Credit, Loans & Mortgages

  • Showing 1-50 of 3,076 items
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
  • 62
  • >>
  1. Collateralized Mortgage Obligation - CMO

    A type of mortgage-backed security in which principal repayments are organized according to their maturities and into different ...
  2. Buying A Second Home to Rent: Dos and Don'ts

    Mortgage interest rates are low, but consider these dos and don'ts before making the leap into rental property ownership.
  3. The Pros and Cons Of A 30-Year Mortgage

    It's the most popular choice, but home buyers with 30-year mortgages may be paying more to finance their home than they need ...
  4. How HELOCs Can Hurt You

    A home equity line of credit is a convenient way to borrow money. But, there are things to be cautious of so you don't get ...
  5. Comparison of a 30-Year vs. a 15-Year Mortgage

    Most homebuyers compare the monthly payments between mortgages, but what about these other points?
  6. The States with the Worst Student Debt (and Debtors)

    A new study reveals which states have the most indebted borrowers – which have those least likely to pay back their loans ...
  7. Getting a Mortgage While Being a Student

    Imagine leaving dorm life to live in your own home while you're in college. It's possible if you know how to get a mortgage ...
  8. Mortgage Discrimination: What to Watch For (WFC,BAC,JPM)

    Mortgage discrimination, even via major banks, still exists. How to recognize its signs.
  9. How Interest Rates Work On A Mortgage

    A step-by-step explanation of the interest calculations, mortgage types, and how the loan is eventually "retired" – which ...
  10. How to Invest When You're Deep in Debt

    Debt is one of the biggest obstacles that prevents people from investing - but it shouldn't be.
  11. How To Dispute a Credit Card Charge

    Follow these steps if you've been ripped off or spot an error on your bill.
  12. 10 Reasons to Use Your Credit Card

    Charging purchases is not always a no-no. In fact, there are some very sound reasons for choosing this option.
  13. Credit vs. Debit Cards: Which is Better?

    Be strategic about the card you choose
  14. These 10 Habits Will Help You Reach Financial Freedom

    Learn 10 key habits for achieving financial freedom, including smart budgeting, staying abreast of new tax deductions and ...
  15. 6 Cheap Ways to Get a Tax Refund Advance

    Tax-preparation companies offer tax refund advances to get customers in the door and collect fees on other services. Here ...
  16. Can a Mortgage Company Change the Terms?

    Buying a home? You'll need this guide on when a mortgage company can change your terms and why various closing costs can ...
  17. Share Your Future Income for College Tuition?

    As college tuition mounts, the idea of income-sharing agreements is becoming a more viable option for many.
  18. How to Refinance a VA Loan: Step-by-Step Guide

    How do you refinance a VA loan? In some cases it’s much easier than with a conventional loan. We explain.
  19. 10 Tips to Boost Credit Scores for Advisors and Clients

    Properly managing credit scores can help get new loans and save a lot of money in the process.
  20. The Interest Rates: APR, APY And EAR

    When most people shop for financial products, all they focus on is the listed interest rate. Human eyes instinctively dismiss ...
  21. How to Build Your Credit Score to 850

    Use these tips to increase your credit score and your ability to get low interest rates on loans.
  22. 5 Things You Shouldn't Tell Your Mortgage Broker

    Applying for a mortgage can be a strenuous process. Here are five things to avoid doing when meeting with your mortgage broker. ...
  23. Watch Out for "Junk" Mortgage Fees

    So many fees are tacked onto a mortgage, that it's easy to pay more than you have to.
  24. Can the Banking Industry Defend Itself Against Alternative Lending?

    If it learns to embrace fintech like its non-bank competitors have done.
  25. Mortgage

    A debt instrument, secured by the collateral of specified real estate property, that the borrower is obliged to pay back ...
  26. 4 Risky Moves People Are Making to Buy a Home

    A new study from Owners.com suggests that Americans may be willing to make some risky moves to buy a home in 2017. Here are ...
  27. 9 Gentrifying Neighborhoods in the Bay Area

    There are a number of gentrifying neighborhoods in the Bay Area, which is home to some of the highest rents and home prices ...
  28. 5 Things Debt Collectors Are Forbidden To Do

    You may owe money, but you still have rights. Know what's illegal.
  29. Should You Let Turbo Tax Share Your Data?

    Should you let TurboTax share your data? Possible reward: great deals on student loan refinancing. But there are issues.
  30. Loan-To-Value Ratio - LTV Ratio

    A lending risk assessment ratio that financial institutions and others lenders examine before approving a mortgage.
  31. Pre-Qualified Vs. Pre-Approved - What's The Difference?

    These terms may sound the same, but they mean very different things for homebuyers.
  32. Student Debt: Women Owe More

    A new research study shows that women carry more student loan debt than men.
  33. A Good Credit Score: Why Do You Need It?

    Your credit score can affect your ability to borrow money, buy a house or even get a job.
  34. How to Build Excellent Credit and Improve Your Credit Score

    There are several things you can do to protect and improve your credit score.
  35. Lien

    The legal right of a creditor to sell the collateral property of a debtor who fails to meet the obligations of a loan contract. ...
  36. Should I Pay Down a Mortgage or Invest the Money?

    Does it make sense to pay down a mortgage or invest that money instead?
  37. Collateral

    Property or other assets that a borrower offers a lender to secure a loan. If the borrower stops making the promised loan ...
  38. Which is better, a fixed or variable rate loan?

    A variable interest rate loan is a loan in which the interest rate charged on the outstanding balance varies as market interest ...
  39. Healthier Credit Scores Point to Bullish Economy

    Credit scores indicate that consumers may be back on their feet after the Great Recession.
  40. How to Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud

    Credit card fraud is sharply up. Learn the worst types and how to protect yourself.
  41. Should You Buy or Build a Home?

    You're ready for a new house. Should you buy it or build it? Here's how to think through the pros and cons, whether it's ...
  42. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Home

    Don't make these common blunders on your way to buying a new home.
  43. Buying a Home: Cash Vs. Mortgage

    If you have the funds, should you buy your home with all cash? Here's how to decide which option – cash or mortgage – makes ...
  44. Timeless Financial Planning Lessons That Still Make Sense

    These financial planning oldies but goodies still carry some weight.
  45. Why Buying Starter Home Now Is a Bad Idea

    Buying a starter home now may not be the best investment with slow-growing equity and added costs.
  46. The Mortgage-Backed Security Market Faces Major Tumoil (MBB, VMBS)

    The Fed is expected to begin selling off its $1.75 trillion portfolio of mortgage-backed securities.
  47. 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. ...
  48. How to Start Saving for a House

    If you're serious about saving to buy a house, be willing to cut down or cut out unnecessary expenses. It can be done with ...
  49. What is the 1003 mortgage application form?

    Learn about the 1003 mortgage application form, what information it requires and why this form is the industry standard for ...
  50. Affirm, Inc.

    Affirm’s initial product is a lending solution that can be used to pay for purchases at a variety of online or bricks and ...
  • Showing 1-50 of 3,076 items
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
  • 62
  • >>
Save Money
  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.
Trading Center