Credit & Loans

  1. 10 Habits Of Successful Real Estate Investors

    We'll look at ten habits that help real estate investors build a solid real estate portfolio.
  2. 4 Overlooked Homeownership Costs

    Mortgage payments aren't the only expense. Find what else you'll be on the hook for.
  3. Foreclosure Opens Doors For Real Estate Investors

    Learn how to spot hot properties that you can turn around for a profit.
  4. Top 6 Mortgage Mistakes

    These common errors could end in foreclosure.
  5. Debunking 10 Budget Myths

    Putting 10 budget myths in their place
  6. 7 Tips For The Do-It-Yourself Debt Manager

    Take charge of your finances in seven simple steps.
  7. Fannie Mae: What It Does And How It Operates

    Chances are that you've heard of Fannie Mae. But do you know what it does and how it operates?
  8. Leveraging Leverage For Bigger Profits

    Leverage is like fire. Find out how to use it to heat up your investing without burning your portfolio.
  9. The Causes And Effects Of Credit Shocks

    These shocks cycle through history. Find out what you need to know to avoid the alarm bells.
  10. Top Tips For Successfully Renting Out Your Home

    Renting out your home can be a great way to ride out a real estate slump - if you do it right.
  11. Drawbacks Of Travel Reward Programs

    These nearly universal loyalty programs can have handy perks, but they're not a free ride.
  12. Watch Out For Changes In Credit Card Agreements

    If a credit card company changes its terms, you could pay a steep price. Find out how to stay informed.
  13. How To Dispute A Credit Card Charge

    Follow these steps if you've been ripped off or spot an error on your bill.
  14. FICO Or FAKO? The Limitations of Free Credit Scores

    There's something you should know about the scores you get from free credit scoring services: They usually are not the same ...
  15. Top Websites For Checking Your Credit Scores

    You've probably seen spammy ads offering the opportunity to check your credit score for "free." Well, not all credit score ...
  16. How To Get A Good Deal On A Used Car

    Why are prices quoted by dealers and private sellers so disparate? Read on to find out how to use that info to your benefit ...
  17. Identity Theft: How To Avoid It

    Don't be a victim of this disturbing crime. Get insight into how perpetrators commit this form of fraud.
  18. How To Find A Credit Counselor

    Paycheck to paycheck is no way to live. Learn how to find the help you need.
  19. New Home Repair Troubleshooting

    Think a new home means no repairs? Think again. Learn about common repair and maintenance items and how to cut your costs. ...
  20. New Credit Scoring Forgives Small Debt

    FICO 08 means that certain types of old debt won't affect your credit score, but it's not all good news.
  21. Reverse Mortgage Pros And Cons

    It's a way to use your home equity for help when you're older. But does it make sense for your family? Here's how to tell ...
  22. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Boon Or Boom?

    These two companies are crucial to the mortgage market, but are they ticking timebombs?
  23. Will You Break Even On Your Home?

    Calculate how much your property will need to appreciate to cover the costs of owning it.
  24. How An Insurance Company Determines Your Premiums

    Find out how insurers use credit history to build an insurance score and how it could affect your bottom line.
  25. Stop Keeping Up With The Joneses - They're Broke

    Conspicuous consumption could be robbing you of future wealth.
  26. Free Financial Counseling Programs For Students

    Learning to manage your money is no easy task, but there are plenty of resources designed especially to help.
  27. Conduct A Financial Intervention

    Find out what you can do to help someone who is finanically out of control.
  28. Refinancing Your Mortgage Isn’t Always Worth It

    The housing industry has experienced its share of ups and downs over the last few years, but one bright spot has been affordable ...
  29. 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.
  30. Expanding Your Small Business With An SBA Loan

    Should you look to the Small Business Administration for a loan for your company? The pros and cons of going the SBA route, ...
  31. Essential Tips For Buying A HUD Home

    Buying a HUD home from the government requires some studying and planning, but the reward can be huge. Here are some essential ...
  32. Introduction To Commercial Paper

    Commercial paper is a short-term instrument that can be a viable alternative for retail fixed-income investors looking for ...
  33. Top 5 Budgeting Questions Answered

    Answering your questions on five of the most popular budgeting questions around.
  34. Digging Out Of Debt In 8 Steps

    The only way to get out of debt is to roll up your sleeves and start paying it off - one dollar at a time.
  35. Find The Best Homeowners' Insurance

    Don't wait for the next Hurricane Sandy to find out if your homeowners' insurance really protects you. Test your insurance ...
  36. 5 Keys To Unlocking A Better Credit Score

    Follow these tips and techniques to rebuild a ruined credit rating.
  37. 15 Insurance Policies You Don't Need

    Learn how to save money by saying "no" to unnecessary coverage.
  38. Credit Card Perks You Never Knew You Had

    From car insurance to concert tickets, be sure to take advantage of whatever your card has to offer.
  39. Travel Tips For Keeping You And Your Money Safe

    Take precautions to avoid being taken advantage of on your vacation.
  40. Got A Good Mortgage Rate? Lock It Up!

    Rising rates mean rising profits for lenders, providing incentive to increase rates whenever possible.
  41. Building An Emergency Fund

    Do you have enough savings to cover the costs of unforeseen crises? We show you how to plan ahead.
  42. State Laws Dictate Division Of Joint Property

    In breakup, divorce or death, community or common law will determine how property is divided.
  43. CDOs And The Mortgage Market

    These structured products contribute to keeping borrowing rates low.
  44. Is Loan Protection Insurance Right For You?

    This coverage can keep you from defaulting on your loans when you're in financial trouble.
  45. Understanding Mortgage Impound Accounts

    Home buyers with low down payments may get stuck with higher mortgage payments. Find out what you get for the extra money. ...
  46. 6 Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

    Refinancing can improve your short-term cash flow while also increasing your long-term net worth.
  47. An Introduction To Perkins Loans

    Check out the eligibility and repayment options, and how you can get this loan forgiven.
  48. How Much Debt Can You Handle?

    Follow these five steps to manage debt without cutting up your credit cards.
  49. Top 10 Tips For A Financially Safe Retirement

    You've worked hard to secure enough to retire, so make sure you keep it safe.
  50. Using Business Credit Cards Strategically

    Follow these 5 steps to enjoy the convenience and reporting benefits of business credit cards without falling into traps ...
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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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