Credit & Loans

  1. Do-It-Yourself Real Estate Screeners

    Do-It-Yourself Real Estate Screeners

    The internet allows prospective homeowners to take charge of finding their dream home.
  2. 5 Keys To Unlocking A Better Credit Score

    5 Keys To Unlocking A Better Credit Score

    A better credit score can open your opportunities for building a business, owning a home or just demonstrating you are responsible ...
  3. Why Now Is The Time To Buy A Home

    Why Now Is The Time To Buy A Home

    With interest rates at all-time lows and major rate hikes around the corner, many experts say the best time to snag a mortgage ...
  4. 5 Surprise Changes To The Student Loan Program

    5 Surprise Changes To The Student Loan Program

    Hidden somewhere in the recently-passed health care bill were also many major changes to the student loan program.
  5. Fixer-Upper House: Is it Worth It?

    Fixer-Upper House: Is it Worth It?

    The "handyman special" that seems like a great deal can quickly become a money pit. Find out which repairs are most likely ...
  6. Student Tax Breaks

    Student Tax Breaks

    Education bills may not be as stressful as you think - these student tax breaks can help!
  7. Your Mortgage: When It's Time to Walk Away

    Your Mortgage: When It's Time to Walk Away

    Mathematically speaking, walking away can sometimes be the most prudent choice. Find out how to run the numbers.
  8. The Biggest Real Estate Mistakes To Avoid This Year

    The Biggest Real Estate Mistakes To Avoid This Year

    The real estate market has changed dramatically in the last few years - don't get caught in the cold.
  9. Marital Union; Financial Separation

    Marital Union; Financial Separation

    For a happy marriage, a financial separation may be the best solution.
  10. Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    Bankruptcy can be a result of overspending or bad planning, but sometimes, it's no one's fault. Find out how you can avoid ...
  11. 7 Tips To Bounce Back From A Credit Score Disaster

    7 Tips To Bounce Back From A Credit Score Disaster

    Find out how to repair bad credit in seven simple steps.
  12. Federal Program Overcharging Some Repaying Student Loans

    Federal Program Overcharging Some Repaying Student Loans

    Income-based repayment program miscalculating borrower incomes.
  13. Top 9 Solutions To An Unexpected Tax Bill

    Top 9 Solutions To An Unexpected Tax Bill

    Finding out you owe when you expected a refund is a nasty shock. Find out how to cope.
  14. Health Insurance Tips For College Students

    Health Insurance Tips For College Students

    Why buy for health insurance when your parents' policy can cover you? Read on to avoid paying twice.
  15. Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    Bankruptcy can be a result of overspending or bad planning, but sometimes, it's no one's fault. Find out how you can avoid ...
  16. Are You Ready To Buy A House?

    Are You Ready To Buy A House?

    There are a number of factors, aside from cost, that you should think about before buying a new house.
  17. 5 Spring Clean-Up Tips For Your Finances

    5 Spring Clean-Up Tips For Your Finances

    When you're done cleaning out the garage, consider putting some shine on your financial affairs.
  18. Bank Regulations: Good Or Bad?

    Bank Regulations: Good Or Bad?

    Big investors are calling for more regulations, while others are up in arms at the ideas. So who's right?
  19. Is Your Bank Going Broke?

    Is Your Bank Going Broke?

    In 2009, the list of struggling banks grew by leaps and bounds. Find out which banks are faring the worst in 2010.
  20. Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know

    Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative.
  21. Credit Cards And Campus: A Rough Break Up

    Credit Cards And Campus: A Rough Break Up

    The CARD Act of 2009 includes new restrictions for students who want a credit card.
  22. For Young Investors, Too Many Choices, Too Few Dollars

    For Young Investors, Too Many Choices, Too Few Dollars

    Your retirement may be decades away, but this is no time to procrastinate.
  23. How Savings Are Saving The Economy

    How Savings Are Saving The Economy

    Even with inflation fears, saving money is still sage advice in a recovering economy.
  24. Soaring Mortgage Defaults May Kill The Housing Recovery

    Soaring Mortgage Defaults May Kill The Housing Recovery

    Delinquencies, foreclosures likely to put a damper on 2010 recovery.
  25. How Your Credit Card Is Changing

    How Your Credit Card Is Changing

    The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 has brought about new rules to help protect you. ...
  26. 5 Steps To Attaining A Mortgage

    5 Steps To Attaining A Mortgage

    If you're serious about buying a home, cleaning up your credit should be the first item on your agenda. Learn how to get ...
  27. Debt Collection: Know Your Rights

    Debt Collection: Know Your Rights

    Learn about the debt collection process so you know how to handle it if it happens to you.
  28. Leveraging Leverage For Bigger Profits

    Leveraging Leverage For Bigger Profits

    Leverage is like fire. Find out how to use it to heat up your investing without burning your portfolio.
  29. Forget Your Bank Account - Use Your Credit Card

    Forget Your Bank Account - Use Your Credit Card

    What if you used your credit card as a bank account? Believe it or not, this strange strategy could actually work.
  30. No Job And $50,000 In Student Debt. Now What?

    No Job And $50,000 In Student Debt. Now What?

    I had a plan to pay off my career-changing graduate school debt. Now all I can do is defer payments. Or win the lottery. ...
  31. Earn Tax-Free Income

    Earn Tax-Free Income

    Tax rates are going up, so it pays to find sources of income that the tax collector can't touch. Here are 20 of them.
  32. Can You Live A Debt-Free Life?

    Can You Live A Debt-Free Life?

    Avoiding loans goes against the norm but it can be possible - and enjoyable.
  33. Watch Out For

    Watch Out For "Junk" Mortgage Fees

    So many fees are tacked on to a mortgage, that it's easy to pay more than you have to.
  34. Cash And Student Loan Forgiveness: The Perfect First Job

    Cash And Student Loan Forgiveness: The Perfect First Job

    Pesky student loans can make your first few years (even decades) of employment difficult. These organizations can make all ...
  35. 4 Ways To Make The Most Of Low Interest Rates

    4 Ways To Make The Most Of Low Interest Rates

    Just because the interest rates are low is no reason to abandon the market completely - there are still plenty of opportunities ...
  36. 5 Areas Where House Prices Are Increasing

    5 Areas Where House Prices Are Increasing

    The National Association of Realtors' January data was better than last year, but some cities are rebounding much faster ...
  37. Keep Your Pending Home Sale From Collapsing

    Keep Your Pending Home Sale From Collapsing

    You've done your research and found your dream home - find out what could go wrong and ruin your sale!
  38. APR and APY: Why Your Bank Hopes You Can't Tell The Difference

    APR and APY: Why Your Bank Hopes You Can't Tell The Difference

    Banks use these rates to entice borrowers and investors. Find out what you're really getting.
  39. Top Tips For Successfully Renting Out Your Home

    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.
  40. When A Homeowner's Best Move Is Turning Over The Keys

    When A Homeowner's Best Move Is Turning Over The Keys

    Moving out of your own home is sometimes the smartest financial move.
  41. Are You Getting What You Paid For?

    Are You Getting What You Paid For?

    Carefully checking your purchases can help protect your budget.
  42. Housing Numbers: Northeast Drags Down the Nation

    Housing Numbers: Northeast Drags Down the Nation

    The most recent report suggests that a rebound just isn't in the cards, especially in the Midwest and Northeast regions. ...
  43. Foreclosure Opens Doors For Real Estate Investors

    Foreclosure Opens Doors For Real Estate Investors

    Learn how to spot hot properties that you can turn around for a profit.
  44. Top 6 Mindless Money Wasters

    Top 6 Mindless Money Wasters

    If you'd like to save more money, first you'll need to conquer the first step: coming up with the cash.
  45. Home Improvements: Does It Pay To Go Green?

    Home Improvements: Does It Pay To Go Green?

    Going green doesn't have to damage your finances. These tips can help you save your bank account and the environment.
  46. 7 Tips For Tidying Up Your Credit Score

    7 Tips For Tidying Up Your Credit Score

    Fixing a damaged credit score isn't the hardest thing to do, but it does require some dedication.
  47. The Best Way To Borrow

    The Best Way To Borrow

    There are many avenues from which to drum up funding. Find out the pros and cons of each.
  48. Prevent Bankruptcy With These Tips

    Prevent Bankruptcy With These Tips

    This financial decision should only be used as a last resort. Find out how to avoid it.
  49. A Solar-Powered Home: Will It Pay Off?

    A Solar-Powered Home: Will It Pay Off?

    Outfitting your home with solar power can be a long-term investment, or just a step toward greener living.
  50. New Home Repair Troubleshooting

    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. ...
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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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