Credit, Loans & Mortgages

  1. How Do Mortgage Lenders Get Paid and Make Money?

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

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

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

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

    Mortgages and home-equity loans both use the borrower's home value as collateral.
  6. Is the CFA Useful for Corporate Finance?

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

    Tesla has entered into an agreement with Deutsche Bank to borrow up to $300 million for its vehicle leasing program.
  8. 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 ...
  9. Fed Beige Book Calls Economic Expansion "Modest"

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...
  16. Asset Management

    1. The management of a client's investments by a financial services company, usually an investment bank. The company will ...
  17. What to Consider When You Finance a Home

    These are the many factors that need to be considered when obtaining financing for a home.
  18. 5 Best Banks for Home Loans (FRME, RF)

    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 ...
  19. Mortgage Payments Don't Decrease Over Time (Most of the Time)

    Mortgage payments do not decrease over time in most cases. However, their composition changes in other ways, such as having ...
  20. 5 Best Companies to Refinance Your Car (STI)

    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 ...
  21. MasterCard vs. AMEX Platinum Card: Which Has Better Benefits? (MA, AXP)

    Both are good choices, but which is best?
  22. 2016's 5 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000 (HMC, F)

    The best cars under $30,000 come in a variety of styles and sizes, from practical, compact sport utility vehicles to nimble, ...
  23. 4 Ways to Get the Best Auto Loan Deals

    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 ...
  24. Is Credit Karma Safe and Secure?

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

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

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

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

    Travel reward credit cards use a points-based system to help consumers earn bonuses and other incentives, such as airline ...
  29. How the Firestone Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards

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

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

    The dangers of having a negative equity car loan are real. Here's how to get out from under it.
  32. Do balance transfers hurt your credit?

    The extent of the hit to your credit score depends on credit utilization.
  33. Here's How to Get a Car With No Down Payment

    Here are some ways that you can buy a car with no down payment while also avoiding higher interest rates.
  34. How the TJ Maxx Credit Cards Work: Benefits & Rewards (TJX)

    Learn about the benefits and rewards of T.J. Maxx credit cards, and discover if there are better alternatives.
  35. 4 Best Credit Cards for Military Veterans in 2016

    Discover the four best credit cards for veterans, including the programs with the best airline mileage rewards, points for ...
  36. How often does Credit Karma update? (EFX, TRU)

    Credit Karma lets you track your credit for free. Your Credit Karma account updates every seven days, but some changes might ...
  37. How to Sell a Car With a Lien

    Vehicle owners wondering how to sell a car with a lien on the certificate of title have four options to both remove the lien ...
  38. Fico vs. Experian vs. Equifax: Their Pros and Cons (FICO, EFX)

    FICO, Experian and Equifax all provide information about a borrower's credit history. However, important differences exist ...
  39. Visa Signature vs. MasterCard World Elite: How They Differ

    Learn about the key similarities and differences between the Visa Signature and MasterCard World Elite lines of credit cards ...
  40. Purchasing a Home with Bad Credit Is Possible: Here's How

    A bad credit report can become an obstacle, resulting in denials for credit or higher interest rates, but borrowers with ...
  41. How the Goodyear Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (GT)

    Find out about the benefits and rewards of the Goodyear Credit Card. Learn which customers benefit most from it, and identify ...
  42. An Introduction to Student Loans and the FAFSA

    Learn how to fill out the FAFSA form so that it is easier for you to fund your education.
  43. 3 Tips to Refinance a Mobile Home Loan

    Refinancing a mobile home loan is possible if the borrower meets certain criteria. Here are a handful of useful tips on refinancing ...
  44. A Quick Guide to How FAFSA Loans Work

    If you’re headed to college and want to know how to apply for financial aid, this is where you need to start.
  45. 3 Best Credit Cards for Restaurants in 2016 (COST)

    Credit cards with restaurant rewards can be lucrative, if they are managed properly. Here are three cards with the best features. ...
  46. How Do Mortgage Lenders Calculate Affordability?

    Home affordability is an important question for prospective homeowners and mortgage lenders alike. It is generally a function ...
  47. What's the difference between FHA and conventional loans?

    Conventional mortgages require higher credit scores than FHA mortgages.
  48. Univision MasterCard Prepaid Card: What You Need to Know (MGI, WU)

    The Univision MasterCard prepaid card markets itself as a safe alternative to cash, but competing cards may offer better ...
  49. Do mortgage lenders work on weekends? (WFC)

    Since weekends typically are the best time for home-buyers, it behooves lenders to be on-hand to serve.
  50. Keynesian Put

    A Keynesian Put is the expectation that markets and the economy will be supported by fiscal policy stimulus measures.
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