Credit & Loans

  1. 8 Ways To Avoid Getting Burned By Prepaid Debit Cards

    These cards have many differences from traditional debit and credit cards that can cost you money if you don't know what ...
  2. 6 Credit Mistakes Retirees Make

    While children and adult offspring often look to their elders for wisdom, not all seniors are the best source for financial ...
  3. Introduction To Investment Real Estate

    Real estate, like other investments, carries specific risks and rewards. Find out what investment real estate is and what ...
  4. The Curse Of Zombie Banks

    They may not eat brains, but zombie banks definitely hurt the economy. Find out more about this unstoppable horde.
  5. 5 Steps To Scoring A Mortgage

    Find out what you can do to polish up some of the common flaws that put off lenders.
  6. 4 Key Factors That Drive The Real Estate Market

    Whether you are investing directly or indirectly in property, you need to know the factors that affect its value.
  7. 7 Insurance Tricks That Cost You Money

    Not all insurance companies are out to get you, but you should still learn how to save money when dealing with unscrupulous ...
  8. How Credit Card Delinquency Works

    The more you understand about delinquency, the better prepared you'll be to handle it.
  9. Canadian Mortgage Changes You Need To Know

    Canada is changing the rules for issuing mortgages, including length and equity requirements. Learn how these changes will ...
  10. 5 Reasons You And Your Credit Card Should Stay Broken Up

    Consumer credit card debt rose in December, so it's time to think twice about rekindling your relationship with that piece ...
  11. Getting Help With Your Down Payment

    It's not as easy as it once was to save for a down payment, but these tips can help give you a head start.
  12. What Is The U.S. Government's Credit Score?

    If the U.S. government were treated like a regular person, how would lenders view it?
  13. A Prospective Homeowner Countdown

    Looking to make a move in the spring? Find out what you should be taking care of now.
  14. Get Through Divorce With Your Finances Intact

    Find out how to split your finances without coming up short.
  15. Identity Theft Checklist

    If you're the unfortunate victim of identity theft, it can be very difficult. Here's a checklist to make it as easy as possible.
  16. 5 Reverse Mortgage Scams

    Reverse mortgages can be a valuable financial tool, but the mortgage market is fraught with scams and schemes.
  17. 5 New Ways Credit Card Companies Are Wooing New Card Holders

    With new laws, credit card companies are forced to get creative to attract new customers.
  18. Student Borrowing: University Payment Plans Vs. Federal Student Loans

    University payment plans are a great option for reducing student loan borrowing, but only if you know the details.
  19. 5 Steps To Disputing A Credit Card Charge

    Federal and state laws offer protection to consumers when credit card charges are in question.
  20. Baby Boomers Beware: Financial Fraud That Targets Seniors

    Unfortunately, you can never retire from being the target of financial scams.
  21. 7 Tips For Closing A Credit Card

    Learn when it's a good idea to close a credit card, and how to make sure you do it right.
  22. 5 Big Mistakes Banks Made In 2010

    2010 was another tough year for banks. Find out the biggest mistakes these financial giants made in the past year.
  23. 5 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Financial Resolutions

    Don't let these slipups wreck your financial resolutions in 2011.
  24. Top 10 Tips For A Financially Safe Retirement

    You've worked hard to secure enough to retire, so make sure you keep it safe.
  25. Top 10 Tips For Buying Your First Home In 2011

    Buying your first home can be an exhilarating experience, provided you do some research, stay within a comfortable budget ...
  26. 5 Ways Your Partner Can Ruin Your Credit

    Financial disagreement is one of the top reasons couples split, and often after one person has ruined the other's finances.
  27. 5 Risky Mortgage Types To Avoid

    There are plenty of ways to end up with a bad mortgage. The risks of these five should make every homebuyer think twice before ...
  28. 9 Reasons To Say "No" To Credit

    Instead of rationalizing, learn to talk yourself out of buying things you can't afford.
  29. Digging Out Of Personal Debt

    Find out why good intentions can put consumers in an even bigger hole than before.
  30. 7 Mortgage Trends To Expect In 2011

    How will the year compare to 2010? What's likely to be different?
  31. Get Out Of Debt In 2011

    Here are some easy steps you can take to get your debt under control in the New Year.
  32. 6 Financial Questions To Ask Your Partner

    Discussing finances with you partner can save you loads of stress down the road.
  33. The Truth About Store Credit Cards

    Learn about the good, bad and the ugly behind store credit cards.
  34. Student Loan Debt: Is Consolidation The Answer?

    Consolidating your student loans offers convenience, but there are drawbacks.
  35. Quiz: How Do You Pay?

    We look at how the average person pays for every day expenses, gifts and bills. Are you an average consumer?
  36. Can You Hit A Perfect Credit Score?

    Everyone wants a great credit score, but few know exactly how to achieve perfection. Find out how your credit score is kept ...
  37. 9 For-Sale-By-Owner Mistakes

    Avoiding these errors will help ensure that your home sells quickly while allowing you to keep that commission fee for yourself.
  38. Water Cooler Finance: Barack Obama Vs. The World

    This week saw mixed indicators of our nation's financial stability - while jobless claims are down, housing prices are still ...
  39. Understanding Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Find out the meaning of this popular asset-backed security and its benefits for banks and investors.
  40. Top Tips For Year-End Car Buying

    'Tis the season to purchase new wheels, and these tips will help you drive away with the best price.
  41. Career Comparison: Real Estate Agent Or Mortgage Broker

    If you're considering one of these careers, this article is designed to help you make a logical choice between the two.
  42. What Exceeding Your Holiday Budget Really Costs

    And extra $500 may not seem like a lot around the holidays, but what else could that money be going towards, that would help ...
  43. 5 Consequences Of The Mortgage Crisis

    The mortgage crisis can still be felt all over the economy - and it is leading to some nasty side effects that will linger ...
  44. The Dirty Secret About Your Credit Score

    The tier system of credit scores leaves borrowers with little wiggle room.
  45. What Happened To The MBS Market?

    Find out how the fall of mortgage-backed securities has changed the financial landscape.
  46. 5 Ways To Buy A Foreclosed Home

    There is no shortage of foreclosure properties. Find out how you can buy one for yourself.
  47. How To Outsmart Private Mortgage Insurance

    It's possible to use a second mortgage to avoid this fee, but is it in your best interest?
  48. Should You Buy A House At Auction?

    The traditional real estate market isn't the only place to conduct your home search. Auctions also bring many buying opportunities. ...
  49. Strategic Default: Why Owners Are Abandoning Their Homes

    We explain how a strategic default works, what its implications are and whether there are any good alternatives.
  50. 5 Long-Term Consequences Of The Recession

    Apart from the headlines about jobs, this recession is doing damage in other areas that goes unnoticed.
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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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