Credit & Loans

  1. Banking Stress Tests: Would Yours Pass?

    In weaker economic times, banks may be tested by the government to see how safe they are.
  2. Recession Dates: Romantic Vs. Repugnant

    You can save money on a date, but there's a right way and a wrong way to do it.
  3. A Brief History Of Credit Rating Agencies

    Credit rating agencies have a long history in this country. Learn about what they do and how were they developed.
  4. 10 Tips For Buying A Car Online

    GM's announcement to sell cars online via eBay has many consumers curious - find out how to purchase online successfully.
  5. Real Estate Bargains: Location Is Everything

    For the U.S. median house price, you can live in a mansion or a closet, it all depends on location.
  6. $46 Billion Industry Of Philanthropy

    Philanthropic giving is not just about money - millions of volunteers donate their time to worthy causes every year.
  7. 3 New Threats For Would-Be Homeowners

    While depressed real estate prices have created bargains for buyers, these lower prices come at a cost.
  8. How A Bad Roommate Can Ruin Your Credit Score

    Living with someone can cut your expenses, but in addition to not doing the dishes, your roommate may do serious damage to your credit.
  9. 7 Expensive Mistakes College Students Make

    While college freshman may be academically prepared for school they often have a lot to learn when it comes to managing money.
  10. 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.
  11. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

    The traditional idea of a short sale is selling something you don't have so that you can buy it back at a lower price. The easiest example is stocks. Short sale of a stock involves borrowing stocks from a broker in order to sell them, and when prices fall, buying back the stocks to return to the broker ...
  12. Retirement Lessons To Teach Your Children

    If your retirement plan hasn't worked out, at least your children can learn from your mistakes.
  13. Consolidate Your Student Loans Now And Save

    Now is the time to lock in your variable rate student loan to optimize your educational investment and save on your repayment.
  14. 7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Life

    Find out what you can do to prepare and cope in tough economic times.
  15. Lending From A Loan Officer's Perspective

    Learn how a loan officer thinks, so that you can get the best and safest loan.
  16. 7 Low-Rate Mortgage Shams

    Interest rates on a mortgage aren't the only factor defining a good loan.
  17. 5 Tips For Recession House Hunters

    Follow these five tips to get a leg up on rival bargain hunters.
  18. 6 Sources Of Free Cash For Student Loans

    Websites and credit cards can offer you direct and indirect sources of free money to pay off your student loan.
  19. On This Day In Finance: July 13 - Live Aid Concert Raises $70 million

    The first global concert raised millions of dollars to help the poor in Ethiopia.
  20. Shopping Online: Convenience, Bargains And A Few Scams

    Shopping from the comfort of your couch has major benefits - and some unpleasant side effects.
  21. 5 Signs That You're Living Beyond Your Means

    Learn what to watch for before you find yourself drowning in debt or filing for bankruptcy.
  22. 5 Keys To Unlocking A Better Credit Score

    Follow these tips and techniques to rebuild a ruined credit rating.
  23. Top 4 Things That Determine A Home's Value

    Your house depreciates over time, while the land beneath it is likely to do the opposite.
  24. 3 Things To Get In Order Before You Die

    In the aftermath of the Jackson death, it has become evident that you need to make your wishes known.
  25. CEOs Who Blazed The Trail (Kroc, Hock And Welch)

    The right CEO can make all the difference in a company's market position.
  26. Financing Basics For First-Time Homebuyers

    If you're looking to get your first mortgage, there are many financing options available.
  27. 6 Major Credit Card Mistakes

    Avoid these pitfalls to keep your credit score healthy and your debt under control.
  28. 10 Tips For Steering Clear Of Credit Scams

    The recession has made many vulnerable to credit-fixing scams. Don't be fooled!
  29. 3 Money-Saving Cruise Ship Tips

    Many cruise costs are fixed, but it's the little extras that will put a big dent in your pocketbook.
  30. Short Sales And Foreclosures: When It's Time To Move On

    Sometimes it's better to cut your losses, but foreclosures and short selling can have devastating impacts on your credit score.
  31. 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.
  32. Boomer Bankruptcy Strains Retirement

    Having to file for bankruptcy adds risk and steals the luster from your golden years.
  33. Myth Of The Week: Millionaires Don't Have To Worry About Money

    Michael Jackson carried an air of aristocracy even among the most elite celebrities, but although he lived like a king, he died in debt.
  34. Is The American Banking System A Ponzi Scheme In Disguise?

    Banks' shrinking reserves and careless handling of customers' money are tarnishing the system's once-sterling reputation.
  35. Should You Refinance Your Mortgage When Interest Rates Drop?

    Refinancing is a great way for many homeowners to improve their financial situation - but beware of the downsides.
  36. Travel Tips For Keeping You And Your Money Safe

    Take precautions to avoid being taken advantage of on your vacation.
  37. Declaring Bankruptcy Is No Easy Out

    Going bankrupt can help pull you out of debt, but it's rarely the best option.
  38. Should You Close Your Credit Card?

    Find out the consequences before deciding to end your credit agreement.
  39. Myth Of The Week: Credit Card Companies Negotiate With Consumers

    If you think you're making headway with your credit card company, think again - in reality, you don't have a leg to stand on.
  40. Drawbacks Of Travel Reward Programs

    These nearly universal loyalty programs can have handy perks, but they're not a free ride.
  41. 10 Simple Ways To Improve Your Credit

    Today's low interest rates make borrowing a bargain - but only if you have the credit score required to secure a loan.
  42. Life After Bankruptcy

    Find out what you have to look forward to after filing for Chapter 7 or 13.
  43. Reverse Mortgages: Why They're Really Too Good To Be True

    Americans are increasingly turning home equity to cash - but this transaction is not as simple as it sounds.
  44. Is Your Bank On Its Way Down?

    Find out how the Tier 1 capital ratio can be used to tell if your bank is going under.
  45. Obtaining Credit In A Bad Economy

    Recessions can put the brakes on lending. Learn how to get the loan you need during tough economic times.
  46. Should You File For Bankruptcy?

    Find out how to determine whether this option will help or hurt your financial situation.
  47. Battling Foreclosure: The HOPE NOW Alliance Strategy

    Hope Now was formed to help prevent foreclosures. Are the organization's strengths enough to overpower its weaknesses?
  48. Expert Tips For Cutting Credit Card Debt

    Managing your debt could mean the difference between spending $45,000 or saving $184,000.
  49. GM Lights The Torch For The Bankruptcy Olympics

    Instead of the world's best athletes, there will be a gathering of elite legal professionals for a contest of wills.
  50. Travel Smart By Planning How You'll Pay

    With a little pre-trip planning, you can avoid being stranded without adequate funds.
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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