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  1. 6 Things To Know Before Taking Out A Student Loan

    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.
  2. All-Time Low Mortgage Rates: Time To Refinance?

    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.
  3. Building An Emergency Fund

    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 ...
  4. Buying A Home: New Or Previously Owned?

    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.
  5. How To Prepare For Rising Interest Rates

    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. ...
  6. 6 New Credit Scams To Watch Out For

    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. ...
  7. 6 Sources Of Student Money You May Have Missed

    6 Sources Of Student Money You May Have Missed

    This checklist will help you get all the money for school you can.
  8. 4 Alternatives To A Traditional Mortgage

    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.
  9. 10 Worst First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

    10 Worst First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

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

    Consolidating Debt

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

    Cities Where Home Prices Continue To Fall

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

    Prioritizing Debt

    Debt affects your finances and your life. We show you how to free yourself from this financial ball and chain.
  13. 6 Tips To Get Approved For A Mortgage

    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.
  14. 50 Years Old And Broke: Now What?

    50 Years Old And Broke: Now What?

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

    Self Employed? 5 Steps To Scoring A Mortgage

    Convince lenders that you're a good bet despite your lack of a steady income.
  16. 4 Things That Are More Expensive Than You Think

    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 ...
  17. Top Cities For Real Estate Flipping

    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 ...
  18. 7 Last-Minute Ways To Pay For College

    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.
  19. 5 Steps Of A Bubble

    5 Steps Of A Bubble

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

    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.
  21. Your Banker's 6 Dirty Secrets

    Your Banker's 6 Dirty Secrets

    Sometimes your banker isn't completely honest. Find out what your bank has been hiding from you.
  22. 5 Tips For Dealing With Your Banker

    5 Tips For Dealing With Your Banker

    Being prepared can pay off when it comes to dealing with your bank.
  23. 7 Ways To Save On Home Remodeling

    7 Ways To Save On Home Remodeling

    More homeowners are remodeling their homes instead of moving, but remodeling jobs can quickly become expensive nightmares. ...
  24. Best Frequent Flyer Credit Cards For (Almost) Free Travel

    Best Frequent Flyer Credit Cards For (Almost) Free Travel

    Worried about how you’re going to afford your next plane ticket? We’ll show you the best credit cards for racking up frequent ...
  25. 6 New Hurdles For Home Financing

    6 New Hurdles For Home Financing

    There are many challenges to financing a home. Find out which ones are especially problematic right now.
  26. Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

    Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

    Before tapping your home equity, find out what can go wrong.
  27. Getting Your Name Off A Cosigned Loan

    Getting Your Name Off A Cosigned Loan

    If your friend or relative has proved to be irresponsible, getting out of the cosigned loan can improve your financial security ...
  28. 7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    Just moved into a new home? Check out these 7 tips that every new homeowner should know
  29. How To Tap Banks For Real Estate Loans

    How To Tap Banks For Real Estate Loans

    Buying rental property with personal, cash-collateralized loans is a smart move.
  30. Down The Rabbit Hole: Deciphering CDOs

    Down The Rabbit Hole: Deciphering CDOs

    Warren Buffett claims that understanding these instruments would mean reading 750,000 pages of text. Read on to learn the ...
  31. Real Estate Boom Phrases That Went Bust

    Real Estate Boom Phrases That Went Bust

    These glib statements were all the rage during the real estate boom, but few real estate experts would dare to utter them ...
  32. The 6 Phases Of A Foreclosure

    The 6 Phases Of A Foreclosure

    For many, foreclosure is still a real possibility. Make sure you're prepared and know the steps.
  33. How Corporate Events Affect Stock- And Bondholders

    How Corporate Events Affect Stock- And Bondholders

    Investors tend to buy either stocks or bonds, but rarely choose between the two. Find out when you'll benefit from one over ...
  34. Water Cooler Finance: Everything Old Is News Again

    Water Cooler Finance: Everything Old Is News Again

    The past week's news reads like a case of déjà-vu as age-old stories resurfaced for another round in the headlines.
  35. Investing In Foreclosures Not A Get-Rich-Quick Venture

    Investing In Foreclosures Not A Get-Rich-Quick Venture

    Investing in this kind of real estate takes capital, time and careful planning.
  36. Mortgage Fraud: Understanding And Avoiding It

    Mortgage Fraud: Understanding And Avoiding It

    There are many different ways to be victimized through home ownership - learn how to identify and avoid these crimes.
  37. As Interest Rates Rise Inflation To Follow

    As Interest Rates Rise Inflation To Follow

    Fed's focus on unemployment blinding it to price pressures.
  38. Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Indexes: Know Your Benchmark

    Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Indexes: Know Your Benchmark

    Understanding these benchmarks can help you select the most competitive adjustable-rate loan.
  39. 6 Budget Must-Haves

    6 Budget Must-Haves

    No matter how much money you have, there are six components that you must have in your budget to weather any financial storm. ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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.
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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.
  45. Student Tax Breaks

    Student Tax Breaks

    Education bills may not be as stressful as you think - these student tax breaks can help!
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. Marital Union; Financial Separation

    Marital Union; Financial Separation

    For a happy marriage, a financial separation may be the best solution.
  49. 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 ...
  50. Federal Program Overcharging Some Repaying Student Loans

    Federal Program Overcharging Some Repaying Student Loans

    Income-based repayment program miscalculating borrower incomes.
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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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