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  1. Fixer-Upper House: Is it Worth It?

    Fixer-Upper House: Is it Worth It?

    The "handyman special" that seems like a great deal can quickly become a money pit. Find out which repairs are most likely ...
  2. The Sales Commission Dilemma

    The Sales Commission Dilemma

    These professionals' interests may not always align with your own. Find out how to protect yourself.
  3. Finding A Good Real Estate Agent

    Finding A Good Real Estate Agent

    Don't go it alone in the real estate market. We'll show you how to find the help you need.
  4. Hatch A New Financial Plan

    Hatch A New Financial Plan

    With spring just around the corner, now is a great time for a financial makeover.
  5. Tap Retirement Funds To Buy A Home?

    Tap Retirement Funds To Buy A Home?

    It's not ideal, but there are times when it can make sense to use your IRA or 401(k) for a down payment.
  6. Top 9 Solutions To An Unexpected Tax Bill

    Top 9 Solutions To An Unexpected Tax Bill

    Finding out you owe when you expected a refund is a nasty shock. Find out how to cope.
  7. Are You Ready To Buy A House?

    Are You Ready To Buy A House?

    There are a number of factors, aside from cost, that you should think about before buying a new house.
  8. Taking Your Home

    Taking Your Home "Off The Grid"

    There are many alternatives to traditional energy sources - though, they can come at a price.
  9. Claim The Homebuyer Tax Credit Before It Expires

    Claim The Homebuyer Tax Credit Before It Expires

    This credit expires April 30, but you can still cash in, and buying a house isn't the only way to do it.
  10. Rent-To-Own Real Estate Full Of Pitfalls

    Rent-To-Own Real Estate Full Of Pitfalls

    Before you consider this type of arrangement, you should be aware of how it works, who benefits and the many things that ...
  11. Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know

    Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative.
  12. Should You Invest In A Green Home?

    Should You Invest In A Green Home?

    Energy neutral homes are becoming real possibilities, but the financial point of view might not be so optimistic.
  13. How Savings Are Saving The Economy

    How Savings Are Saving The Economy

    Even with inflation fears, saving money is still sage advice in a recovering economy.
  14. 5 Steps To Attaining A Mortgage

    5 Steps To Attaining A Mortgage

    If you're serious about buying a home, cleaning up your credit should be the first item on your agenda. Learn how to get ...
  15. 5 Bizarre Insurance Policies

    5 Bizarre Insurance Policies

    If you can dream up a risk, you can probably insure it. From interesting to bizarre, here are five of the weirdest insurance ...
  16. The Cost Of An Auto Recall

    The Cost Of An Auto Recall

    The impact of an auto recall on a company isn't simply financial.
  17. Can You Live A Debt-Free Life?

    Can You Live A Debt-Free Life?

    Avoiding loans goes against the norm but it can be possible - and enjoyable.
  18. 5 Areas Where House Prices Are Increasing

    5 Areas Where House Prices Are Increasing

    The National Association of Realtors' January data was better than last year, but some cities are rebounding much faster ...
  19. Keep Your Pending Home Sale From Collapsing

    Keep Your Pending Home Sale From Collapsing

    You've done your research and found your dream home - find out what could go wrong and ruin your sale!
  20. Top Tips For Cheaper, Better Car Insurance

    Top Tips For Cheaper, Better Car Insurance

    Accident, theft, vandalism - make sure your coverage will protect you when you need it most.
  21. When A Homeowner's Best Move Is Turning Over The Keys

    When A Homeowner's Best Move Is Turning Over The Keys

    Moving out of your own home is sometimes the smartest financial move.
  22. Housing Numbers: Northeast Drags Down the Nation

    Housing Numbers: Northeast Drags Down the Nation

    The most recent report suggests that a rebound just isn't in the cards, especially in the Midwest and Northeast regions. ...
  23. 10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    The receipts you cram into your wallet could be replaced with cash come tax season.
  24. Home Improvements: Does It Pay To Go Green?

    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.
  25. Sell Your Rental Property For A Profit

    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.
  26. 5 Cities Where Homes Aren't Selling

    5 Cities Where Homes Aren't Selling

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

    The 2010 Real Estate Outlook

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

    It's A HAMP Shame: Feds Seek To Share The Mortgage Blame

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

    Reduce Interest With An All-In-One Mortgage

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

    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, ...
  31. Things To Know About The Home Modification Plan

    Things To Know About The Home Modification Plan

    This program allows FHA borrowers to reduce monthly mortgage payments through negotiation with lenders.
  32. Home-Equity Loans: The Costs

    Home-Equity Loans: The Costs

    Learn the factors to consider when comparing the different programs offered by various lenders.
  33. Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

    Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

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

    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.
  35. A Homeowner's Guide To Online Real Estate

    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.
  36. 8 Easy Ways To Slash Your Holiday Budget

    8 Easy Ways To Slash Your Holiday Budget

    Have a happy holiday without the financial regret. These tips will show you how.
  37. 7 Ways To Improve Your Home's Sell-ability

    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.
  38. Do You Need A Real Estate Agent?

    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.
  39. How do I know if I should refinance my mortgage?

    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 ...
  40. 6 Tips For Protecting Your Home's Value

    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. ...
  41. Home Renovations That Don't Pay

    Home Renovations That Don't Pay

    Find out which home improvements fail to entice buyers and increase your home's value.
  42. 10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    Know what you're in for before jumping into the home remodeling game.
  43. Is there more to insurance policies than price?

    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 ...
  44. Top 6 Scariest Neighborhoods For Homebuyers

    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 ...
  45. 4 Home Upgrades That Don't Pay

    4 Home Upgrades That Don't Pay

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

    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?
  47. 50 Years Of Consumer Spending

    50 Years Of Consumer Spending

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

    Conquering The Terms Of Your Mortgage

    Buyers with big down payments should get the best mortgage terms. Unfortunately, the equation isn't that simple.
  49. 4 Signs Your Home Is Overpriced

    4 Signs Your Home Is Overpriced

    In order to sell your home, you have to know when it's time to lower the price.
  50. 4 Retirement Reality Checks

    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 ...
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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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