Home & Auto

  1. Fix It Or Trash It?

    Fix It Or Trash It?

    Four types of household or personal items and whether it makes sense to put money into fixing them or whether it's more financially-prudent ...
  2. The 5 Most Expensive Places To Buy A Home

    The 5 Most Expensive Places To Buy A Home

    Find out what makes these areas so desirable to live in despite the high costs of real estate.
  3. Home Organization On A Budget

    Home Organization On A Budget

    These simple steps will keep you on time and efficient without spending a lot of cash.
  4. Is Your Commute Worth It?

    Is Your Commute Worth It?

    The extra 30 minutes in the car may be costing you more than you think.
  5. 4 Reasons Not To Refinance Your Home

    4 Reasons Not To Refinance Your Home

    Interest rates are still extremely low, but they aren't expected to stay there for long. Should you refinance before it's ...
  6. 6 Late-Stage Retirement Catch-Up Tactics

    6 Late-Stage Retirement Catch-Up Tactics

    It's not too late, but if you want to retire comfortably you'll have to be aggressive.
  7. Taking Another Look At Auto Stocks

    Taking Another Look At Auto Stocks

    The automotive manufacturers in the U.S. may be on their way to recovery.
  8. 7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    Don't let the excitement of owning your own home lead you to make bad financial decisions.
  9. Celebrate July 4th On A Budget

    Celebrate July 4th On A Budget

    Don't let overspending ruin your Fourth of July party this year.
  10. An Introduction To Buying A Condominium

    An Introduction To Buying A Condominium

    This real estate investment provides unique advantages - and challenges.
  11. Car Insurance Add-Ons That May Be Worth The Money

    Car Insurance Add-Ons That May Be Worth The Money

    Many auto insurance add-ons are unnecessary in most situations and will simply drain money out of your pocket. There are ...
  12. 6 Signs It's Time To Buy A House

    6 Signs It's Time To Buy A House

    Are you ready to buy a home? Find out if it's the right time for you to enter the real estate market.
  13. How To Afford A Second Home

    How To Afford A Second Home

    Saving enough to buy a vacation home involves some unique considerations including a big down payment and more lending hurdles. ...
  14. Quick And Easy Home Decorating On A Budget

    Quick And Easy Home Decorating On A Budget

    Hiring a decorator can cost a fortune, but there is an easier way to give your home a new look.
  15. How To Get Affordable Insurance

    How To Get Affordable Insurance

    Many insurers are raising rates. What can you do to keep yourself insured at a rate you can afford?
  16. How To Get A No-Down-Payment Mortgage

    How To Get A No-Down-Payment Mortgage

    It's harder to find, but you can still buy a home without any money down.
  17. Why You Can't Afford Not To Have A Car

    Why You Can't Afford Not To Have A Car

    Owning a car can help you earn and save more money.
  18. 5 Economical Green Upgrades For Your Home

    5 Economical Green Upgrades For Your Home

    Going green isn't an all-or-nothing proposition. There are many inexpensive and cost-effective changes that make a noticeable ...
  19. Do You Need A Home Warranty?

    Do You Need A Home Warranty?

    A home warranty may sound like a great form of protection against expensive, unforeseen home repairs. But is it worth it? ...
  20. 5 Tips For Getting The Right Contents Insurance

    5 Tips For Getting The Right Contents Insurance

    There are many options when it comes to insuring the contents of your home.
  21. 6 Ways To Cut The Cost Of Your Car Loan

    6 Ways To Cut The Cost Of Your Car Loan

    It's not cheap to own a car these days, especially if you have to borrow to make it happen. These tips will make sure you ...
  22. The Pitfalls Of Buying A Foreclosure House

    The Pitfalls Of Buying A Foreclosure House

    Find out if the house you're eyeing is really a good deal.
  23. How Rising Gas Prices Affect Consumer Decisions

    How Rising Gas Prices Affect Consumer Decisions

    Find out the major ways consumers have adjusted their spending to compensate for the ever-increasing costs of fuel.
  24. Is Now A Good Time To Invest In Real Estate?

    Is Now A Good Time To Invest In Real Estate?

    From carrying costs to investment risk, there's a lot to consider before you invest in real estate.
  25. Home Improvements That Boost Resale Value

    Home Improvements That Boost Resale Value

    Choose substance over style when making home improvements in a down market.
  26. 9 Cars That Can Rebuild The American Auto Industry

    9 Cars That Can Rebuild The American Auto Industry

    These top offerings are helping to rejuvenate Detroit's lagging auto sales, and the overall economy.
  27. 8 Must-Have Numbers For Evaluating A Real Estate Investment

    8 Must-Have Numbers For Evaluating A Real Estate Investment

    These calculations can help you figure out if a particular property will be a valuable investment.
  28. 9 Reasons To Buy A House Now

    9 Reasons To Buy A House Now

    Keep an eye on these encouraging real estate trends if you plan to buy a home in the coming months.
  29. Top 10 Features Of A Profitable Rental Property

    Top 10 Features Of A Profitable Rental Property

    Find out what factors you should weigh when searching for income-producing real estate.
  30. Bathroom Remodeling On A Budget

    Bathroom Remodeling On A Budget

    These cheap and simple changes will make your bathroom look like a million bucks.
  31. 6 Questions To Ask Before You Refinance

    6 Questions To Ask Before You Refinance

    Refinancing your mortgage can be a quick way to save on payments, but it's not for everyone.
  32. 10 Reasons You Shouldn't Skip A Home Inspection

    10 Reasons You Shouldn't Skip A Home Inspection

    Even if you're buying a new home, there are many ways that a home inspection can pay for itself.
  33. How To Buy A House In Another City

    How To Buy A House In Another City

    Finding an agent, doing your research, feeling out neighborhoods etc.
  34. America's Biggest Gas Guzzlers

    America's Biggest Gas Guzzlers

    Check out the six biggest gas gluttons on America's roads.
  35. Top 5 Homebuying Tips For 2011

    Top 5 Homebuying Tips For 2011

    A lot has changed in 2011, and this is what you need to know if you're buying a house this year.
  36. 4 Ways Rising Fuel Costs Influence The Auto Industry

    4 Ways Rising Fuel Costs Influence The Auto Industry

    Though fuel efficient cars may cost more up front, they are expected to significantly reduce the amount of money spent on ...
  37. Transform Your Gadgets Into Gas-Saving Tools

    Transform Your Gadgets Into Gas-Saving Tools

    Find out how to use your favorite toys to cut costs at the pump.
  38. 5 Reasons To Save For A Big Mortgage Down Payment

    5 Reasons To Save For A Big Mortgage Down Payment

    You may be anxious to buy a home, but taking time to save a large down payment has numerous advantages.
  39. 8 Factors That Devalue A Good Home

    8 Factors That Devalue A Good Home

    Whether you're listing your house or looking to buy, these factors should play a big part in valuing a property.
  40. 3 Most Important Factors In Buying A Home

    3 Most Important Factors In Buying A Home

    Before you enter the real estate market, you need to consider these important factors.
  41. Turn Your Home Into A Vacation Destination

    Turn Your Home Into A Vacation Destination

    These home improvements are easy, luxurious and a smart way to add value to your home.
  42. What The New Mortgage Lending Rules Really Mean

    What The New Mortgage Lending Rules Really Mean

    Every mortgage rule change has consequences for borrowers, lenders, the housing market and the broader economy.
  43. How To Create A Real Estate Bidding War

    How To Create A Real Estate Bidding War

    There are still many areas in the United States that are attractive enough to buyers that you can start a good, old-fashioned ...
  44. The Factors That Will Cause $6-Per-Gallon Gas

    The Factors That Will Cause $6-Per-Gallon Gas

    Find out why some analysts believe we could soon be paying six dollars per gallon for gas.
  45. Avoid Foreclosure: How To Handle An Underwater Mortgage

    Avoid Foreclosure: How To Handle An Underwater Mortgage

    Foreclosure is the biggest fear of any struggling homeowner. These tips just might save your credit rating.
  46. Landscaping On A Budget

    Landscaping On A Budget

    It's easier to hire an expensive contractor to fulfill your landscaping needs but you can do it yourself at a much lower ...
  47. How To Avoid Medical Debt

    How To Avoid Medical Debt

    Find out what you can do to avoid a financial meltdown when there's a medical emergency.
  48. Buying A Home As A Couple: What Changes, What Doesn't

    Buying A Home As A Couple: What Changes, What Doesn't

    If you are considering buying a home as a couple, make sure you know what changes if you and your partner aren't married. ...
  49. Mortgage Options For Underwater Homeowners

    Mortgage Options For Underwater Homeowners

    Find out what options are available when your mortgage is greater than the value of your home.
  50. Expensive Purchases That Can Save You Money

    Expensive Purchases That Can Save You Money

    When making a big-ticket purchase, consider the savings along with the costs.
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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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