Credit & Loans

  1. 5 Reasons Retirees Are Upsizing Instead of Downsizing Their Homes

    Many retirees opt to downsize to save money, but there are many who are doing the opposite and upsizing.
  2. The Basics Of Lines Of Credit

    Lines of credit are potentially useful hybrids of credit cards and normal loans. Learn how a line of credit can help (and ...
  3. What’s the difference between the two federal student loan programs (FFEL and Direct)?

    Learn about the differences between the two types of government-backed student loan programs: Federal Family Education Loans ...
  4. Need a Loan for Your Startup? Here's How to Prepare a Thorough Loan Package

    Learn how to craft the vital components of a loan package for your startup small business, and how to package it to be as ...
  5. Do FHA loans have closing costs?

    Learn about Federal Housing Administration loans and how financial institutions that issue FHA mortgages charge borrower ...
  6. Do FHA loans require mortgage insurance?

    Learn about FHA loans that require borrowers to pay an upfront mortgage insurance premium and subsequent monthly mortgage ...
  7. Can you pay off your Best Buy credit card in store?

    Learn how you can pay your BestBuy credit card in stores using cash or check. You can also pay by mail, online or over the ...
  8. 10 Financial Habits That Will Lead to Bankruptcy

    Learn 10 easy financial mistakes that can lead to ruin even for responsible people, including the hazards of ignoring credit ...
  9. These Are The Best Credit Cards For Making Balance Transfers

    Handled correctly – and very carefully – a promotional credit card balance transfer offer can save you money. Here are some ...
  10. What Was The Glass-Steagall Act?

    Established in 1933 and repealed in 1999, the Glass-Steagall Act had good intentions but mixed results.
  11. Student Loan Deferment: Live to Pay Another Day

    Extending your principal repayment date can increase your chances of fighting off default.
  12. Fund Your Schooling with PLUS Loans

    Find out what they and are whether you're eligible to apply for these no-maximum loans.
  13. Should You Make Your Teen Pay for Their First Car?

    Teenagers need to learn financial responsibility, but they also still need help when it comes to their first car purchase. ...
  14. How to Raise Your Credit Score Quickly

    Here are the best tips for raising your credit score quickly.
  15. Do banks offer FHA loans?

    Learn how banks approved by the U.S. Federal Housing Administration offer FHA loans with lower down payment requirements ...
  16. Why Millennials Might Not Be Ideal Clients

    Here's why luring millennial clients might be a waste of time (for now).
  17. Who accepts CareCredit?

    Learn about the CareCredit card, which is accepted by over 175,000 health care providers in the United States for various ...
  18. What to Expect From Mortgage Rates in 2016

    Understand the factors that influence the direction of mortgage rates, and use this information to project what will happen ...
  19. Are personal loans bad for your credit score?

    Discover how taking out a personal loan can affect your credit score, and learn how a personal loan can help your overall ...
  20. How does CareCredit for pets work?

    Understand how using a CareCredit credit card aids pet parents in the payment of potentially high veterinary care costs.
  21. Getting Your Name Off A Cosigned Loan

    If you want to remove your name from someone else’s loan, there are four key ways to do it.
  22. How Credit Card Delinquency Works

    When you pay less than the minimum monthly payment on your credit cards, you become delinquent.
  23. How To Find The Right Credit Counselor For You

    Paycheck to paycheck is no way to live. Learn how to find the help you need.
  24. Becoming a Real Estate Agent Or Mortgage Broker

    Considering a career as either a real estate agent or a mortgage broker? Here are some factors that might help you choose ...
  25. What is Equity?

    Think of equity as ownership in any asset after all debts stemming from that asset are paid.
  26. 12 Steps To Closing A Real Estate Deal

    Before that new house officially becomes yours, there’s a long list of things you’ll need to accomplish during the closing ...
  27. Is Making Biweekly Mortgage Payments A Good Idea?

    Some people believe making mortgage payments every two weeks, as opposed to once a month, can chop years off of a home loan. ...
  28. 8 Numbers For Evaluating A Real Estate Investment

    Having a strong grasp of a real estate investment’s finances can mean the difference between a lucrative position and possible ...
  29. Mortgages: Fixed Rate Versus Adjustable Rate

    Choosing the right mortgage can help homebuyers avoid costly mistakes. Learn the difference between fixed- and adjustable-rate ...
  30. The Best Candidate For an Adjustable Rate Mortgage

    Adjustable-rate mortgages aren't for everyone, but they make sense if you are a short-term homeowner or can pay off the loan ...
  31. An Introduction to Student Loans and the FAFSA

    Learn how to fill out the FAFSA form so that it is easier for you to fund your education.
  32. Can you pay off a Walmart credit card in store? (WMT)

    Understand the various methods that consumers can pay off a Walmart credit card. Learn which options are the easiest and ...
  33. Federal Direct Loan Limits

    How much you can borrow depends on your grade level in college, whether you're an undergraduate or grad student, and other ...
  34. Federal Direct Loans

    These are the most popular type of federal student loan. Read this guide to the types you can get, how much you can borrow ...
  35. Federal Perkins Loan vs. Federal Direct Loan

    If you qualify for both of these student loans – a Direct Loan and a Perkins – which should you try to get? It depends on ...
  36. Benefits of Federal Direct Loans

    Federal Direct Loans are the most popular federal student loans. This list of benefits will explain why.
  37. Federal Direct Loans: Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized

    Before you take out federal student aid, learn the difference between these two types of Direct Federal Loan. It could save ...
  38. An Introduction to Federal Direct Loans

    Federal Direct Loans provide student funding that a majority of people can easily access. Find out if you qualify.
  39. Try This Home-Equity-Line-of-Credit Hybrid

    This product is essentially a home-equity loan and home equity line of credit (HELOC) hybrid, and it has its own quirks, ...
  40. College Loans: Private vs. Federal

    Not all student loans are the same. Know what you're getting into before signing on the dotted line.
  41. Does the FHA provide construction loans?

    Learn how you can save with FHA-insured construction and rehabilitation mortgages that allow you to finance construction ...
  42. Can Sallie Mae loans be forgiven?

    Understand the difference between private and public student loans. Learn if Sallie Mae loans can be forgiven and if other ...
  43. 5 Reasons Inmates Should Be Taught Financial Literacy

    Learn five reasons why financial literacy is a great way to prevent inmates from relapsing into a life of crime after release ...
  44. 5 Bad Moves That Will Torpedo Your Credit Score

    Your credit score can change if you aren't careful. From missing payments to carrying high balances, there are many ways ...
  45. Does Walmart take international credit cards?

    Learn how to use your international credit cards at Walmart stores and on Walmart's site, and find out how to ensure your ...
  46. 5 Common Misconceptions About Your Credit Report

    Your credit report is one of the most important factors in determining your ability to get loans and new credit and has a ...
  47. How Does Apple Pay Work? (AAPL)

    Discover why more businesses and smartphone users are opting to participate in Apple Pay, a new, revolutionary mobile wallet ...
  48. How a LendingTree Mortgage Works

    Learn how LendingTree works, and understand the process of using the service to obtain competing quotes from several mortgage ...
  49. Can FHA loans be used for foreclosures?

    Learn how to get great deals on foreclosures and how you can finance renovation costs using federally-insured FHA loans with ...
  50. Why You May Not Be Ready To Buy a Home

    Many dream of home ownership, but the timing should be right. There are a host of reasons why you may want to put off homeownership ...
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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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