

    Microfinancing allows people in poverty to safely take on reasonable small business loans in an ethical manner.
  10. Top 5 Things To Know About Robo-Signers

    According to recent news reports, robots are taking over U.S. banks. Here, we separate fact from hype.
  11. Are Your Bank Deposits Insured?

    Learn how the FDIC is helping to keep your money in your pockets.
  12. 7 More Things Your Banker Doesn't Want You To Know

    Your banker is not your friend, and the more you know about their motives, the better you can protect your money.
  13. 5 Real Estate Fears That Keep You From Buying

    Don't let these concerns stop you from owning your own home. Learn how to overcome common home-buying fears and feel confident in signing your mortgage.
  14. 5 Real Estate Fears That Keep You From Buying

    Don't let these concerns stop you from owning your own home. Learn how to overcome common home-buying fears and feel confident in signing your mortgage.
  15. The Ins And Outs Of Bank Fees

    These service charges could nickel and dime you right out of your nest egg.
  16. Your Portfolio: Time To Cash In?

    The rise and fall of the stock market makes many investors unsure of when to sell their shares. Learn the key factors to consider before liquidating your portfolio.
  17. What's Your Debt Really Costing You?

    Although your minimum monthly payment may not look like much, your debt is denting your finances more than you realize.
  18. Wall Street History: We Fell On Black Days

    This week in financial history, Wall Street suffers some disastrous days.
  19. Breaking Down Credit Card Fine Print

    Those "perks" offered by credit card companies usually come with strings attached, and these are just a few of them.
  20. Know Your Foreclosure Rights

    Find out what homeowners are entitled to under the law, and how they can ensure their rights are honored by lenders.
  21. Top 5 Budgeting Questions Answered

    Answering your questions on five of the most popular budgeting questions around.
  22. The Story Behind The Foreclosure Crisis

    One little house in Maine could end up costing the mortgage industry a large amount of money.
  23. Credit Card Features You Shouldn't Use

    Avoid these add-ons that cost much more than standard credit card interest rates for purchases.
  24. House Price Vs. Interest Rate: Which Is More Important?

    Deciding which factor is more important can make a difference in monthly payments, ability to move and Homowners Association fees.
  25. Can You Dispute A Foreclosure?

    The bank has foreclosed on your mortgage, but do you really have to leave? Learn how to fend off the lenders and gain the time you need to save your home.
  26. Water Cooler Finance: The Beginning Of A Foreclosure Crisis?

    This week in financial news, robo-signers are explained and Buffett is selling more stock.
  27. 6 Simple Ways To Save This Halloween

    Getting you and your family prepared for Halloween can be a terrifying expense. Learn six tricks to ensure your Halloween is a treat.
  28. Top 4 Nightmares For Real Estate Investors

    Renting out your property is not without risks; the good news is, they don't have to keep you up at night.
  29. Quiz: Are Your Finances Above Average?

    We look at average Canadian debt, credit scores and much more so you can find out how you stack up.
  30. 5 Money Transfer Technologies And Their Risks

    New technology makes cash swaps simple, but are the risks worth the convenience?
  31. 8 Steps To An Organized Financial Life

    Check out these eight easy steps that can help you take the confusion out of your personal finances
  32. Quiz: How Do Your Finances Measure Up?

    We look at average American debt, credit scores and much more so you can find out how you stack up.
  33. The Debt First-Aid Kit

    Debt can be a crippling hindrance, but with the right treatment, you'll make it out alive.
  34. 9 Things To Know Before You Refinance Your Mortgage

    Whether or not a mortgage refinance is right for you depends more on individual circumstances than this week's mortgage interest rates.
  35. 7 Austerity Measures For Your Personal Budget

    Many European countries are implementing tough austerity measures to curb their spending. Find out how you can do the same to your household budget.
  36. 9 Signs You Can't Afford Your Mortgage

    These indicators show that your financial situation isn't as stable as it could be.
  37. Debit Cards: Why They're Not As Safe As You Think

    Ditching your credit card can be a smart move, but debit isn't yet an equal alternative.
  38. The Road To The Worst Credit Score Ever

    We look at what you'd have to do to achieve the worst credit score possible. Use this as a guide for what not to do.
  39. 6 Tips For Getting A Good Cell Phone Plan

    Avoid overspending on cell service with this expert advice.
  40. Your Worst Financial Mistakes And Why You Made Them

    No one intends to make a financial mistake, but an unexpected disaster or poor planning could leave you in financial distress.
  41. 6 Reasons To Be Excited About The Small Business Jobs Act

    If you own your own company, these changes could make your life a lot easier, and your business a lot richer.
  42. The Lazy Way To Get The Best Mortgage Rate

    Explain mortgage broker, what they do, how they can do the work for you. Pros and cons, things to watch out for, alternatives.
  43. Banking Without The Banks: Will You Save?

    Nonbank credit cards and debit cards have plenty of advantages for consumers. Here's what you need to know.
  44. 8 Slipups That Won't Hurt Your Credit Score

    Everyone makes mistakes from time to time, but knowing what actually hurts or helps your credit score will help you present yourself in the best light possible.
  45. Top 6 Ways To Cut Your Tuition Bill

    With these tips, you can minimize your tuition bill and maximize the results of your hard work.
  46. Stay Motivated To Get Out Of Debt

    Keep yourself focused and you'll be out of the hole in no time.
  47. The Build-Your-Own College Scholarship Plan

    These alternatives to college and university scholarship programs can greatly ease a student's financial burden.
  48. 7 Ways To Outsmart Your Credit Card Company

    Card companies are finding new ways to keep their profits up under new credit card laws. How consumers can win the battle.
  49. 10 Habits Of Successful Real Estate Investors

    We'll look at ten habits that help real estate investors build a solid real estate portfolio.
  50. Student Loan Changes You Need To Know

    New student loan legislation eliminates private lenders, adds cash to Pell grant programs and lessens debt repayment.
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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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