Home & Auto

  1. 7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    Just moved into a new home? Check out these 7 tips that every new homeowner should know
  2. The Unique Advantages Of VA Mortgages

    Find out how being a veteran can save you money on your mortgage.
  3. Real Estate Boom Phrases That Went Bust

    These glib statements were all the rage during the real estate boom, but few real estate experts would dare to utter them now.
  4. Is Now The Time To Buy Or Rent?

    While you can snag serious deals in this current economy, it doesn’t mean that buying a home is the best choice for you right now.
  5. Cut Commissions With "For Sale By Owner" Sales

    It takes a lot more work, but selling your home without a realtor can have benefits.
  6. The Cheapest Canadian Cities To Buy A House

    Canada's housing market didn't suffer like its struggling neighbors to the south, but there are still great deals to be had.
  7. Stage Your Home Like a Pro For Free

    Find out ways you can stage your home to appeal to more buyers, so your home will stand out from the competition.
  8. Why You Don't Need A Real Estate Agent

    While there are times when a real estate agent earns the commission, there are other times when you can do it yourself.
  9. Water Cooler Finance: Everything Old Is News Again

    The past week's news reads like a case of déjà-vu as age-old stories resurfaced for another round in the headlines.
  10. 12 Steps To Closing A Real Estate Deal

    A long list of things needs to happen before a home becomes yours. Find out what to expect.
  11. 7 Hot Hybrids: Will They Save You Money On Gas?

    Buyers may gravitate toward hybrids to save money at the pump, but few models are actually cost effective at current gas prices.
  12. Buying A Home: Brand New Vs. Fixer-Upper

    We check out the advantages of each of these options, and look at the issues involved with a fixer-upper.
  13. 7 Spring Fixes To Boost Your Home's Value

    These simple, inexpensive fixes can make a world of difference to your house - and its value.
  14. This Year's Top Auto Stocks

    Despite what the headlines would have you believe, the automotive industry has seen some high points this year.
  15. 7 Cities With Great Real Estate Deals

    It's a buyer's market, but where are the best places to purchase your new home?
  16. 6 Budget Must-Haves

    No matter how much money you have, there are six components that you must have in your budget to weather any financial storm.
  17. Businesses Built On Fear

    Have you ever purchased a product because you were afraid of what would happen if you didn't? Many businesses thrive for that very reason.
  18. Do-It-Yourself Real Estate Screeners

    The internet allows prospective homeowners to take charge of finding their dream home.
  19. The 5 Factors Of A "Good" Location

    “Location, location, location” is a common mantra in real estate. And it’s good advice – except for one thing: most people have no idea what this really means.
  20. Why Now Is The Time To Buy A Home

    With interest rates at all-time lows and major rate hikes around the corner, many experts say the best time to snag a mortgage is right now.
  21. 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 to put you in the red.
  22. 5 Strategies For Lowering Next Year's Taxes

    If your tax bill is bigger than you'd hoped, there are few ways you can reduce it next year.
  23. The Sales Commission Dilemma

    These professionals' interests may not always align with your own. Find out how to protect yourself.
  24. 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.
  25. Hatch A New Financial Plan

    With spring just around the corner, now is a great time for a financial makeover.
  26. Preparing Your Finances From Natural Disasters

    Use these easy tips to protect your financial interests from natural disasters.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Taking Your Home "Off The Grid"

    There are many alternatives to traditional energy sources - though, they can come at a price.
  31. 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 can go wrong.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 5 Mistakes That Make House Flipping A Flop

    If you're just looking to get rich quick, you could end up in the poorhouse.
  36. How Savings Are Saving The Economy

    Even with inflation fears, saving money is still sage advice in a recovering economy.
  37. Soaring Mortgage Defaults May Kill The Housing Recovery

    Delinquencies, foreclosures likely to put a damper on 2010 recovery.
  38. 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 pre-qualified and/or pre-approved for a mortgage, and examine the different types of lenders.
  39. Leveraging Leverage For Bigger Profits

    Leverage is like fire. Find out how to use it to heat up your investing without burning your portfolio.
  40. 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 policies.
  41. Water Cooler News: Financial News This Week

    Find out what's making news in the world of finance this week.
  42. The Cost Of An Auto Recall

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

    Avoiding loans goes against the norm but it can be possible - and enjoyable.
  44. 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 than others.
  45. 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!
  46. Top Tips For Cheaper, Better Car Insurance

    Accident, theft, vandalism - make sure your coverage will protect you when you need it most.
  47. Top Tips For Successfully Renting Out Your Home

    Renting out your home can be a great way to ride out a real estate slump - if you do it right.
  48. When A Homeowner's Best Move Is Turning Over The Keys

    Moving out of your own home is sometimes the smartest financial move.
  49. Attention Home Buyers! Why You Need A Lawyer

    Property transactions are complex and subject to specific state/local rules. A professional can simplify the process.
  50. 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.
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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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