Credit & Loans

  1. Your Financial Life: From Stressful To Stress-Free

    Find out how to get the ball rolling on your future financial security. Then sit back and watch things unfold.
  2. 8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

    You don't need an MBA to learn how to save money and invest in your future.
  3. 6 Tips For Protecting Your Home's Value

    New taxes, property values, appraisals, community changes and nearby abandoned foreclosures can all lower your home's value. ...
  4. How do I know if I should refinance my mortgage?

    The typical rule of thumb is that if you can reduce your current interest rate by 0.75-1% or higher then it might make sense ...
  5. Would You Walk Away From Your Home?

    It's a tough choice, but some people will be forced to foreclose. Others won't. Find out which factors are likely to make ...
  6. Will jointly filing taxes have the effect of joining a couple's credit?

    The only thing that "joins" the credit of a married couple is the ownership of joint accounts. In other words, if there is ...
  7. Run Your Finances Like A Business

    Think of yourself as your own little company. To make it run smoothly, you need to take a look at your books.
  8. Foreclose On High Housing Prices

    Foreclosed homes may be financially appealing, but there are many obstacles to consider before buying.
  9. Are You Living House-Poor?

    Budgeting your living expenses doesn't have to put you in the poor house. Read on for some tips on efficient money management.
  10. Financial Mistakes That Could Haunt You Forever

    Learn from others and don't fall prey to these financial pitfalls.
  11. Top 6 Scariest Neighborhoods For Homebuyers

    If you're looking for a spooky spot this Halloween, these communities boast the most horrifying foreclosure rates in the ...
  12. Score A Cheap Mortgage

    Hidden costs can create what looks like a good deal. Find out how to find the best mortgage possible.
  13. Payday Loans Don't Pay

    Hold too tightly to this rescue line and you'll soon be drowning in debt.
  14. Lending Clubs: Better Than Banks?

    If you need to borrow money and your credit is making it tough, this new option may be just what you're looking for.
  15. Are College Students Passing Recession 101?

    The recession is a wakeup call for students in post-secondary schools.
  16. Conquering The Terms Of Your Mortgage

    Buyers with big down payments should get the best mortgage terms. Unfortunately, the equation isn't that simple.
  17. 4 Retirement Reality Checks

    If you hope to enjoy a comfortable retirement, it's time to get real. Here are four cold, hard truths every soon-to-be retiree ...
  18. Bankruptcy Filing Changes That Could Affect You

    When the economy is down, more people file for bankruptcy. Make sure you know about the changes that have been made to this ...
  19. You CAN Afford To Study Abroad

    Before you jump on the plane, understand the rules and regulations in place. Then, enjoy your time studying aborad!
  20. If my spouse passes away, will I have to sell my home to meet creditor obligations?

    There are laws that can protect, to a certain extent, the value of a home from property taxes and creditors following the ...
  21. Retirement Savings Tips For 25- To 34-Year-Olds

    Keep saving when mortgages, marriages and debt demand your attention.
  22. Identity Theft: Who To Call For Help

    If your identity is stolen, it's critical to act fast. Find out what to do if it happens.
  23. 6 Steps To Personal Economic Recovery

    Take charge of your finances and make them work for you.
  24. Student Financial Aid Changes: FAFSA 2009

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid got an upgrade in 2009. All those applying should be aware of these improvements. ...
  25. The New Mortgage Business: More Than Just Loans

    Many mortgage brokers adapted to the post-subprime environment by becoming loan modification specialists.
  26. Equity Stripping Leaves Creditors Empty-Handed

    Add additional debt to your real estate assets to keep the creditors at bay.
  27. Take Advantage Of Your Rewards (Card)

    Know which credit card rewards program is right for you before signing up.
  28. A $50,000 House - But At What Cost?

    It sounds like a great deal for a house, but you may have to sacrifice some of the items on your wish list to get it.
  29. What are the benefits of credit ratings?

    Credit ratings are an important tool for borrowers to gain access to loans and debt. Good credit ratings allow borrowers ...
  30. Understanding The Mortgage Payment Structure

    We explain the calculation and payment process as well as the amortization schedule of home loans.
  31. All About Student Loans

    Student loans bridge the gap between college savings, scholarships and the part-time work.
  32. 7 Expenses That Are Keeping You In Debt

    The average American family is nearly $11,000 in debt. Here are seven expenses that might be keeping you in the red.
  33. Banking Stress Tests: Would Yours Pass?

    In weaker economic times, banks may be tested by the government to see how safe they are.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. $46 Billion Industry Of Philanthropy

    Philanthropic giving is not just about money - millions of volunteers donate their time to worthy causes every year.
  38. 3 New Threats For Would-Be Homeowners

    While depressed real estate prices have created bargains for buyers, these lower prices come at a cost.
  39. 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.
  40. 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 ...
  41. Retirement Lessons To Teach Your Children

    If your retirement plan hasn't worked out, at least your children can learn from your mistakes.
  42. 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.
  43. 7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Life

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

    Learn how a loan officer thinks, so that you can get the best and safest loan.
  45. 7 Low-Rate Mortgage Shams

    Interest rates on a mortgage aren't the only factor defining a good loan.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. Shopping Online: Convenience, Bargains And A Few Scams

    Shopping from the comfort of your couch has major benefits - and some unpleasant side effects.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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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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