Credit, Loans & Mortgages

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  1. Incomes Rising Faster Than Home Prices, Inflation Next?

    September 25, 2016
    Home prices have been rising at a faster clip than incomes, a trend caused in part by the Great Recession, which has led ...
  2. 5 Best Credit Cards for Groceries (AXP, BAC)

    September 24, 2016
    These five credit cards with cash-back reward programs offer consumers a great way to capitalize on everyday purchases such ...
  3. A Wealth Building Strategy You Never Hear About

    September 22, 2016
    While 30-year loans dominate the mortgage market, the 15-year loan holds far more power to diminish your debt and ultimately ...
  4. Need a Microloan? Try a Nonprofit Microfinance Lender

    September 21, 2016
    Microfinancing is aiding U.S. small businesses by providing loans as low as $500, known as a microloans, to people who would ...
  5. 3 Reasons Why Mobile Homes Are Gaining Popularity

    September 20, 2016
    Mobile homes are becoming increasingly popular because they are relatively inexpensive, can be built quickly and have made ...
  6. 4 Common Banking Habits of Millennials

    September 20, 2016
    Here’s how the banking habits of millennials differ substantially from those of previous generations.
  7. What Is the True Cost of Owning a Home?

    September 19, 2016
    Buying a home is part of the American dream. But what happens when you add up all the costs associated with buying a home?
  8. Why Retirees Are Carrying More Debt Than Ever

    September 16, 2016
    As people reach retirement they are carrying more debt than ever before. Why and what to watch for.
  9. First-Time Homebuyer's Guide

    September 16, 2016
    Buying a home for the first time can seem daunting. Learn the buying process & what to watch out for in order to be a ...
  10. Analysts See LendingTree Stalling (TREE)

    September 16, 2016
    Analysts are growing increasingly cautious over LendingTree Inc.’s future.
  11. 6 Things Foreign Buyers of U.S. Real Estate Need to Know

    September 16, 2016
    Rising home prices and a strong dollar are making it tough for foreign buyers of U.S. real estate to pay cash. What to expect ...
  12. The Benefits of a Mortgage in Low Rate Environment

    September 15, 2016
    The idea of simply paying off the mortgage has become an antiquated way of thinking due to the current low interest rate ...
  13. How Much Cheaper are Bitcoin Fees than Credit Card Fees?

    September 13, 2016
    Bitcoin transaction fees are starting to rise as the network gets backlogged due to more usage, but are still much lower ...
  14. Is It Bad to Have a Lien on Your House?

    September 12, 2016
    Liens attach to an asset, not an individual, and are intended to protect creditors. And they can be removed.
  15. How to Protect Against Private Student Loan Servicers

    September 12, 2016
    The CFPB’s recent student loan settlement with Wells Fargo highlights how important it is to know how to protect against ...
  16. How Many Mortgage Lenders Should You Apply To? (FICO)

    September 10, 2016
    Applying to multiple mortgage lenders can get you a better deal, but it comes with a few drawbacks.
  17. Credit Unions vs. Banks: Which Is Better?

    September 10, 2016
    Credit unions vs. banks: Even though most Americans have accounts with a traditional big bank, many Americans are opting ...
  18. How Do Mortgage Lenders Get Paid and Make Money?

    September 9, 2016
    When homebuyers educate themselves on how mortgage lenders get paid and make money, they are more likely to save thousands ...
  19. Are travel rewards credit cards worth it?

    September 9, 2016
    A travel rewards credit card may be worth it depending on how frequently you travel and whether you can afford to spend on ...
  20. Do Credit Unions Offer the Best Auto Loan Rates?

    September 8, 2016
    Credit unions' auto loan rates are often lower than the rates at dealerships and traditional banks. Learn the pros and cons ...
  21. BofA's CEO Sees Strength in U.S. Consumer (BAC)

    September 8, 2016
    Bank of America CEO Moynihan's optimism about the U.S. consumer may bode well for retail shares
  22. Mortgage vs. Home-Equity Loan: How They Differ

    September 8, 2016
    Mortgages and home-equity loans both use the borrower's home value as collateral.
  23. Is the CFA Useful for Corporate Finance?

    September 8, 2016
    The CFA is useful for some job functions, but an MBA may better suit younger workers.
  24. Deutsche Bank Extends Tesla $300M Credit Line (TSLA, SCTY)

    September 7, 2016
    Tesla has entered into an agreement with Deutsche Bank to borrow up to $300 million for its vehicle leasing program.
  25. Buying a Home: Cash Vs. Mortgage

    September 7, 2016
    If you have the funds, should you buy your home with all cash? Here's how to decide which option – cash or mortgage – makes ...
  26. Fed Beige Book Calls Economic Expansion "Modest"

    September 7, 2016
    The Fed described economic growth, a key issue In the presidential elections, as modest or moderate in most of its 12 districts
  27. Finding the Best Mortgage Rates in 2016

    September 7, 2016
    As home-buying technology has progressed, the process of finding the best mortgage rates for 2016 can all be done online.
  28. Amazon And Wells Fargo End Private Student Loans Partnership (AMZN, WFC)

    September 7, 2016
    The partnership, which was announced barely six weeks ago, came under a firestorm of criticism from nonprofits and senators. ...
  29. Are balance transfers worth it?

    September 7, 2016
    Balance transfers on credit cards are often a way to save a lot of money over the short and medium term.
  30. Land Loans: 3 Things to Know Before You Buy Land

    September 7, 2016
    Getting a loan for land involves getting land surveys, determining its intended use, and obtaining terms from banks, credit ...
  31. Counteroffer

    September 6, 2016
    A type of offer made in response to another offer, which was seen as unacceptable. A counteroffer revises the initial offer, ...
  32. Backlog

    September 6, 2016
    A build-up of work that needs to be taken care of. The term "backlog" has a number of uses in finance. It may refer to a ...
  33. Asset Management

    September 6, 2016
    1. The management of a client's investments by a financial services company, usually an investment bank. The company will ...
  34. When Are Mortgage Lenders Better Than Banks?

    September 6, 2016
    Individuals seeking a mortgage loan should consider factors or circumstances that may make a mortgage lender a better choice ...
  35. What to Consider When You Finance a Home

    September 6, 2016
    These are the many factors that need to be considered when obtaining financing for a home.
  36. 5 Best Banks for Home Loans (FRME, RF)

    September 6, 2016
    Here are the five best banks for home loans, broken down into the best 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, 5/1 ARM, FHA and VA ...
  37. Mortgage Payments Don't Decrease Over Time (Most of the Time)

    September 6, 2016
    Mortgage payments do not decrease over time in most cases. However, their composition changes in other ways, such as having ...
  38. 5 Best Companies to Refinance Your Car (STI)

    September 5, 2016
    High interest on a car loan can cost you money that you could be using to pay down other bills. Check out the best auto refinance ...
  39. MasterCard vs. AMEX Platinum Card: Which Has Better Benefits? (MA, AXP)

    September 4, 2016
    Both are good choices, but which is best?
  40. 2016's 5 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000 (HMC, F)

    September 3, 2016
    The best cars under $30,000 come in a variety of styles and sizes, from practical, compact sport utility vehicles to nimble, ...
  41. 4 Ways to Get the Best Auto Loan Deals

    September 3, 2016
    With interest rates near historical lows, it's a great time to buy a car. Here is how to get the very best deal on an auto ...
  42. Is Credit Karma Safe and Secure?

    September 2, 2016
    Although Credit Karma has developed numerous security measures, it has unclear privacy policy terms and has had previous ...
  43. Airbnb Hosts: Refinancing Your Home Could Be Tougher

    September 1, 2016
    If you host people through Airbnb, you could be unable to get a home-equity loan.
  44. PayPower Visa Prepaid Card: What You Need to Know (HAWK)

    September 1, 2016
    The PayPower prepaid card is an alternative to checking accounts and credit cards, but many online reviewers are unhappy ...
  45. When do mortgage payments usually start?

    September 1, 2016
    Discover when your first mortgage payment is due and how it differs from rent. Learn about the closing process and why you ...
  46. How do travel rewards cards work?

    September 1, 2016
    Travel reward credit cards use a points-based system to help consumers earn bonuses and other incentives, such as airline ...
  47. Easiest and Hardest Cities for Getting a Mortgage

    August 31, 2016
    Since the housing market crash of 2007, tight credit has made it harder to finance a home. Here are the 5 easiest and hardest ...
  48. How the Firestone Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards

    August 31, 2016
    The Firestone credit card offers customers a way to finance car repairs and new tires.
  49. Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for a Mortgage

    August 30, 2016
    Homebuyers should think like lenders and fix their credit profiles before applying for a home loan.
  50. How to Deal With Negative Equity on a Car Loan

    August 30, 2016
    The dangers of having a negative equity car loan are real. Here's how to get out from under it.
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