Home & Auto

  1. Home Improvements: Does It Pay To Go Green?

    Going green doesn't have to damage your finances. These tips can help you save your bank account and the environment.
  2. Sell Your Rental Property For A Profit

    Being a landlord can be taxing, especially when you want to sell. Find out how to reduce your burden.
  3. 5 Cities Where Homes Aren't Selling

    These five major metropolitan areas have property values that have declined the most.
  4. 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.
  5. The 2010 Real Estate Outlook

    The real estate market is still struggling, but that doesn't leave everyone out in the cold.
  6. It's A HAMP Shame: Feds Seek To Share The Mortgage Blame

    Has the Home Affordable Modification Program failed completely?
  7. Reduce Interest With An All-In-One Mortgage

    "Offset" mortgages combine a checking account, home-equity loan and mortgage into one account.
  8. Green Mortgages Save Money And The Environment

    This emerging type of loan is not just for treehuggers. It rewards you for eco-friendly housing, in the form of cold, hard, cash.
  9. Underwater Mortgage: Should You Hold Or Fold?

    When your mortgage is more than your house, there are options other than walking away.
  10. Things To Know About The Home Modification Plan

    This program allows FHA borrowers to reduce monthly mortgage payments through negotiation with lenders.
  11. Measuring The Benefits Of Home Ownership

    Price appreciation is the biggest factor, but it's not the only thing to consider.
  12. Home-Equity Loans: The Costs

    Learn the factors to consider when comparing the different programs offered by various lenders.
  13. Do-It-Yourself Projects To Boost Home Value

    These simple projects can add value to your property without taking too much out of your wallet.
  14. Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

    Home equity can be a viable financing alternative, but it depends on how you spend the funds.
  15. What Real Estate Agents Don't Want You To Know

    While they can be instrumental in helping you buy or sell a home, real estate agents may ulterior motives.
  16. A Homeowner's Guide To Online Real Estate

    Buying or selling a house online has its ups and downs. Be educated before you get in over your head.
  17. 8 Easy Ways To Slash Your Holiday Budget

    Have a happy holiday without the financial regret. These tips will show you how.
  18. 7 Ways To Improve Your Home's Sell-ability

    Even in a down market, there are some quick and easy ways to improve the chances of selling your house.
  19. Do You Need A Real Estate Agent?

    There's no guarantee that realtors will act in your best interest, but it may be worth hiring one anyway.
  20. 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.
  21. 6 Tips For Protecting Your Home's Value

    New taxes, property values, appraisals, community changes and nearby abandoned foreclosures can all lower your home's value. Take proactive steps to protect it.
  22. How do I know if I should refinance my mortgage?

    The typical rule of thumb is that if you can reduce your current interest rate by 0.75-1% or higher then it might make sense to consider a refinancing move. First step is to calculate your monthly savings should you do the refinance, for example:Suppose you have a 30-year fixed rate mortgage loan for ...
  23. Home Renovations That Don't Pay

    Find out which home improvements fail to entice buyers and increase your home's value.
  24. 10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    Know what you're in for before jumping into the home remodeling game.
  25. 9 Ways To Have A Cheap And Cheery Holiday

    This season, find ways to celebrate without overspending.
  26. Is there more to insurance policies than price?

    Yes, policyholders should also take a serious look at the financial stability of their current insurance company especially if annuities or cash value life insurance are involved. During the credit crisis starting 2008, many banks and insurance companies failed leaving policy holders exposed.
  27. Top 6 Scariest Neighborhoods For Homebuyers

    If you're looking for a spooky spot this Halloween, these communities boast the most horrifying foreclosure rates in the country
  28. Host A Holiday Party For Less

    We teach you how to throw an economical party, without looking cheap.
  29. 4 Home Upgrades That Don't Pay

    We look at four housing upgrades that aren't worth your time or money.
  30. Cheap Home Renovations That Pay Off

    If you only have $1,000 to spend, what can you do that will get you the most bang for your buck?
  31. 50 Years Of Consumer Spending

    Financially, decade has it MUCH worse than our parents and grandparents did, right? You may be surprised.
  32. Conquering The Terms Of Your Mortgage

    Buyers with big down payments should get the best mortgage terms. Unfortunately, the equation isn't that simple.
  33. 4 Signs Your Home Is Overpriced

    In order to sell your home, you have to know when it's time to lower the price.
  34. 4 Retirement Reality Checks

    If you hope to enjoy a comfortable retirement, it's time to get real. Here are four cold, hard truths every soon-to-be retiree must face.
  35. Reduce Your Carbon Tire Print

    Find out whether you should buy new, buy used or just make your machine a bit more green.
  36. Save Money By Winterizing Your Home

    Keep your winter energy bills from overheating this year.
  37. Avoid Capital Gains Tax On Your Home Sale

    If you have property to sell and want to avoid capital gains tax, a Section 1031 exchange may be the answer.
  38. Fiscally Challenged? Wise Up To Financial Fraud

    Desperation often compels people to believe otherwise incredible claims from fraudsters.
  39. The New Mortgage Business: More Than Just Loans

    Many mortgage brokers adapted to the post-subprime environment by becoming loan modification specialists.
  40. Equity Stripping Leaves Creditors Empty-Handed

    Add additional debt to your real estate assets to keep the creditors at bay.
  41. 11 Mistakes Inexperienced Landlords Make

    Avoid these pitfalls if you considering purchasing a rental property.
  42. Extreme Commuting: Is It For You?

    Americans are spending more time behind the wheel - find out what's driving this trend.
  43. How Does The GM Volt Stack Up?

    The Volt will be good for the environment, but will it be good for your wallet?
  44. What changes might I need to make to my insurance?

    The number one thing to remember about insurance is that, just like everything else, it changes over time. The top-of-the-line policy that you bought five years ago might not even be available or even used anymore. So, it's extremely important to review all of your insurance policies at least once every ...
  45. Get Smart With Your Current Car

    If a new car isn't in your budget, here are some tips to make your current car more fuel efficient.
  46. Understanding The Mortgage Payment Structure

    We explain the calculation and payment process as well as the amortization schedule of home loans.
  47. 10 Tips For Buying A Car Online

    GM's announcement to sell cars online via eBay has many consumers curious - find out how to purchase online successfully.
  48. The Truth About The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

    The $8,000 tax credit might be the push you need to buy your first house, but there are some things you need to know first.
  49. 3 New Threats For Would-Be Homeowners

    While depressed real estate prices have created bargains for buyers, these lower prices come at a cost.
  50. Should You Buy Banks' "Toxic" Assets?

    The Public-Private Investment Progam is part of the government's effort to fix the failing financial sector. But is it a good investment?
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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.
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    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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