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  1. 9 States Where You'll Pay the Most in Taxes

    Which state you live in can mean thousands of dollars saved or lost in taxes each year. Here's a list of states to avoid ...
  2. The Hidden Costs Of Home Ownership

    Mortgage lenders don't factor the extra costs into your loan amount. Make sure you save for the "little" things.
  3. Yes, You Can Make Money on Your Home Equity

    While it is not without risk, it is possible to use the equity in your home, especially if the mortgage is paid off, to invest ...
  4. 10 Best States to Own a Big House

    On top of the low property taxes and average housing costs, these states all tend to have great natural beauty and land worth ...
  5. Find the Best Homeowners Insurance

    Don't wait for the next Hurricane Sandy or massive oil sands fire to find out if your homeowners insurance really protects ...
  6. Is Tesla Losing Money Each Time It Sells a Car? (TSLA)

    Discover the plight of Tesla Motors Inc., including the challenges the electric vehicle manufacturer faces as it seeks to ...
  7. Should You Pay All Cash For Your Next Home?

    Pay cash only for a home? Here are the pros and cons.
  8. Who is Ruling the Jumbo Mortgage Market?

    The jumbo mortgage market appears to be booming this year, despite the few economic hurdles everyone's battling. Here's who ...
  9. The 10 Most Expensive Zip Codes in California

    California has some of the priciest ZIP codes in the U.S. And these are the priciest in California.
  10. Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

    Before tapping your home equity through a reverse mortgage, find out what could go wrong.
  11. 6 Things You Think Add Value To Your Home - But Really Don't

    Not everyone wants to spend their weekends shaping backyard topiaries. Even though you may enjoy the improvements you make ...
  12. 6 Best Summer Home Improvement Projects

    Summer has arrived. So, here are some helpful home upgrades that will help you beat the summer heat.
  13. 5 Best Car Insurance Providers for Retirees

    Some insurers offer discounts and resources that can significantly lower auto insurance rates for retirees and other seniors.
  14. Can I borrow from my annuity to put a down payment on a house?

    Learn how you can borrow money from an annuity for a house down payment, but also understand why fees and penalties make ...
  15. Could Tesla Attain a $700B Valuation by 2031?

    Investopedia columnist David Garrity weighs in on one billionaire's surprising claim.
  16. Retirees: Should You Buy or Lease Your Car?

    To buy or lease – that is the question. For retirees, access to safer cars, comprehensive warranties and tax deductions may ...
  17. You're Retiring: Should You Sell Your House?

    Sometimes it's the only option if you're a retiree – but before you decide to put your home on the market, also consider ...
  18. Your Property Tax Assessment: What Does It Mean?

    The amount of a property tax bill is based on the property’s value, the exemptions it qualifies for, its use and the local ...
  19. The 5 Best Cars for Retirees

    Remember the old "boat" that granddads used to drive? Things have changed: Witness this list of smaller, safer SUV, sedan ...
  20. When is a Down Payment Used?

    A down payment is an initial cash payment on an expensive good.
  21. Why the Saudi Investment Fund Put $3.5B Into Uber

    Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund was originally set up to develop the country and invest in local projects. Why did ...
  22. Zillow, Realtor, Redfin: Which Is the Best Real Estate Website? (Z, NWS)

    Compare the features and usability of the Zillow, Realtor.com and Redfin real estate websites for buying or selling a home ...
  23. 4 Types Of Insurance Everyone Needs

    These four types of insurance are the ones most financial experts recommend everyone have.
  24. Is It Worth Buying a New Car If You're Already Retired?

    You have to consider more than just the purchase price: Insurance, the warranty, resale value and how much you plan to drive ...
  25. Why the Wealth Effect Is Decelerating

    Discover why the Dallas Fed believes the wealth effect shrunk after the Great Recession, and why the wealth effect might ...
  26. 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. ...
  27. Understanding Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Find out the meaning of this popular asset-backed security and its benefits for banks and investors.
  28. 3 Reasons Why Jumbo Mortgages Are for High Earners

    Find out what a jumbo mortgage is, and learn the primary reasons why jumbo mortgages are most well-suited for high income ...
  29. Save Money on Summer Bills

    From lawn care to summer fairs, expenses can skyrocket if you're not paying attention.
  30. Make A Risk-Based Mortgage Decision

    Find out how to choose which mortgage style is right for you.
  31. The Reverse Mortgage: A Retirement Tool

    Discover another way to fund your retirement without having to make payments on a loan.
  32. 4 Steps to Attaining a Mortgage

    It starts with knowing your choices as well as your price range. We show you how to get there.
  33. Mortgage Points: What's the Point?

    Learn how to pay less for your home in the long run, or save in the short run.
  34. When (And When Not) to Refinance Your Mortgage

    There are both good and bad reasons to refinance. Learn more about both here.
  35. Pros and Cons of Buying a Certified Used Car

    A certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle can bring peace of mind, but is it right for you? Here are some factors to consider.
  36. Why would a homebuyer need to take out PMI (private mortgage insurance)?

    Learn why some home buyers are required to take out private mortgage insurance (PMI), and how it affects the total monthly ...
  37. Burdening Your Retirement With a Mortgage

    Carrying this debt can have benefits if done correctly, but is it worth the risk?
  38. How to Get a No-Down-Payment Mortgage

    It's harder to find, but you can still buy a home without any money down.
  39. Mortgage Options for Underwater Homeowners

    Find out what options are available when your mortgage is greater than the value of your home.
  40. 5 Things You Need To Be Pre-Approved For A Mortgage

    Before you can get serious about buying a home, you need to get pre-approval for a mortgage. Learn what you need to speed ...
  41. Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects.
  42. The Top 4 General Motors Shareholders (GM)

    Discover General Motors’ top four direct shareholders. Learn about how many shares they hold and obtain a brief description ...
  43. Calculating the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction

    The amount of money you save by paying your mortgage off quickly will far exceed any benefit from the mortgage interest tax ...
  44. Be Mortgage-Free Faster

    Getting rid of this debt faster has bigger benefits than you might think.
  45. Getting a Mortgage in Your 50s

    The financial considerations are different when you take out a mortgage in your 50s. Here's what you need to review as you ...
  46. Understanding Your Mortgage

    We walk through the steps needed to secure the best loan to finance the purchase of your home.
  47. How Mortgage Refinancing Affects Your Net Worth

    Find out how to determine whether refinancing will put you ahead or even more behind.
  48. 5 Best Home Appraisal Online Calculators (NWSA, Z)

    Learn more about online home appraisal calculators and review five of the best calculators, including general reviews of ...
  49. Small Life Changes That Save You Money

    There are a number of ways your personal life can impact your bottom line.
  50. Ford Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (F)

    Discover which companies Ford relies on as its most important customers to help the iconic company remain the top-selling ...
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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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