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  1. Baby Boomers Beware: Financial Fraud That Targets Seniors

    Baby Boomers Beware: Financial Fraud That Targets Seniors

    Unfortunately, you can never retire from being the target of financial scams.
  2. Top 10 Tips For A Financially Safe Retirement

    Top 10 Tips For A Financially Safe Retirement

    You've worked hard to secure enough to retire, so make sure you keep it safe.
  3. Top 10 Tips For Buying Your First Home In 2011

    Top 10 Tips For Buying Your First Home In 2011

    Buying your first home can be an exhilarating experience, provided you do some research, stay within a comfortable budget ...
  4. 5 Risky Mortgage Types To Avoid

    5 Risky Mortgage Types To Avoid

    There are plenty of ways to end up with a bad mortgage. The risks of these five should make every homebuyer think twice before ...
  5. 7 Mortgage Trends To Expect In 2011

    7 Mortgage Trends To Expect In 2011

    How will the year compare to 2010? What's likely to be different?
  6. Ways To Slash Your Home Energy Bill

    Ways To Slash Your Home Energy Bill

    Upgrading household appliances to more energy-efficient models can slash your utilities bill.
  7. 9 For-Sale-By-Owner Mistakes

    9 For-Sale-By-Owner Mistakes

    Avoiding these errors will help ensure that your home sells quickly while allowing you to keep that commission fee for yourself. ...
  8. Water Cooler Finance: Barack Obama Vs. The World

    Water Cooler Finance: Barack Obama Vs. The World

    This week saw mixed indicators of our nation's financial stability - while jobless claims are down, housing prices are still ...
  9. Understanding Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Understanding Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Find out the meaning of this popular asset-backed security and its benefits for banks and investors.
  10. Top Tips For Year-End Car Buying

    Top Tips For Year-End Car Buying

    'Tis the season to purchase new wheels, and these tips will help you drive away with the best price.
  11. 5 Ways To Buy A Foreclosed Home

    5 Ways To Buy A Foreclosed Home

    There is no shortage of foreclosure properties. Find out how you can buy one for yourself.
  12. The 5 Biggest Mistakes Home Sellers Make

    The 5 Biggest Mistakes Home Sellers Make

    Avoiding these common missteps will help make sure that your home doesn't end up sitting on the market.
  13. How To Compare The Costs Of Renting With Homeownership

    How To Compare The Costs Of Renting With Homeownership

    Trulia's "Rent Vs. Buy" index is a suitable, though not all-encompassing, tool for determining your next living arrangement. ...
  14. Should You Buy A House At Auction?

    Should You Buy A House At Auction?

    The traditional real estate market isn't the only place to conduct your home search. Auctions also bring many buying opportunities. ...
  15. Top Grossing Cartoon Movies

    Top Grossing Cartoon Movies

    Recently, animated movies have been capturing the attention of both children and adults, and in the process, have attracted ...
  16. 5 Long-Term Consequences Of The Recession

    5 Long-Term Consequences Of The Recession

    Apart from the headlines about jobs, this recession is doing damage in other areas that goes unnoticed.
  17. 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 buyers a considerable amount of money.
  18. 5 Real Estate Fears That Keep You From Buying

    5 Real Estate Fears That Keep You From Buying

    Don't let these concerns stop you from owning your own home. Learn how to overcome common home-buying fears and feel confident ...
  19. The Story Behind The Foreclosure Crisis

    The Story Behind The Foreclosure Crisis

    One little house in Maine could end up costing the mortgage industry a large amount of money.
  20. House Price Vs. Interest Rate: Which Is More Important?

    House Price Vs. Interest Rate: Which Is More Important?

    Deciding which factor is more important can make a difference in monthly payments, ability to move and Homowners Association ...
  21. Top 6 Home Renovation Scams To Avoid

    Top 6 Home Renovation Scams To Avoid

    Renovations are stressful, but if you rush through important details you could fall prey to one of these scams.
  22. Can You Make Money Renting Your Property?

    Can You Make Money Renting Your Property?

    Current market conditions may make your home a tough sell. It could be time to consider renting your property until a profitable ...
  23. Home Winterizing Tips That Work

    Home Winterizing Tips That Work

    Pick up a few of these tested tips, and you can help control those energy and financial leaks before they start!
  24. 9 Things To Know Before You Refinance Your Mortgage

    9 Things To Know Before You Refinance Your Mortgage

    Whether or not a mortgage refinance is right for you depends more on individual circumstances than this week's mortgage interest ...
  25. 7 Austerity Measures For Your Personal Budget

    7 Austerity Measures For Your Personal Budget

    Many European countries are implementing tough austerity measures to curb their spending. Find out how you can do the same ...
  26. A Map To The Year's Best Shopping Deals

    A Map To The Year's Best Shopping Deals

    We'll go through the best times of the year to buy different major life purchases, and see how you can plan your year's purchases ...
  27. 10 Tips For Getting A Fair Price On A Home

    10 Tips For Getting A Fair Price On A Home

    When you're shopping for a home, it's important to understand how homes are priced so you can make a sound investment and ...
  28. The Ins And Outs Of Seller-Financed Real Estate Deals

    The Ins And Outs Of Seller-Financed Real Estate Deals

    There's more than one way to buy or sell a house. Seller financing presents yet another unique option.
  29. Top 5 Signs Of A Bad Real Estate Agent

    Top 5 Signs Of A Bad Real Estate Agent

    The signs of a bad agent go beyond whether your home sells quickly.
  30. Why Your First Home Shouldn't Be Your Dream Home

    Why Your First Home Shouldn't Be Your Dream Home

    It pays to settle for less, when purchasing your first home.
  31. 6 Neighborhood Red Flags

    6 Neighborhood Red Flags

    Before your next home purchase, make sure to inspect the quality of your neighborhood.
  32. 5 Expensive (And Unexpected) Things That Can Happen To Your Home

    5 Expensive (And Unexpected) Things That Can Happen To Your Home

    These perils can put a dent in the value of one of your biggest assets. Find out how to prevent them.
  33. For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

    For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

    Selling your own home can save you the commissions that a real estate agent would charge, but are the savings worth it? Discover ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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.
  36. 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. ...
  37. 6 Neighborhood Red Flags

    6 Neighborhood Red Flags

    These six items should be considered when choosing a new home.
  38. 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. ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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?
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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.
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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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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