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  1. Mortgage Basics

    Mortgage Basics

    If you are going to buy a home, the chances are good that you will need a mortgage. Find out more about this type of debt ...
  2. Housing Cooperatives: A Unique Type Of Home Ownership

    Housing Cooperatives: A Unique Type Of Home Ownership

    Co-ops are often less expensive than apartments and provide some unique benefits and drawbacks for owners.
  3. Homebuyer Tradeoffs: What Will You Have To Sacrifice?

    Homebuyer Tradeoffs: What Will You Have To Sacrifice?

    It's rarely possible to find a completely perfect home for your needs, tastes and budget, but it's OK to make tradeoffs. ...
  4. 6 Neighborhood Red Flags

    6 Neighborhood Red Flags

    These six items should be considered when choosing a new home.
  5. Applying For An FHA 203(k) Loan

    Applying For An FHA 203(k) Loan

    If you have the time and energy, the 203(k) loan is often the only way to finance a property needing significant repairs. ...
  6. Top 5 Home Renos For Your Money

    Top 5 Home Renos For Your Money

    Home renovations are an affordable way of changing your scenery without selling your house - but which ones give you the ...
  7. Green Energy: Why We're Still Not Using It

    Green Energy: Why We're Still Not Using It

    The reason we are still dependent on fossil fuels for energy is about as old as the fossils themselves. Read on to find out ...
  8. 5 Simple Tips For Minimalism

    5 Simple Tips For Minimalism

    Minimalism is becoming more popular, following a decade of excess and consuming, with America feeling an urge to get back ...
  9. 7 Must-Have Real Estate Contract Conditions

    7 Must-Have Real Estate Contract Conditions

    It's a good idea to educate yourself on the not-so-obvious parts of a real estate contract.
  10. 6 Ways To Come Up With A Down Payment On A Home

    6 Ways To Come Up With A Down Payment On A Home

    The requirements for making a down payment on a home have changed, but don't worry - there are still plenty of ways to build ...
  11. An Introduction To The FHA 203(k) Loan

    An Introduction To The FHA 203(k) Loan

    If you're looking at a fixer-upper, the Federal Housing Administration rehab loan may be the mortgage for you.
  12. Why You Absolutely Need An Emergency Fund

    Why You Absolutely Need An Emergency Fund

    What is an emergency fund, and why is it often the first component of sound financial planning?
  13. 5 Car Repairs You Should Do Yourself

    5 Car Repairs You Should Do Yourself

    An axle or a shock may take special tools, but changing your own oil can be done from home, and save you big money in the ...
  14. 4 Types Of Home Renovation: Which Ones Boost Value?

    4 Types Of Home Renovation: Which Ones Boost Value?

    You think your updated house looks great, but potential buyers may not feel the same way.
  15. Forget A House - Buy An Island

    Forget A House - Buy An Island

    While most of us would assume island ownership to be something completely unattainable, a little research reveals that it ...
  16. 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy A House Right Now

    5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy A House Right Now

    Everyone keeps saying now is the time to buy. Here's why you shouldn't.
  17. All-Time Low Mortgage Rates: Time To Refinance?

    All-Time Low Mortgage Rates: Time To Refinance?

    Interest rates keep dipping lower and lower. Find out what it takes to tip the scales toward a refinance.
  18. Buying A Home: New Or Previously Owned?

    Buying A Home: New Or Previously Owned?

    Brand-new homes have distinct advantages - and drawbacks. Find out what you need to know to make an informed decision.
  19. 4 Alternatives To A Traditional Mortgage

    4 Alternatives To A Traditional Mortgage

    If you can't qualify for or don't want a traditional mortgage, one of these options might be right for you.
  20. 10 Worst First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

    10 Worst First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

    These errors could wind up costing you more than the coveted key to your first home.
  21. Cities Where Home Prices Continue To Fall

    Cities Where Home Prices Continue To Fall

    S&P/Case-Shiller's most recent home price index bears more bad news for some cities.
  22. 10 Steps To Buying A Car (Without Getting Taken For A Ride)

    10 Steps To Buying A Car (Without Getting Taken For A Ride)

    Ready to buy a new or gently used car? Before you get dazzled by the balloons and the new car smell, follow these ten steps ...
  23. 5 Reasons To Buy A New Car

    5 Reasons To Buy A New Car

    Even the most frugal drivers have a tipping point. Is it time for a new car?
  24. Will Your Home Remodel Pay Off?

    Will Your Home Remodel Pay Off?

    Some renovations will mean a bigger sale price on your home, while others will just cost you.
  25. Decoding Car Deals: What's The Real Deal?

    Decoding Car Deals: What's The Real Deal?

    Don't get taken for a ride when you go to purchase your next car.
  26. Buy Your Next Home From Uncle Sam

    Buy Your Next Home From Uncle Sam

    As a result of rising foreclosures, some Americans will buy their next home from the U.S. government.
  27. 10 Home Repairs That Will Save You Money

    10 Home Repairs That Will Save You Money

    Have you been avoiding your home repairs? Think again - these 10 low-cost repairs can save you big money.
  28. The Most Expensive Home Insurance Perils

    The Most Expensive Home Insurance Perils

    Floods, hurricanes, mold, earthquakes - the threats to your home are numerous.
  29. Discontinued Car Brands - To Buy or Not To Buy?

    Discontinued Car Brands - To Buy or Not To Buy?

    The prices on these models have dropped, but that doesn't always mean they're a good deal.
  30. Top 5 Money-Saving Tips For Your Car

    Top 5 Money-Saving Tips For Your Car

    Find out how you can keep your car running longer for less.
  31. The Workaholic's Retirement Plan

    The Workaholic's Retirement Plan

    If you're still punching the clock after 30 years, what kind of retirement plan should you have?
  32. Flipping Houses: Is It Better Than Buy and Hold?

    Flipping Houses: Is It Better Than Buy and Hold?

    Real estate investors can flip a property or use it for cash flow. Find out which will work in your neck of the woods.
  33. 5 Dead Auto Brands And Why They Died

    5 Dead Auto Brands And Why They Died

    These auto brands had their run, and have been sent off to rust.
  34. GM Going Public?

    GM Going Public?

    After emerging from bankruptcy six weeks after declaring, GM may be poised for a new IPO.
  35. Credit Card Rental Car Insurance How To

    Credit Card Rental Car Insurance How To

    Most people know about this coverage perk, but few have any idea about how to cash in. Find out here.
  36. 7 Ways To Save On Home Remodeling

    7 Ways To Save On Home Remodeling

    More homeowners are remodeling their homes instead of moving, but remodeling jobs can quickly become expensive nightmares. ...
  37. 6 New Hurdles For Home Financing

    6 New Hurdles For Home Financing

    There are many challenges to financing a home. Find out which ones are especially problematic right now.
  38. Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

    Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

    Before tapping your home equity, find out what can go wrong.
  39. 5 Reasons Why You Still Need A Real Estate Agent

    5 Reasons Why You Still Need A Real Estate Agent

    Doing the work yourself can save money, but it could end up being more costly than a realtor’s commission in the long run. ...
  40. 7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    Just moved into a new home? Check out these 7 tips that every new homeowner should know
  41. Real Estate Boom Phrases That Went Bust

    Real Estate Boom Phrases That Went Bust

    These glib statements were all the rage during the real estate boom, but few real estate experts would dare to utter them ...
  42. Is Now The Time To Buy Or Rent?

    Is Now The Time To Buy Or Rent?

    While you can snag serious deals in this current economy, it doesn’t mean that buying a home is the best choice for you right ...
  43. The Cheapest Canadian Cities To Buy A House

    The Cheapest Canadian Cities To Buy A House

    Canada's housing market didn't suffer like its struggling neighbors to the south, but there are still great deals to be had. ...
  44. Stage Your Home Like a Pro For Free

    Stage Your Home Like a Pro For Free

    Find out ways you can stage your home to appeal to more buyers, so your home will stand out from the competition.
  45. Why You Don't Need A Real Estate Agent

    Why You Don't Need A Real Estate Agent

    While there are times when a real estate agent earns the commission, there are other times when you can do it yourself.
  46. Water Cooler Finance: Everything Old Is News Again

    Water Cooler Finance: Everything Old Is News Again

    The past week's news reads like a case of déjà-vu as age-old stories resurfaced for another round in the headlines.
  47. 7 Hot Hybrids: Will They Save You Money On Gas?

    7 Hot Hybrids: Will They Save You Money On Gas?

    Buyers may gravitate toward hybrids to save money at the pump, but few models are actually cost effective at current gas ...
  48. 7 Spring Fixes To Boost Your Home's Value

    7 Spring Fixes To Boost Your Home's Value

    These simple, inexpensive fixes can make a world of difference to your house - and its value.
  49. Buying A Home: Brand New Vs. Fixer-Upper

    Buying A Home: Brand New Vs. Fixer-Upper

    We check out the advantages of each of these options, and look at the issues involved with a fixer-upper.
  50. This Year's Top Auto Stocks

    This Year's Top Auto Stocks

    Despite what the headlines would have you believe, the automotive industry has seen some high points this year.
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    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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