Credit, Loans & Mortgages

  1. Top 5 Must-Haves For Flipping Houses

    January 26, 2016
    Flipping a house means a lot more than just giving it a fresh coat of paint and a new mailbox. Here's what else you'll need. ...
  2. Tools for Finding the Right Loan or Grant for Your Small Business

    January 25, 2016
    Learn more about some of the best tools, resources and organizations available to connect small business owners with business ...
  3. 7 Ways to Use a Strong Credit Score During Retirement

    January 25, 2016
    Find out why it is important to maintain a good credit in retirement. Learn seven reasons not to leave your credit score ...
  4. Amazon Financing Comes to the U.K.: Is America Next?

    January 25, 2016
    Amazon has unveiled a great credit product in the U.K. Will America be the next country to have access to this financing ...
  5. Why You Should Use Your Credit Card For Purchases

    January 22, 2016
    Responsible credit card users who always pay off their monthly balances should use their cards to buy everything.
  6. Steps To Buying A Home

    January 22, 2016
    No matter what type of property you’re eyeing, there are steps you can take to protect your investment.
  7. 6 Personal Finance Tips to Start 2016

    January 22, 2016
    The new year is an excellent opportunity to review your personal financial plan and take steps to get on track to meet your ...
  8. Credit Card Rates: How the Fed Interest Rate Rise Hits Cards

    January 21, 2016
    The U.S. Federal Reserve recently raised the lending rate from 0% to 0.25% – the first time since 2006. How does that affect ...
  9. Mortgage Rates: How the Interest Rate Rise Affects Mortgages

    January 21, 2016
    A look at what makes home-related loans move the way they do. The surprise: Mortgage rates don't necessarily follow interest ...
  10. Warren Buffett: Be Fearful When Others are Greedy

    January 21, 2016
    It is prudent for the investor to understand when the party has gone on long enough and the clock is about to strike midnight. ...
  11. Building an Emergency Fund

    January 20, 2016
    Do you have enough savings to cover the costs of unforeseen crises? We show you how to plan ahead.
  12. Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

    January 19, 2016
    Private mortgage insurance, or PMI, protects lenders against loss if a borrower defaults.
  13. How Points Relate to Financial Instruments

    January 19, 2016
    Points usually refer to the measurement of some change in a financial instrument’s value.
  14. 7 Essential Ways to Save on Moving Costs

    January 19, 2016
    Because buying a house isn’t cheap, funds might be limited during your move. So, to avoid additional stress, here are seven ...
  15. Student Loan Refinancing: The Pros and Cons

    January 19, 2016
    To refinance your student loan or not? Here are the top pros and cons to consider.
  16. Loan

    January 19, 2016
    A loan is the act of giving money, property or other material goods to another party with the expectation of being repaid.
  17. 8 Ways for Retirees to Improve Their Credit Score

    January 19, 2016
    These simple strategies will go a long way toward helping raise a damaged credit score.
  18. 10 Unfamiliar Ways to Help Pay Down Medical Bills

    January 19, 2016
    Mounting medical bills can be frightening. But these out-of-the-box solutions can help you avoid ruining your credit rating ...
  19. The Six of the Best Credit Cards for Seniors

    January 14, 2016
    You’re retired, but the expenses don't stop. If you’re looking for a new credit card, which should you choose? Here are six ...
  20. Disney Rewards Visa vs. Disney Premier Visa Card

    January 13, 2016
    Disney lovers, find out which Disney credit card is right for you.
  21. Best 3 Mortgage Calculator Websites for Canadian Residents

    January 12, 2016
    Understand the key features of Canadian mortgages, and discover a few of the best online mortgage calculators for Canadian ...
  22. Business Vs. Consumer Credit Reports: What's the Difference?

    January 12, 2016
    Find out the difference between a business credit report and a personal credit report, and why it should matter for business ...
  23. Best 3 Mortgage Calculator Websites without PMI

    January 12, 2016
    Discover the three best mortgage calculator websites online that do not require you to factor private mortgage insurance ...
  24. The Best "Buy to Let" Mortgage Calculator Websites

    January 11, 2016
    Understand the features of a buy-to-let mortgage in the United Kingdom, and discover some of the best buy-to-let mortgage ...
  25. How To Lend Money To Family And Not Regret It

    January 8, 2016
    Denying a family member’s request for a loan is hard to do, and not too common.
  26. What Is the Lowest Credit Score?

    January 6, 2016
    Learn about the different types of credit scores available to borrowers, and find out about the lowest scores under each ...
  27. 4 Personal Loans Sources for Fair Credit

    January 6, 2016
    Discover the best places to apply for an unsecured personal loan if you have only fair credit, including information on rates ...
  28. High Debt and Savings Rates Hinder China's Economy

    January 5, 2016
    China's recent debt explosion seems odd considering its high savings rate, but the two are related and may provide the key ...
  29. Pros & Cons of Healthcare Credit Cards

    January 5, 2016
    Do you need help paying for a medical procedure? Are you struggling with medical copayments? A healthcare credit card can ...
  30. Single-Family vs. Multi-Family Homes

    January 5, 2016
    What's the benefit of a single-family home versus multi-family units?
  31. How To Apply For a Personal Loan

    January 5, 2016
    Learn about different avenues for applying for a personal loan, and learn valuable tips to help you get your personal loan ...
  32. New Construction vs. Existing Homes

    January 5, 2016
    Thinking of buying a new home? Consider the differences between new homes and existing construction.
  33. Why Retirees Shouldn’t Use Credit Cards

    January 4, 2016
    Many financial experts discourage credit card use for all consumers, especially retirees.
  34. Best Credit Cards of 2016

    December 31, 2015
    These credit card companies take different approaches to reward you for making purchases you'd have made anyway. The key ...
  35. How to Lower Refinance Closing Costs

    December 31, 2015
    Refinancing a mortgage can save you money but it isn't free. There are closing costs associated with a refinance and how ...
  36. Can I Afford a House in 2016?

    December 30, 2015
    Start the homebuying process in 2016 before mortgage rates increase. More sellers are expected to list their homes, resulting ...
  37. APR and APY: Why Your Bank Hopes You Can't Tell The Difference

    December 29, 2015
    Banks use these rates to entice borrowers and investors. Find out what you're really getting.
  38. 3 Best Mortgage Calculator Websites for UK Residents

    December 29, 2015
    Identify the features offered by good U.K. mortgage calculators, and learn where you can find some of the best calculators ...
  39. Top 10 Personal Finance Stories of 2015

    December 29, 2015
    Every year is the year to start saving money, and 2015 was no different.
  40. Lender

    December 28, 2015
    A lender provides funds to another with the expectation those funds will be repaid with interest.
  41. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

    December 28, 2015
    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or the FDCPA, prohibits debt collectors from using abusive, unfair or deceptive practices ...
  42. Encumbrance

    December 28, 2015
    An encumbrance is a claim against a property by another party.
  43. The Performance of Major Credit Rating Agencies

    December 28, 2015
    The performance of major independent credit rating agencies is a controversial topic, particularly due to the strength of ...
  44. Lose 10 Pounds Of Overspending

    December 28, 2015
    Bad spending habits are not always obvious. What could you be doing to ensure that your money's going where it should?
  45. Do You Have What It Takes to Sell Your Home?

    December 24, 2015
    Selling your home on your own can save you money. But you'll need market knowledge, marketing skills and the drive to successfully ...
  46. Arrears

    December 23, 2015
    An account is in arrears when one or more required payments have been missed.
  47. Top Unsecured Credit Cards to Build Credit in 2016

    December 23, 2015
    Conventional wisdom advises you to get a credit card that will help you build positive credit. Here are four that can do ...
  48. 5 Tips to Lower Your Sallie Mae Payments

    December 23, 2015
    Learn the essential tips on how to work with the Sallie Mae Corporation to lower the monthly payments on your private student ...
  49. Best 3 Mortgage Calculator Websites with PMI

    December 22, 2015
    Learn more about all of the factors behind PMI, and discover the three best websites that provide a mortgage calculator that ...
  50. Expert Tips for Cutting Credit Card Debt

    December 21, 2015
    Managing your debt could mean the difference between spending $45,000 or saving $184,000.
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