Home & Auto

  1. Is It Worth Going Green?

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

    Not everyone can make money in this field. Find out what you need before you buy in.
  4. 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.
  5. 5 Tips For Recession House Hunters

    Follow these five tips to get a leg up on rival bargain hunters.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Financing Basics For First-Time Homebuyers

    If you're looking to get your first mortgage, there are many financing options available.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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, ...
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  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. Is Biofuel A Bad Idea?

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

    Feeling stressed out? Your health could suffer and your budget might not be far behind.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. How Does The Economy Affect House Size?

    The better the economy, the bigger the house. But beware - everything that glitters isn't gold.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Protect Yourself From HELOC Fraud

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

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

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

    Find out how to profit from your property when the housing market dips.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Borrowing Smart In A Debt-Filled World

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

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

    Just because a lender is willing to offer you a loan doesn't mean you should take it.
  38. Save Money The Scottish Way

    Take a trip through history to learn from some (in)famously frugal Scots.
  39. Car Shopping: New Or Used?

    Don't get taken for a ride. Learn the pros and cons before the salesperson makes a pitch.
  40. Mortgage Asset-Liability Management Made Easy

    Should you refinance your mortgage to purchase other assets? Learn how to weigh your risk.
  41. Will You Break Even On Your Home?

    Calculate how much your property will need to appreciate to cover the costs of owning it.
  42. Subprime Lending: Helping Hand Or Underhanded?

    These loans can spell disaster for borrowers, but that doesn't mean they should be condemned.
  43. The True Cost Of Owning A Car

    Driving is often the most convenient way to get around, but it'll cost you.
  44. Subprime Is Often Subpar

    Proceed with caution when considering these short-term, high-interest mortgages.
  45. For Companies, Green Is The New Black

    Sustainability and reducing environmental impact are hot corporate objectives. Find out why.
  46. In A Cash Crunch? Hold A Yard Sale

    Lighten your load for a heavier wallet. We'll provide helpful tips to ensure a successful sale.
  47. Be Mortgage-Free Faster

    Getting rid of this debt faster has bigger benefits than you might think.
  48. REX Agreements Climb As House Prices Decline

    These purchase options let you hedge against a decline in your home's value without having to sell the house.
  49. The 5% Solution To Financial Freedom

    How can you save the recommended 10% of your income? We'll show you how to get there.
  50. Analyzing A REX Agreement

    These contracts can be an effective way for homeowners to hedge against declining house prices.
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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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