Credit & Loans

  1. The 6 Best States For Renters

    These areas offer the most bang for your rental buck.
  2. The 6 Worst Student Loan Mistakes You Can Make

    Don't let these errors in judgement affect your credit for the rest of your life.
  3. Mortgage Basics

    If you are going to buy a home, the chances are good that you will need a mortgage. Find out more about this type of debt and how paying it off sooner can save you thousands.
  4. Top 10 Careers For Paying Back Your Student Loans

    These jobs will help you pay off your education debt quickly.
  5. 6 New Changes To Student Credit Cards

    The CARD Act of 2009 helps protect college students from piling up debt as they enter the workforce. We put together six items of the bill that should be welcome news to students and their parents.
  6. Housing Cooperatives: A Unique Type Of Home Ownership

    Co-ops are often less expensive than apartments and provide some unique benefits and drawbacks for owners.
  7. Everything You Need To Know About Credit Card Rates

    Understanding credit card rates will help you choose the right credit card, and avoid any unpleasant surprises.
  8. 4 Tips For Picking The Best Credit Cards

    Find out how to evaluate interest rates, fees, rewards and convenience to make sure you're getting the best credit card available.
  9. 8 College Financing Flubs

    These are the most common mistakes made by students and parents, as it relates to funding for higher education.
  10. What's Eating Away Your Money?

    Spot and avoid the money wasters that are slowly eating away at your wallet and bank account.
  11. 9 Things You Need To Know About Homeowners' Associations

    Restrictive rules and high fees are just some of the things to watch out for before joining an HOA.
  12. Is Buying A Franchise Wise?

    If you like being your own boss, this is not the job for you.
  13. 6 Ways To Come Up With A Down Payment On A Home

    The requirements for making a down payment on a home have changed, but don't worry - there are still plenty of ways to build up that money.
  14. 6 Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

    Refinancing can improve your short-term cash flow while also increasing your long-term net worth.
  15. 7 Tips For The Do-It-Yourself Debt Manager

    Take charge of your finances in seven simple steps.
  16. Student Loan Deferment: Live To Pay Another Day

    Extending your principal repayment date can increase your chances of fighting off default.
  17. 5 Types Of REITs And How To Invest In Them

    Real estate investment trusts are a sound addition to a diversified portfolio. Learn what you need to know to invest.
  18. 5 New Barriers To Getting A Mortgage

    New lending requirements have made it much tougher to get approved, and some common situations that may not have presented a problem for approval in the past, do now.
  19. Why You Absolutely Need An Emergency Fund

    What is an emergency fund, and why is it often the first component of sound financial planning?
  20. Student Debt: Is Bankruptcy The Answer?

    Student loans can be a huge financial burden, but bankruptcy won't necessarily save you from paying.
  21. 4 Types Of Home Renovation: Which Ones Boost Value?

    You think your updated house looks great, but potential buyers may not feel the same way.
  22. 5 Reasons Why You Hate Money

    People often have a love/hate relationship with the Greenback. We provide five reasons for this ambivalence.
  23. Paying Online: A How-To Guide

    You can buy anything at a click, but paying for it is a little more complicated.
  24. Read Credit Card Correspondence And Save

    Throwing out the mail your credit card company sends you may be the same as throwing away money.
  25. Credit Card Tutorial

    Credit cards can be a useful tool if you know what you are getting into. Learn the risks, rules, history of credit cards.
  26. The Dangers Of Paying For Your Kid's College

    We all want the best for our kids, and that includes a college education. But should you be footing the bill?
  27. Delayed Interest: Buy More, Pay Much More Later

    Find out the real cost of buying on a delayed interest plan.
  28. 6 Things To Know Before Taking Out A Student Loan

    Before you sign your loan documents, make sure you know what you are getting into.
  29. All-Time Low Mortgage Rates: Time To Refinance?

    Interest rates keep dipping lower and lower. Find out what it takes to tip the scales toward a refinance.
  30. Buying A Home: New Or Previously Owned?

    Brand-new homes have distinct advantages - and drawbacks. Find out what you need to know to make an informed decision.
  31. Building An Emergency Fund

    An emergency fund can mean the difference between tough times and a total financial disaster. Find out how an emergency fund works and why you need one now.
  32. How To Prepare For Rising Interest Rates

    Get to know the basic, time-tested strategies that any investor or trader can use to profit in a rising interest rate environment.
  33. 6 Sources Of Student Money You May Have Missed

    This checklist will help you get all the money for school you can.
  34. 6 New Credit Scams To Watch Out For

    It seems that everyone has their hand in your pocket these days. Learn how to protect yourself against these financial scams.
  35. 4 Alternatives To A Traditional Mortgage

    If you can't qualify for or don't want a traditional mortgage, one of these options might be right for you.
  36. 10 Worst First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

    These errors could wind up costing you more than the coveted key to your first home.
  37. Consolidating Debt

    Debt consolidation is one of the most powerful tools for debt elimination. Find out how this process works and what it can do for your personal finances.
  38. Cities Where Home Prices Continue To Fall

    S&P/Case-Shiller's most recent home price index bears more bad news for some cities.
  39. Prioritizing Debt

    Debt affects your finances and your life. We show you how to free yourself from this financial ball and chain.
  40. Purchasing A Short-Sale Property

    If you are looking for a good deal and have time to wait, a short-sale house may be for you.
  41. 6 Tips To Get Approved For A Mortgage

    You can change your bank's answer to a loan request from 'No' to 'Yes'. Find out how.
  42. 50 Years Old And Broke: Now What?

    What do you do if you find yourself close to retirement, but far from your savings goals?
  43. Self Employed? 5 Steps To Scoring A Mortgage

    Convince lenders that you're a good bet despite your lack of a steady income.
  44. 15 Insurance Policies You Don't Need

    Learn how to save money by saying "no" to unnecessary coverage.
  45. 4 Things That Are More Expensive Than You Think

    Small purchases may not appear to be a big deal initially, but over time these little items will end up costing you a whole lot more than you bargained for.
  46. 7 Last-Minute Ways To Pay For College

    If you're scrambling for tuition, check out these last-ditch options to come up with the cash.
  47. Top Cities For Real Estate Flipping

    These three cities have seen home prices increase every month for almost a year now, but still offer potential bargains in the foreclosure market.
  48. 5 Steps Of A Bubble

    Bubbles are deceptive and unpredictable, but by studying their history we can prepare to our best ability.
  49. Credit Card Rental Car Insurance How To

    Most people know about this coverage perk, but few have any idea about how to cash in. Find out here.
  50. Your Banker's 6 Dirty Secrets

    Sometimes your banker isn't completely honest. Find out what your bank has been hiding from you.
Save Money
  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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