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  1. Mortgage Guide For Thirty-Somethings

    Five things to consider before you sign on the dotted line for a mortgage.
  2. Review: Discover Credit Cards

    Discover it cards still offer generous rewards and no annual fee. But how generous depends on which card you end up with, ...
  3. How is venture capital different from other kinds of equity financing?

    Learn how venture capital equity financing differs from other funding options and what companies need to be aware of prior ...
  4. Review: Old Navy Credit Cards Costs & Benefits

    If Old Navy is your favorite store, here's the lowdown on its two credit cards. Interest rates are high, but rewards are ...
  5. Review: Banana Republic Cards' Costs & Benefits

    You get rewards for buying at any store in the Gap chain. Does that make one of the Banana Republic store cards worth adding ...
  6. How To Pick The Right Lender When Refinancing A Mortgage

    Refinancing your mortgage has never been easier with the range of lenders and access to information that are available to ...
  7. Will Alex Tsipras Change The European Economy?

    A debt default and a Euro exit by Greece's leaders would likely cause more harm to Greece's economy than to the EU, of which ...
  8. Visa vs. MasterCard: Is There a Difference?

    Visa and MasterCard are two of the most widely used credit card brands. But are the differences between the two significant ...
  9. What's the difference between a letter of credit and a bank guarantee?

    Learn how letters of credit and bank guarantees differ, how they are used by banks and companies, and how buyers apply to ...
  10. Looking To Clear Up Your Credit Report?

    If you look at your credit report you might see any number of various items that are harmful to your credit score, but you ...
  11. How To Find A Job With Poor Credit?

    It's not legal for an employer to refuse to hire you for having bad credit, but he doesn't have to say that you weren't hired ...
  12. How do I find out my bank's bid-ask spread for currency conversions?

    Learn how to find your bank's bid-ask spreads for currency conversions, and understand why you should consider alternative ...
  13. Capital One Cards: VentureOne Vs. Venture Rewards

    Which Capital One rewards credit card offers the best deal for you?
  14. When is it necessary to get a letter of credit?

    Capitalize on assets and negate risks by using a letter of credit. Letters of credit are often requested for buying, selling ...
  15. Can entities other than banks issue letters of credit?

    Obtaining a letter of credit from a non-bank is legally acceptable according to the ICC, but companies tend to prefer to ...
  16. Credit Card Review: The Amazon.com Rewards Visa

    The rewards from
  17. What is the difference between APR and APY?

    Learn about the difference between the calculations for APR and APY. APY takes into account the number of times that the ...
  18. 5 Top Credit Karma Tools To Keep Your Credit High

    As if the free, no-strings credit checkup weren't enough, this site also gives you personalized feedback to make you a better ...
  19. Credit Card Review: Southwest Rapid Rewards Cards

    Do Southwest Airlines' free checked bags make one of their credit cards a good choice for you?
  20. Why do some credit cards offer introductory APRs?

    Understand how introductory APRs from credit card companies can help or hurt your personal finances. Learn how to use these ...
  21. Do lenders offer floating APRs?

    Learn about credit cards with floating, variable and fixed APRs. Explore introductory rates offered by two leading credit ...
  22. Are APRs different in different countries?

    Learn about the term APR and how it is used in the United States and other countries. Explore why different lenders charge ...
  23. What loans do and don't have an APR?

    Learn about what annual percentage rates (APR) are and what they mean. Explore different fixed and variable APRs charge by ...
  24. How American Express Counts on Your Profligacy

    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  25. What is a bank's legal liability when issuing a letter of credit?

    Learn the responsibility of banks that issue letters of credit Letters of credits ensure payment on transactions between ...
  26. When are you legally required to get a letter of credit?

    Learn how exporters or importers who deal in international trade use letters of credit to ensure that transactions are safe, ...
  27. Best Credit Cards For 2015

    The best credit card for you depends on your financial goals. Our choices for the best cards in 4 different categories.
  28. Undervalued Franchises: The Best Choice?

    Searching for an undervalued franchise? Here's a quick guide to what's hot and what's a good bet.
  29. How Bad Is My Credit Score?

    You've seen the number, but what does it mean? Here's how to assess your credit score and get to a better place if needed.
  30. Credit Card Review: The Target REDCard

    Target's credit cards provide direct discounts, charge no fees, and give a surprising education bonus to local schools. But ...
  31. Are You Spending Too Much?

    Post-holiday credit card bills are just one signal that it's time to cut back on spending. Here are others.
  32. What are the pros and cons of owning an equity REIT versus a mortgage REIT?

    Learn about investing in equity, mortgage and hybrid REITs. Explore the different strategies REITs employ to generate income ...
  33. What is the debt ratio for an FHA loan?

    Borrowing through the Federal Housing Administration requires individuals to provide proof of income as well as information ...
  34. What factors should I consider when shopping for the best mortgage lender?

    Comparing lenders to obtain the best mortgage loan requires research and willingness to shop around for the best loan to ...
  35. What are common factors that lower your net worth?

    Net worth is determined by calculating financial assets versus liabilities. As the liabilities increase versus the assets, ...
  36. P2P Loans: Consider the Payoffs; Assess The Risks

    The available data seems to indicate that P2P loans, although risky, promise great payoffs, and the prospects of good returns ...
  37. Understanding Credit

    Credit has three common meanings in the financial world.
  38. How Foreign Transaction Fees Work

    Using a credit card when you travel can be costly. Here's what you need to know about foreign transaction fees – plus tips ...
  39. Buying A House? Avoid These 7 Mistakes

    Owning your own home gives you a feeling of independence that renting can’t offer, and there are big financial benefits, ...
  40. American Express: Headwinds and Tailwinds

    Any investors considering a position in American Express need to know these important facts.
  41. Should Your Retiring Clients Pay Off A Mortgage?

    Should your retiring clients pay off their mortgages? It's more complicated than 'yes' or 'no,' so here's a quick guide.
  42. Pros and Cons Of The My Best Buy Credit Card

    If Best Buy is your home away from home, a Best Buy credit card may pay off for you. Otherwise, a cash back card may be the ...
  43. Gold Vs. Platinum AmEx Card: Which Is For You?

    A close look at the benefits – and fees – of these two levels of shining "metal" cards from American Express.
  44. PayPal Vs. Credit Card: Which Is Safer?

    Does using PayPal help protect you against identity theft – or does it just add yet another place where cyber thieves can ...
  45. Where To Get A Mortgage If You Have Bad Credit

    Here's where to go if you have a low credit score and still want a mortgage.
  46. Credit Cards That Get You Into Airport Lounges

    These four credit cards will gain you coveted access to all that free food and peace, while your fellow travelers mill around ...
  47. 5 Ways To Get The Best Mortgage Rates

    A mortgage is the biggest loan most people have. Be sure you get the best possible terms – you'll be paying it off for years.
  48. Is it a good idea to add a reverse mortgage to your retirement strategy?

    A reverse mortgage can be a great way to increase retirement income. Does it work for everyone? What happens after a homeowner ...
  49. Why Credit Karma Is Free & How It Makes Money

    Credit scores originally were built for lenders, but now Credit Karma makes the system work for consumers, too – and makes ...
  50. Picking A Lender: Quicken Loans Or A Local Bank?

    Online mortgage lender Quicken Loans has become known for its convenience and customer service. But brick-and-mortar banks ...
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