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  1. An Auto Stock Alternative to Ford and GM

    If you're not sure where Ford and General Motors are going, you might want to look at this auto investment option instead. ...
  2. 5 Ways to Use Your Home to Retire

    Retirement is going to cost a lot, and for homeowners who face a shortfall, their home can be a source of income. From downsizing ...
  3. 5 Luxurious Ways to Boost Your Home's Resale Value

    Not all renovations are created equal. Here are five that are most likely to make a property appreciate (and be appreciated ...
  4. Choosing An In-Home Safe: Features To Look For

    What to look for in a box to protect your irreplaceable belongings.
  5. Top-Tier Home Security Systems: Which Are Best?

    Here's help sorting out the different types of home security systems, which features will work best for you and the costs.
  6. Top 5 Home Renos For Your Money

    Here are five renovations that return most of your investment when it’s time to sell your home.
  7. Can I borrow from my annuity to put a down payment on a house?

    Learn how you can borrow money from an annuity for a house down payment, but also understand why fees and penalties make ...
  8. How Car Insurance Companies Value Cars

    Learn the methodology used by car insurance companies to value cars, and understand why the amount they give you may not ...
  9. Read This Before Buying a Vacation Home with Friends

    Going in with friends to buy a vacation home will save you on the mortgage and expenses. But if there's conflict, it could ...
  10. The Most Expensive Neighborhoods in London

    Understand what makes London such a desirable place to live and why it is so expensive. Learn about the top five most expensive ...
  11. Why Housing Costs Shouldn't Exceed 30% of Your Budget

    Financial experts will argue that there’s no problem with allocating 50% of your net income to housing, but that barely leaves ...
  12. Tiny House Movement: Making Market Opportunities

    The tiny house movement throws all assumptions about household budgeting and mortgage management out the window, and creates ...
  13. Where Should I Keep My Down Payment Savings?

    While saving up for a down payment, where should you keep your money. A bank? The stock market? It all depends on your timeline.
  14. 10 Ways to Retrofit Your House for a Senior

    A checklist of renovations a residence may need as you get older – or if you have an elderly person living with you.
  15. Retrofitting v. Moving: What's Better for Seniors?

    Should you spend money to make your home senior-friendly or to buy a new place? Personal needs and project size determine ...
  16. The Most Expensive Neighborhoods in Manhattan

    Understand why Manhattan has some of the priciest residential real estate in the world. Learn about the top four most expensive ...
  17. The Most Expensive Neighborhoods in Los Angeles

    Understand the layout of the greater Los Angeles area and what is driving up home values. Learn about the top eight most ...
  18. Forget Volkswagen, Should You Avoid its Suppliers?

    Volkswagen is getting all the headlines but there are other companies that will feel the pain.
  19. How can insurance companies find out about DUIs and DWIs?

    Discover how auto insurance companies find out about DUI or DWI charges, and how these charges can affect an individual's ...
  20. Should You Renovate or Move?

    Besides cost, what factors should you consider in deciding whether to remodel your home or move? This tutorial guides you ...
  21. Can your insurance company cancel your policy without notice?

    Learn about your rights as an insured when it comes to your insurance policy being canceled, including how to access your ...
  22. Das Scandal: Is Volkswagen a Buy Right Now?

    Volkswagen's stock is stalling after the company admitted cheating on its emissions data. Is this a buying opportunity?
  23. The Best Sports Car for Investors

    Ferrari, perhaps the best known sports car brand in the world, filed to IPO this week, issuing common shares to investors ...
  24. Does your car insurance company report accidents to the DMV?

    Find out when and how auto accidents get reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles, including how your state of residence ...
  25. Can your insurance company drop you after an accident?

    Learn how auto accidents can lead to insurance premium increases or policy cancellations, and why high-risk drivers are more ...
  26. 4 Things to Consider Before Jumping Into the Ferrari IPO

    Understand what is prompting the Ferrari merger and its possible success. Learn about the top four things to consider when ...
  27. Top 7 Car Insurance Companies in California

    Understand what makes a auto insurance company good in the state of California. Learn about the top seven largest auto insurers ...
  28. 4 Home Upgrades That Don’t Pay

    Many remodeling projects sound good in theory, but don’t recoup their costs when it’s time to sell the house.
  29. Can your car insurance company check your driving record?

    Find out why your car insurance company pulls your driving record, how it is used to determine your premium and the importance ...
  30. Bad Credit? You Can Still Get a Home Equity Loan

    If your credit history is less than stellar and you need cash, you may be able to get financing – but it will come at a price.
  31. 7 Tips to Cost-Effectively Landscape Your New Home

    Boost your new home's value and curb appeal with smart and cost-effective landscaping tips.
  32. Home-Equity Loans: A How-To Guide

    Looking for a home-equity loan? The rules are the same as for any other purchase: First, educate yourself, then shop for ...
  33. 2 Ways to Refinance Your Home-Equity Loan

    Should you do a cash-out refinance or get a new home-equity loan? Also check with your lender about turning your adjustable-rate ...
  34. Designer Clothes: Why You Need Special Insurance

    You spend a lot of money on couture creations. Shouldn't they be protected from damage?
  35. Home-Equity Choice: Loan or Line of Credit?

    Before using your home as loan collateral, consider both your financing needs and your appetite for uncertainty.
  36. Yes, You Can Buy a Home with a Reverse Mortgage

    A special type of FHA-insured reverse mortgage called the HECM for Purchase lets seniors use a reverse mortgage to buy a ...
  37. Hiring a Contractor vs. DIY: Cost – Benefits

    When you want to change something about your home, the first question to ask yourself is whether it’s more cost-effective ...
  38. How to Choose a Reverse Mortgage Payment Plan

    Lump sum? Tenure? Term? Line of credit? Here’s a look at how each payment plan works, along with the pros and cons.
  39. 5 Steps To Getting a Home-Equity Loan/Credit Line

    Want to use your residence as collateral for some financing? Our handy how-to guide to getting a home-equity loan or line ...
  40. The Best (and Worst) Times to Buy a Car

    Timing your purchase – along with some attention to the features you need – can save you thousands on your new wheels.
  41. Find the Right Reverse Mortgage Counseling Agency

    How to hook up with a counselor who can help you make the right decision about this trickiest of financing vehicles.
  42. 5 Prerequisites For Buying a House

    Don't find the perfect house only to discover that you don't meet mortgage qualifications. Know the prerequisites for buying ...
  43. 7 Renovation Projects That Improve Your Property Value

    These renovation projects will increase your property value and get you the highest returns on investment
  44. Millennials Guide: Picking the Right Car Insurance

    Millennials fall into the category of high car-insurance rates. Check out some of the ways to save money, like owning an ...
  45. Airbnb Insurance: Will It Cover Enough?

    If a paying guest trips over a rug in your home, breaks an ankle and sues for damages, here's how to make sure your coverage ...
  46. Refinancing vs. a Home-Equity Loan: How to Decide

    If you want to pay off debt, make home improvements or just get a better interest rate, you need to know exactly what these ...
  47. Before you Buy That Home: Find a Great Realtor

    Most people think of a good realtor as a successful salesperson, but we should not assume than that's what makes a great ...
  48. 6 Reasons to Donate Your Car to Charity

    It's no longer a free ride, but there are still tax benefits to doing so.
  49. Home-Equity Loan vs. HELOC: Which Is Better?

    Knowing the difference between a home-equity loan and a HELOC is important. Here's how to tell which is a better fit for ...
  50. Mortgage Broker vs. Direct Lenders: Which is Best?

    There are key differences between mortgage brokers and direct lenders. Here's how to choose which is best for you.
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  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.
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