Home & Auto

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. When is a Down Payment Used?

    A down payment is an initial cash payment on an expensive good.
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 4 Types Of Insurance Everyone Needs

    These four types of insurance are the ones most financial experts recommend everyone have.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 4 Alternatives to a Traditional Mortgage

    If you can't qualify for or don't want a traditional mortgage, one of these options might be right for you.
  10. 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. ...
  11. Understanding Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Find out the meaning of this popular asset-backed security and its benefits for banks and investors.
  12. 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 ...
  13. Save Money on Summer Bills

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

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

    Discover another way to fund your retirement without having to make payments on a loan.
  16. 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.
  17. Mortgage Points: What's the Point?

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

    There are both good and bad reasons to refinance. Learn more about both here.
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ...
  21. Burdening Your Retirement With a Mortgage

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

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

    Find out what options are available when your mortgage is greater than the value of your home.
  24. 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 ...
  25. Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects.
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. Be Mortgage-Free Faster

    Getting rid of this debt faster has bigger benefits than you might think.
  29. 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 ...
  30. Understanding Your Mortgage

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

    Find out how to determine whether refinancing will put you ahead or even more behind.
  32. 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 ...
  33. Small Life Changes That Save You Money

    There are a number of ways your personal life can impact your bottom line.
  34. 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 ...
  35. Real Estate Flipping: 8 Disclosures You Must Make

    If you don't tell potential buyers about these situations and possible hazards, you could find yourself in court. Here's ...
  36. 4 Boomer Retirement Basics

    Here are 4 basics for Boomers who want to get a leg up on retirement.
  37. Revolving Credit vs. Line of Credit

    Revolving credit and a line of credit are arrangements made between a lending institution and a business or individual.
  38. One Reverse Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (INTU)

    Discover what products One Reverse Mortgage can offer for homeowners age 62 and over, and learn if a home equity conversion ...
  39. Subprime Auto Loans: What Borrowers Should Know

    Are subprime auto loans a disaster waiting to happen?
  40. Why Used Cars Are a Good Deal Right Now

    The supply of used cars is growing, making a pre-owned automobile a good deal once again. Here are the models to look for ...
  41. Understanding the Mortgage Payment Structure

    We explain the calculation and payment process as well as the amortization schedule of home loans.
  42. The Benefits of Mortgage Repayment

    Buying a home may be the biggest debt you'll ever incur. Learn why you should retire it sooner, rather than later.
  43. Mortgage Deals: Mortgage Lens vs. Mortgage Coach

    Find out which of these two online mortgage planning and presentation services, Mortgage Lens or Mortgage Coach, is better ...
  44. Mortgages: How Much Can You Afford?

    Answering this means number-crunching as well as factoring in other considerations and expenses.
  45. Lowe's Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (LOW)

    Learn about Lowe's, and discover the companies that are its key suppliers. Obtain a brief description and analysis of each ...
  46. Why Building a House Is So Expensive Now

    Building a house can be very costly, so it’s best to understand all the factors that go into the equation before proceeding. ...
  47. Is It True That You Can Sell Your Home And Not Pay Capital Gains Tax?

    Based on the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, if you are single, the first $250,000 you make on your home sale is not subject ...
  48. Tax Deductions on Mortgage Interest

    If you're a homeowner, this is one item you want to understand and use on your return.
  49. Who Should Get an Interest-Only Mortgage?

    In the right circumstances, interest-only loans can save you money and help accomplish financial goals; in the wrong circumstances ...
  50. Prepare Your Finances to Handle Natural Disasters

    The Fort McMurray, Canada, fire is a reminder to take these easy steps to protect your financial interests from natural disasters. ...
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    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
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    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
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    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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