Credit & Loans

  1. 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.
  2. Marital Union; Financial Separation

    For a happy marriage, a financial separation may be the best solution.
  3. 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 ...
  4. Federal Program Overcharging Some Repaying Student Loans

    Income-based repayment program miscalculating borrower incomes.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. How Savings Are Saving The Economy

    Even with inflation fears, saving money is still sage advice in a recovering economy.
  12. For Young Investors, Too Many Choices, Too Few Dollars

    Your retirement may be decades away, but this is no time to procrastinate.
  13. 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.
  14. Debt Collection: Know Your Rights

    Learn about the debt collection process so you know how to handle it if it happens to you.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Can You Live A Debt-Free Life?

    Avoiding loans goes against the norm but it can be possible - and enjoyable.
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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!
  25. 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.
  26. When A Homeowner's Best Move Is Turning Over The Keys

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

    Carefully checking your purchases can help protect your budget.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. The Best Way To Borrow

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

    This financial decision should only be used as a last resort. Find out how to avoid it.
  33. 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.
  34. The 2010 Real Estate Outlook

    The real estate market is still struggling, but that doesn't leave everyone out in the cold.
  35. 8 Signs Your Neighborhood Is On The Upswing

    If you were hard-hit by the real estate crash, you may be wondering when things will get better for you. We show you how ...
  36. Fend Off Foreclosure - With Bankruptcy?

    When you have a tough financial decision to make about your home, make sure you have all the information.
  37. Will A Systematic Withdrawal Plan Work For You?

    Check out the particulars of an SWP to see if it's the right choice for your retirement.
  38. It's A HAMP Shame: Feds Seek To Share The Mortgage Blame

    Has the Home Affordable Modification Program failed completely?
  39. Reduce Interest With An All-In-One Mortgage

    "Offset" mortgages combine a checking account, home-equity loan and mortgage into one account.
  40. Worst Financial Decisions Of 2009

    Given the information they had at the time, these were the worst financial decisions of the year.
  41. Fight Back Against Inflation

    Inflation is often a consequence of economic recovery. Here's how you can protect your financial portfolio.
  42. Because I missed a few credit card payments, the issuer raised my interest rate from ...

    You should first check that your credit card company is operating within your rights as a card holder. The U.S. Congress ...
  43. What's Eating Away Your Money?

    It's the little things that count. This is especially true in the world of finance.
  44. Choose To Beat The Bank

    From internet banking to credit unions, it's in your power to cut fees and maximize service.
  45. Green Mortgages Save Money And The Environment

    This emerging type of loan is not just for treehuggers. It rewards you for eco-friendly housing, in the form of cold, hard, ...
  46. Is life insurance good for mortgage protection?

    If you are the primary wage earner in your family and you carry a current mortgage on your home, it is important that you ...
  47. My mortgage payments are no longer affordable; is there anything that I can do to ...

    The most important thing for you to remember if you find that you may not be able to make this month's mortgage payment is ...
  48. Financial Institutions: Stretched Too Thin?

    Find out how to evaluate a firm's loan portfolio to determine its financial health.
  49. Interest-Only Mortgages: Home Free Or Homeless?

    These loans can be beneficial, but for many borrowers, they present a financial trap.
  50. Getting A Loan Without Your Parents

    Use the 5 "W"s to finance your dreams without banking on a second signature.
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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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