Home & Auto

  1. 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?
  2. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

    The traditional idea of a short sale is selling something you don't have so that you can buy it back at a lower price. The easiest example is stocks. Short sale of a stock involves borrowing stocks from a broker in order to sell them, and when prices fall, buying back the stocks to return to the broker ...
  3. Is It Worth Going Green?

    Going green might make you feel good about your purchases, but it probably won't help your finances.
  4. Top 5 Must-Haves For Flipping Houses

    Not everyone can make money in this field. Find out what you need before you buy in.
  5. On This Day In Finance: July 23 - Ford Delivers First Model A

    The first car produced by the Ford Motor company was the original Model A that came out in 1903.
  6. 5 Tips For Recession House Hunters

    Follow these five tips to get a leg up on rival bargain hunters.
  7. 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 the time to research the basics of property financing, homeowners can save a significant amount of time and money.
  8. Top 4 Things That Determine A Home's Value

    Your house depreciates over time, while the land beneath it is likely to do the opposite.
  9. 3 Things To Get In Order Before You Die

    In the aftermath of the Jackson death, it has become evident that you need to make your wishes known.
  10. Financing Basics For First-Time Homebuyers

    If you're looking to get your first mortgage, there are many financing options available.
  11. How To Buy Your First Home: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

    Find out everything you need to know to tackle this major purchase without fear.
  12. The Truth Behind The Cash-For-Clunkers Subsidy

    The U.S. cash-for-clunkers program can subsidize up to $4500 for trade ins on old cars, but the devil is in the details.
  13. You Own An Out of Production GM: Now What?

    If your car brand has gone out of production, don't worry. Parts, service and warranties will all be available in some form.
  14. Should You Refinance Your Mortgage When Interest Rates Drop?

    Refinancing is a great way for many homeowners to improve their financial situation - but beware of the downsides.
  15. Why should I invest in the market when I can buy and sell houses or cars?

    This is a classic investor dilemma. When the markets are roaring, with 15-20% returns, it is tough to imagine putting your money elsewhere. In fact, when the markets churn out 15-20% returns, people actually tend to borrow money to invest in stocks.Of course, when the markets are down by the same amount, ...
  16. Free Money For Homebuyers

    Take advantage of the federal and state money being offered to apply for an FHA mortgage and get the cash you need to go to closing.
  17. 5 Awesome Deals That Could Save You Money!

    The recession is adding up to big savings for consumers. Find out where to find the best deals.
  18. Save Money On Summer Bills

    From lawn care to summer fairs, expenses can skyrocket if you're not paying attention.
  19. Reverse Mortgages: Why They're Really Too Good To Be True

    Americans are increasingly turning home equity to cash - but this transaction is not as simple as it sounds.
  20. Obtaining Credit In A Bad Economy

    Recessions can put the brakes on lending. Learn how to get the loan you need during tough economic times.
  21. Is Biofuel A Bad Idea?

    Though it may be a renewable resource, there are some downsides to ethanol.
  22. Four Inexpensive Ways To Get Healthcare

    Feeling stressed out? Your health could suffer and your budget might not be far behind.
  23. The Economics Of Gardening: Can You Dig It?

    Since Michelle Obama broke ground on a garden at the White House, interest in growing our own food has soared.
  24. Commute Smart: Save Time, Money And The Earth

    Make your daily commute more efficient with these simple tips. Find out how much you could save just by going to and from work.
  25. 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.
  26. Is Now The Best Time To Buy A Home?

    See how the recent downturn in the economy may have created one of the best buyer's markets in history.
  27. How Does The Economy Affect House Size?

    The better the economy, the bigger the house. But beware - everything that glitters isn't gold.
  28. 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.
  29. 8 Steps To Teach Your Partner Household Finances

    Follow these steps to give your partner a clear picture of your household's financial situation and the confidence to take over.
  30. Protect Yourself From HELOC Fraud

    Identity thieves are using home equity lines of credit to commit their crimes.
  31. Paring Down Moving Costs

    Unexpected costs can add to the stress of relocation. Plan ahead and anticipate what may pop up.
  32. Chrysler And The 1979 Bailout

    This American icon almost went under, but the U.S. government refused to let it fail.
  33. Can't Sell Your Home? Rent It

    Find out how to profit from your property when the housing market dips.
  34. How To Get The Best Price On A New Car

    Find out tips that'll save the haggling and get you the best price on a new car.
  35. What business processes were used to establish the Chevrolet motor company?

    William Durant, the founder of General Motors, lost control of his company due to his aggressive expansion plans. Going wholeheartedly from a carriage manufacturer to an automotive force, Durant used debt to finance his takeovers and mergers with other auto startups.
  36. Borrowing Smart In A Debt-Filled World

    Leveraging your money can have many perks, but it's not always the smartest financial plan.
  37. Housing Deals That Fall Through

    Find why buyers back out and what you can do if you're left holding the bag.
  38. Too Much Debt For A Mortgage?

    Just because a lender is willing to offer you a loan doesn't mean you should take it.
  39. Analyzing Auto Stocks

    Find out what to consider before taking a ride with stocks from this industry.
  40. The Reverse Mortgage: A Retirement Tool

    Discover another way to fund your retirement without having to make payments on a loan.
  41. How does the 80% rule for home insurance work, and how do capital improvements affect ...

    The 80% rule refers to the fact that most insurance companies will not fully cover the cost of damage to a house due to the occurrence of an insured event (e.g. fire or flood), unless the homeowner has purchased insurance coverage that is equal to at least 80% of the house's total replacement value.
  42. Understanding FHA Home Loans

    Don't be overwhelmed when filling out these forms. Find out what you need to do here.
  43. Can I, without tax penalties, use the IRA I inherited from my father to buy a home ...

    If you inherited an IRA from someone who was not your spouse at the time he/she died, the amounts that you receive as a distribution from the IRA will never be subject to any early-distribution penalties. However, amounts you receive will be treated as ordinary income (for you) and may be subject to ...
  44. Burdening Your Retirement With A Mortgage

    Carrying this debt can have benefits if done correctly, but is it worth the risk?
  45. 10 Reasons Why Moving Might Not Make You Richer

    Find out why moving to a less expensive city may not reduce your expenses.
  46. My Traditional IRA has been converted to a Roth IRA. Can I still make a qualified ...

    If you converted the funds less than five-years ago, you will not be able to meet the qualified distribution requirements. However, the amount you distribute for use toward the acquisition of a first home will not be subject to the 10% early-distribution penalty.
  47. Pay For A College Education With Retirement Funds

    These savings vehicles may be better than college saving funds for some families.
  48. Understanding The Escrow Process

    Learn the 10 steps that lead up to closing the deal on your new home and taking possession.
  49. 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 to receive a distribution from the plan. Your employer or plan administrator will provide you with a list of the requirements.Amounts withdrawn from your 401(k) plan and used towards ...
  50. Do You Need Casualty Insurance?

    Find out how different types of coverages can protect you and which policy is right for you.
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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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