Credit & Loans

  1. What Happens To Your Student Debt If You Die?

    What happens to student debt when you die? It all depends on the lending agency.
  2. How ‘Real’ Is Your Free Score From Credit Karma?

    A free credit score sounds good, but is it worth giving up your personal information to get one online?
  3. Buy a House in the Philippines: A How-To Guide

    Foreign-ownership regulations make it a little tricky, but plan right and you can have a home in paradise.
  4. 4 Ways to Check Credit Card Accounts for Trouble

    Credit cards do offer some protection against fraud, but here are 4 reasons to be vigilant and protect your credit score ...
  5. The Biggest Companies in Silicon Valley (AAPL, GOOGL)

    Understand what types of companies are the most successful in Silicon Valley. Learn about the top six largest Silicon Valley ...
  6. The Best Mortgage Deal (May Not Be What You Think)

    Don't judge a mortgage solely by payment amount. Here's what insiders know about choosing the most advantageous mortgage ...
  7. Can you borrow from a Vanguard 401(k)?

    Learn how Vanguard allows its 401(k) participants to take loans against their account with specific borrowing provisions ...
  8. Special Benefits for First-Time Homebuyers

    To encourage Americans to buy their first homes, the government offers credits and tax breaks. Here's the lowdown on who ...
  9. Credit Cards to Help You Recover from Poor Credit

    A poor credit score can put a huge damper on your finances. Thankfully using the right credit card can help boost your score ...
  10. Is American Express (AXP) a Bargain Right Now?

    AXP has underperformed over the past 12 months. Is this likely to continue or is a rebound in the cards?
  11. Will Paying Off Old Debt Boost Your Credit Score?

    Sometimes, paying off old debts lowers your credit score. That's because of the way FICO works their calculations.
  12. Calculating The Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction

    While the mortgage interest tax deduction is a cherished American tax break, it’s perhaps the most misunderstood aspect of ...
  13. 6 Benefits Of Increasing Your Credit Limit

    Increasing your credit limit means more than just increasing the amount of money you can spend. Here are six more benefits ...
  14. Why Choose an FHA Jumbo Mortgage Over Other Jumbos?

    Housing prices are through the roof in the locale where you’d like to live. How will you afford to buy? One of these home ...
  15. Why the Holidays Are a Good Time to Sell  Your House

    People sell their homes during the spring, but there are benefits to selling during the holidays. Buyers are serious, and ...
  16. What is the Cost of Funds?

    Cost of funds is the interest cost financial institutions pay to use the funds they deploy in their business.
  17. How Many Credit Cards Should You Have?

    Having several credit cards provides many benefits. Here are a few factors to consider when you’re deciding how many credit ...
  18. For this Group, Financial Advisors are a Necessity

    Doctors have high potential for building long-lasting wealth, but they need advice on the best way to pay off student loan ...
  19. Requirements to Obtain a Jumbo Mortgage

    Understand what a jumbo mortgage is and what it is used to purchase. Learn about the key requirements needed to obtain a ...
  20. When You Need a Jumbo or Super-Jumbo Mortgage

    Rising housing prices have made so-called jumbo and super-jumbo loans a necessity for more homebuyers.
  21. 5 Ways to Avoid Identity Fraud

    Identity theft was the number one consumer complaint in 2014. Here are some ways you can protect yourself.
  22. How To Get A Business Loan If You Have Bad Credit

    Your business' credit standing may be less than stellar, but you can still get financing. We show you how.
  23. The Return of CDOs After the 2008 Financial Crisis

    Learn how the market for CDOs is coming back after the 2008 financial crisis, and understand how the market for these products ...
  24. Don't Get Ripped Off at the ATM

    As our dependence on automated teller machines rises, so do those nasty little charges for using them. Here are some tips ...
  25. Should I cash out of mutual funds to pay off debt?

    Learn how cashing in your mutual funds is not the best idea for low interest rate debt unless it used as a last resort due ...
  26. When Does It Pay to Refinance Your Mortgage?

    Mortgage interest is among a homeowner’s biggest expenses, so refinancing is a popular way to lower costs, but it doesn’t ...
  27. How to Get A No-Down-Payment Mortgage

    There are many programs offering no-down-payment home loans to qualified homebuyers.
  28. This Is the Year to Start Budgeting

    Whether your issue is credit card debt, student loans (or the fact that Social Security isn't rising next year), it's time ...
  29. 11 Hidden Costs Of Owning A Home

    You should be aware of the many additional costs of buying and owning a home, because they can be shocking.
  30. 7 Tips To Bounce Back From Credit Score Disasters

    If you think your credit score is beyond repair, think again. It’s possible to rebuild a sagging score, even if the culprits ...
  31. 5 Ways To Invest $5,000

    There are plenty of ways you could find yourself with an extra $5,000, including a bonus from work or an inheritance. What ...
  32. How to Buy a House With a VA Loan

    Discover the process, requirements and eligibility for securing financing for a home purchase with a Veteran's Administration ...
  33. Do banks have working capital?

    Learn the reasons why banks do not have working capital due to the lack of typical current assets and liabilities accounts, ...
  34. Effect of Fed Fund Rate Hikes on the Housing Market

    Understand what drives the federal funds rate and why the Fed would increase that rate. Learn about the effect of a rate ...
  35. How Upstart Capital One Punches Above its Weight (WFC, BAC)

    Once an upstart, Capital One is now a financial powerhouse. Here's how it happened.
  36. Do Senior Loans Belong in Your Porfolio? (BKLN, BXFZX)

    Fixed income is supposed to be a stable part of an investment portfolio. How do senior loans fit in and at what risk?
  37. How to Recover From Identity Theft

    Identity theft isn't going away, and fixing it can take time and money. But doing nothing isn't an option. Rather than become ...
  38. 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. ...
  39. How to Help Your Teen Buy Their First Car

    Help your teen secure a safe car and a low-interest loan through planning, research and co-signing.
  40. Using Your 401(k) to Pay Off a Mortgage: The Pros and Cons

    Learn the advantages and drawbacks of using assets accumulated within a 401(k) retirement savings plan to pay down a mortgage ...
  41. Citi Borrowers' Home Equity Payments Poised to Rise

    Defaults could rise as Citigroup home equity borrowers who had been paying interest only are about to see monthly payments ...
  42. What is a Bounced Check?

    Bounced check is a slang term to describe a check that cannot be processed because its writer has insufficient funds.
  43. 6 Neighborhood Red Flags

    There are some qualities you can’t discover about a neighborhood until after you’ve moved in. But there are ways to scout ...
  44. Explaining Leveraged Loans

    Leveraged loans are loans extended to companies or people who already have large amounts of debt.
  45. Understanding Default Risk

    Default risk is the chance that companies or individuals will be unable to pay their debts.
  46. Is BP's High-Yield Dividend Safe?

    Learn how receiving a greater than 7% yield from an oil major is a rare opportunity and one that comes with a fair share ...
  47. Tips To Improve Chances Of A Small Business Loan

    Enhance your small business loan eligibility by keeping these important tips in mind.
  48. Your 6 Worst Financial Mistakes

    Here are six financial mistakes you may be making, and a viable alternative for each.
  49. 5 Luxurious Ways to Boost Your Home's Resale Value

    Not all renovations are created equal. Here are five that are most likely to make a property appreciate (and be appreciated ...
  50. Who do hedge funds lend money to?

    Discover the various entities that hedge funds are lending to, and the reasons why these hedge funds have been providing ...
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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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