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  1. How can I make equity investments in real estate?

    How can I make equity investments in real estate?

    Invest in real estate equity through buying and selling real property or through other more liquid investments like real ...
  2. Rental Property: Getting Rich Means Taking It Slowly

    Rental Property: Getting Rich Means Taking It Slowly

    I have two second cousins who serve in the military. We don't always talk much, though. The age gap can be a roadblock and ...
  3. When To Drop Collision -- And Risk It All

    When To Drop Collision -- And Risk It All

    Thinking about dropping the collision coverage on your trusty but aging jalopy? You're most likely to do so after the car's ...
  4. The Pros And Cons Of Refinancing A Mortgage Loan

    The Pros And Cons Of Refinancing A Mortgage Loan

    Current refinance rates are at all-time lows; as such, refinancing a mortgage is more attractive than ever before.
  5. How To Refinance When You Are Self-Employed

    How To Refinance When You Are Self-Employed

    Refinancing is complicated, uncertain, nerve-wracking, time-consuming and expensive - here are tips on how to do it when ...
  6. What You Need To Know About Fannie Mae Mortgages

    What You Need To Know About Fannie Mae Mortgages

    Considering a Fannie Mae mortgage loan? Here's what you should know, from size limits and rates, to required documents.
  7. Top Homebuyer Tradeoffs

    Top Homebuyer Tradeoffs

    What are you willing to sacrifice when you buy a new home?
  8. How To Avoid Buying A

    How To Avoid Buying A "Lemon" Product

    A lack of information can lead people into bad purchases and bad investments. Find out how you can avoid these lemons.
  9. Why You Don’t Need Mortgage Protection Life Insurance

    Why You Don’t Need Mortgage Protection Life Insurance

    Mortgage protection life insurance sounds great in concept - a guarantee that your mortgage will be paid off if you die unexpectedly. ...
  10. Insurance Tips For Homeowners

    Insurance Tips For Homeowners

    Use these simple ideas to save money and get better coverage for your house.
  11. Financing Options For Buyers Of Foreclosed Homes

    Financing Options For Buyers Of Foreclosed Homes

    While the upcoming retirement of Fannie Mae’s HomePath program is sad news for those wanting a foreclosed home, check out ...
  12. 18 Do-It-Yourself Projects To Boost Home Value

    18 Do-It-Yourself Projects To Boost Home Value

    These home upgrades can be achieved for surprisingly little money.
  13. 4 Steps To Attaining A Mortgage

    4 Steps To Attaining A Mortgage

    It starts with knowing your choices as well as your price range. We show you how to get there.
  14. Understanding Your Insurance Contract

    Understanding Your Insurance Contract

    Learn how to read one of the most important documents you own.
  15. I am a first-time home buyer. If I take a distribution from my 401(k) to purchase ...

    I am a first-time home buyer. If I take a distribution from my 401(k) to purchase ...

    As you may already know, you must meet certain requirements, outlined in the 401(k) plan document, to be considered eligible ...
  16. Protecting Your Financial Documents From Disaster

    Protecting Your Financial Documents From Disaster

    Organizing and updating your records regularly can save you a lot of grief in a time of crisis.
  17. Avoid The Downsides Of Downsizing In Retirement

    Avoid The Downsides Of Downsizing In Retirement

    Done right, downsizing can still be a good idea. You can have more money, simplify your life, and reduce home-maintenance ...
  18. The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan

    The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan

    You're nearing retirement age and you don't have the nest egg you need. Here's how an income property can help you make up ...
  19. 5 Best Beach Towns To Buy Property In

    5 Best Beach Towns To Buy Property In

    These locales offer vacation homeowners scenic views and plenty of amenities. The home prices can't be beat either.
  20. The Beginner's Guide To Homeowners' Insurance

    The Beginner's Guide To Homeowners' Insurance

    Discover everything new homeowners need to know before they sign on the dotted line.
  21. Save Money The Scottish Way

    Save Money The Scottish Way

    Take a trip through history to learn from some (in)famously frugal Scots.
  22. Financing Basics For First-Time Homebuyers

    Financing Basics For First-Time Homebuyers

    If you're looking to get your first mortgage, there are many financing options available.
  23. How Not To Get Scammed By Contractors

    How Not To Get Scammed By Contractors

    Home improvement is a $200 billion a year industry. This means a lot of people get into the field that are likely less than ...
  24. 10 Hurdles To Closing On A New Home

    10 Hurdles To Closing On A New Home

    It's the biggest purchase of your life - find out what can go wrong before you even close the deal.
  25. Should You Buy Property On Leased Land?

    Should You Buy Property On Leased Land?

    Find out what to consider before investing in a leased-land property.
  26. 10 Habits Of Successful Real Estate Investors

    10 Habits Of Successful Real Estate Investors

    We'll look at ten habits that help real estate investors build a solid real estate portfolio.
  27. 4 Overlooked Homeownership Costs

    4 Overlooked Homeownership Costs

    Mortgage payments aren't the only expense. Find what else you'll be on the hook for.
  28. Preparing Your Finances From Natural Disasters

    Preparing Your Finances From Natural Disasters

    Use these easy tips to protect your financial interests from natural disasters.
  29. Leveraging Leverage For Bigger Profits

    Leveraging Leverage For Bigger Profits

    Leverage is like fire. Find out how to use it to heat up your investing without burning your portfolio.
  30. Is Your Insurance Company Going Belly Up?

    Is Your Insurance Company Going Belly Up?

    When insurance companies go bankrupt or face financial difficulty, it's bad news for policy holders.
  31. Top Tips For Successfully Renting Out Your Home

    Top Tips For Successfully Renting Out Your Home

    Renting out your home can be a great way to ride out a real estate slump - if you do it right.
  32. Tips For The Prospective Landlord

    Tips For The Prospective Landlord

    Investing in rental property can generate serious income, but there's more to it than collecting rent.
  33. 5 Ways To Buy A Used Car

    5 Ways To Buy A Used Car

    Buying a used car usually takes a little extra effort, but it can save most buyers a considerable amount of money.
  34. Understanding The National Association Of Realtors

    Understanding The National Association Of Realtors

    Not every real estate agent or broker is a realtor. Here's what the difference is and why working with a member of the NAR ...
  35. New Home Repair Troubleshooting

    New Home Repair Troubleshooting

    Think a new home means no repairs? Think again. Learn about common repair and maintenance items and how to cut your costs. ...
  36. Getting A Grip On The Cost Of Gas

    Getting A Grip On The Cost Of Gas

    Feeling overwhelmed by rising oil prices? We offer some tips that will save you money.
  37. How An Insurance Company Determines Your Premiums

    How An Insurance Company Determines Your Premiums

    Find out how insurers use credit history to build an insurance score and how it could affect your bottom line.
  38. Will You Break Even On Your Home?

    Will You Break Even On Your Home?

    Calculate how much your property will need to appreciate to cover the costs of owning it.
  39. Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not be able to protect your home. But you can ...
  40. The 5% Solution To Financial Freedom

    The 5% Solution To Financial Freedom

    How can you save the recommended 10% of your income? We'll show you how to get there.
  41. Purchasing A Short-Sale Property

    Purchasing A Short-Sale Property

    If you are looking for a good deal and have time to wait, a short-sale house may be for you.
  42. 12 Car Insurance Cost-Cutters

    12 Car Insurance Cost-Cutters

    If car costs are dragging you down, find out how to free yourself from some of the extra weight.
  43. With HO5 Insurance, You're In Charge

    With HO5 Insurance, You're In Charge

    This home insurance covers everything and will put the onus on your insurance provider.
  44. Make Money Fast From The New 'Sharing Economy'

    Make Money Fast From The New 'Sharing Economy'

    The sharing economy has introduced a whole new way to earn a few extra dollars each month.
  45. Find The Best Homeowners' Insurance

    Find The Best Homeowners' Insurance

    Don't wait for the next Hurricane Sandy to find out if your homeowners' insurance really protects you. Test your insurance ...
  46. 6 Tips On Selling Your Home In A Down Market

    6 Tips On Selling Your Home In A Down Market

    Top tips to help when selling your home in a down real estate market.
  47. State Laws Dictate Division Of Joint Property

    State Laws Dictate Division Of Joint Property

    In breakup, divorce or death, community or common law will determine how property is divided.
  48. Is Loan Protection Insurance Right For You?

    Is Loan Protection Insurance Right For You?

    This coverage can keep you from defaulting on your loans when you're in financial trouble.
  49. Understanding Mortgage Impound Accounts

    Understanding Mortgage Impound Accounts

    Home buyers with low down payments may get stuck with higher mortgage payments. Find out what you get for the extra money. ...
  50. Financing For First-Time Homebuyers

    Financing For First-Time Homebuyers

    Many people considering buying their first home can be overwhelmed by the myriad of financing options available. But by taking ...
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  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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