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  1. Why More Millennials Need Credit Cards

    July 22, 2016
    Here's why more Millennials should have credit cards – even though a majority don’t.
  2. VBMFX: Overview of World's Largest Bond Mutual Fund

    July 21, 2016
    VBMFX: Find out top positions in the world's largest bond fund, the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund.
  3. It Pays to Be a ‘HENRY’

    July 21, 2016
    Why? Because being a “High Earner Not Rich Yet” may help you buy the house of your dreams with a lower down payment.
  4. Visa Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect? (V, COST)

    July 20, 2016
    Visa shares rose almost 1% higher Wednesday in anticipation of solid third-quarter earnings results Thursday.
  5. 4 Unexpected Things That Lower Your Credit

    July 20, 2016
    It's important to maintain a good credit score. Discover what could be lowering it without your knowledge.
  6. Is House Price or Interest Rate More Important?

    July 20, 2016
    Deciding which factor is more important can make a difference in monthly payments, ability to move and Homowner's Association ...
  7. 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

    July 20, 2016
    By avoiding these six pitfalls when purchasing a home, you will be in a much better position to make an educated choice before ...
  8. American Express Earnings on Tap: What to Expect? (AXP, COST)

    July 19, 2016
    The company appears to have put the worst behind it, but what will drive growth in the quarters and years ahead?
  9. What to Expect in Morgan Stanley Earnings (MS, MSFT)

    July 18, 2016
    Morgan Stanley has made moves to fix its main business segments like corporate bond revenue, but declines in both the trading ...
  10. China’s Housing Market Slowed Down in June

    July 18, 2016
    33 out of 55 Chinese cities with price increases posted slower growth in the month, compared with May, leading to a contraction ...
  11. Wal-Mart Bans Visa In Some Canadian Stores (WMT,V)

    July 18, 2016
    Wal-Mart bans Visa in some Canadian stores as the two giants battle over processing fees
  12. Credit Card Debt: America’s Biggest Struggle?

    July 18, 2016
    Dealing with credit card debt is a huge struggle for many American families. Here are some tips to get you started.
  13. Debt Consolidation Made Easy

    July 18, 2016
    Five steps to consolidate and pay off your debt.
  14. Digging Out Of Personal Debt

    July 18, 2016
    Good intentions can put consumers in even more personal debt.
  15. Dawn Of The Zombie Debt

    July 18, 2016
    Are old debts coming back to haunt you? We'll show you how to keep these zombies from eating you alive.
  16. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Home

    July 15, 2016
    Understand five specific mistakes to avoid when buying a new home.
  17. Trended Credit Data Could Increase Interest Rates for Borrowers (FNMA, EFX)

    July 14, 2016
    Mortgage lenders will soon be required to use trended credit data to qualify borrowers. As a result, many borrowers could ...
  18. 8 Essential Four-Letter Words for Financial Health

    July 14, 2016
    By embracing these four-letter words, you can take the steps necessary to improve your financial health.
  19. Dropping Mortgage Rates and the Next Refi Boom (Z)

    July 14, 2016
    Mortgage rates have been dropping more than expected, creating a possibility for another refinance boom if rates drop further.
  20. Royal Dutch Shell Rating Downgraded (RDS.A, RDS.B)

    July 13, 2016
    S&P downgraded Shell's credit rating to 'A' as market conditions remain difficult.
  21. Funding College: How to Perform a Sanity Check

    July 12, 2016
    Summer is an ideal time for high school seniors and their parents to take a sanity check and make sure the chosen collegiate ...
  22. How Interest Rates Work On Car Loans

    July 12, 2016
    Three big facts to know – and some numbers to crunch to get the best deal.
  23. OCC Warns Auto Loan Market Speeding Toward Trouble

    July 12, 2016
    Auto loan lenders may face trouble with the OCC warning of delinquencies and defaults.
  24. Using 529 Plans to Save for College

    July 11, 2016
    Paying for college is no easy feat. Here is a lowdown on 529 plans, the educational savings plans that help families set ...
  25. Is Shell’s Credit Rating at Risk? (RDS.A, RDS.B)

    July 10, 2016
    Shell says its $30 billion asset disposal program could be delayed because of Brexit, potentially putting the company's credit ...
  26. How does your checking account affect your credit score?

    July 10, 2016
    Learn how your checking account is related to your credit score, as well as what types of banking activities do and do not ...
  27. Can a debt collector contact me about a debt that's no longer on my credit report?

    July 10, 2016
    Learn about the circumstances that allow a debt collector to contact a consumer about a past-due debt that is not on a credit ...
  28. What to Know about Alternative Finance Platforms

    July 8, 2016
    From crowdfunding to P2P lending, this rundown tells you what you should know about some of the more popular types of online ...
  29. Debt Forgiveness: Escape Your Student Loans

    July 8, 2016
    There are income-based plans and forgiveness for public-service employees. The latest wrinkle: loan forgiveness because the ...
  30. How to Use Your Credit and Debit Card Safely

    July 8, 2016
    Arm yourself with these strategies on how to safely use your credit and debit cards, and protect yourself from fraud and ...
  31. What Makes An M&A Deal Work?

    July 8, 2016
    Do you know why companies merge? Here we'll take a look at three successful company acquisitions and why they succeeded. ...
  32. 9 States With the Highest Tax Burdens

    July 8, 2016
    Which state you live in can mean thousands of dollars saved or lost in taxes each year. Here's a list of states to avoid ...
  33. It's All Related: Interest, Mortgages, the Economy

    July 7, 2016
    The article looks into the relationship between the economy, interest rates and mortgage rates.
  34. S&P Downgrades Australia’s Sovereign Debt Outlook

    July 6, 2016
    S&P revised Australia's sovereign rating outlook from stable to negative citing budget deficit and uncertain political ...
  35. How The Federal Reserve Affects Mortgage Rates

    July 6, 2016
    The Federal Reserve can impact the cost of funds for banks and consequently for mortgage borrowers when maintaining economic ...
  36. New Alternatives to Payday Loans

    July 6, 2016
    Some companies are offering employees easy ways to access their paychecks early. Staffers gain – payday lenders lose out. ...
  37. Deferred Interest

    July 6, 2016
    The amount of interest that is added to the principal balance of a loan when the contractual terms of that loan allow for ...
  38. Weighted Average Life - WAL

    July 6, 2016
    The average number of years for which each dollar of unpaid principal on a loan or mortgage remains outstanding. Once calculated, ...
  39. Murabaha

    July 6, 2016
    An Islamic financing structure, where an intermediary buys a property with free and clear title to it. The intermediary and ...
  40. Bad Credit

    July 6, 2016
    A qualification of an individual's credit history that indicates that a borrower carries a higher credit risk. A low credit ...
  41. Mortgage Originator

    July 6, 2016
    An institution or individual that works with a borrower to complete a mortgage transaction. A mortgage originator can be ...
  42. Uncommitted Facility

    July 6, 2016
    An agreement between a lender and a borrower whereby the lender agrees to make funding available to the borrower, but is ...
  43. Finance Charge

    July 6, 2016
    A fee charged for the use of credit or the extension of existing credit. May be a flat fee or a percentage of borrowings, ...
  44. Assessed Value

    July 6, 2016
    The dollar value assigned to a property for purposes of measuring applicable taxes. Assessed valuation is used to determine ...
  45. Equated Monthly Installment - EMI

    July 6, 2016
    A fixed payment amount made by a borrower to a lender at a specified date each calendar month. Equated monthly installments ...
  46. Moratorium

    July 6, 2016
    1) A period of time in which there is a suspension of a specific activity until future events warrant a removal of the suspension ...
  47. Cash Advance

    July 6, 2016
    A service provided by many credit card issuers allowing cardholders to withdraw a certain amount of cash, either through ...
  48. Zero-Lot-Line House

    July 6, 2016
    A piece of residential real estate in which the structure comes up to or very near to the edge of the property line. Zero-lot-line ...
  49. Grace Period

    July 6, 2016
    A provision in most loan and insurance contracts which allows payment to be received for a certain period of time after the ...
  50. Prime Rate

    July 6, 2016
    The interest rate that commercial banks charge their most credit-worthy customers. Generally a bank's best customers consist ...
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