Life Stages

  1. It can be great to live in the moment, but the actions and decisions you make now can greatly impact your sense of financial security down the road.

    How Do Americans Keep Minimizing Their Net Worth?

    It can be great to live in the moment, but the actions and decisions you make now can greatly impact your sense of financial security down the road.
  2. FHA mortgages offer flexibility and low down payments, though they're often pricier than traditional loans backed by private mortgage insurance.

    Before You Choose An FHA Mortgage: 7 Key Points

    FHA mortgages offer flexibility and low down payments, though they're often pricier than traditional loans backed by private mortgage insurance.
  3. Universal Design Improvements That Increase Your Home's Value

    Universal design improvements yield great returns for homeowners, either through increased future comfort, or broader market appeal for their home.
  4. FHA loans are often a good alternative for those who have trouble obtaining a conventional mortgage, although you do have to pay an insurance premium.

    Mortgage For A Manufactured Home? Try The FHA

    FHA loans are often a good alternative for those who have trouble obtaining a conventional mortgage, although you do have to pay an insurance premium.
  5. You're probably moving a lot and still paying off your student loans. Is it crazy to get a mortgage in your 20s? Here's how to decide.

    Does A Mortgage Make Sense If You're In Your 20s?

    You're probably moving a lot and still paying off your student loans. Is it crazy to get a mortgage in your 20s? Here's how to decide.
  6. Make a second property more affordable by taking advantage of low mortgage rates to refinance it.

    Learn How To Lower Your Second Mortgage Rate

    Make a second property more affordable by taking advantage of low mortgage rates to refinance it.
  1. Money Lessons From Disney's Scrooge McDuck

    Money Lessons From Disney's Scrooge McDuck

    Forbes magazine ranked Scrooge McDuck as the richest fictional character in the world in 2013 with a net worth of $65.4 billion. We can learn valuable lessons from the principles ...
  2. By focusing on habits, you will adopt simple, sustainable behaviors that will put you on the path to achieving bigger and better goals in 2015 and beyond.

    What Are Your New Year’s Financial Habits?

    By focusing on habits, you will adopt simple, sustainable behaviors that will put you on the path to achieving bigger and better goals in 2015 and beyond.
  3. It can be great to live in the moment, but the actions and decisions you make now can greatly impact your sense of financial security down the road.

    How Do Americans Keep Minimizing Their Net Worth?

    It can be great to live in the moment, but the actions and decisions you make now can greatly impact your sense of financial security down the road.
  4. Find The Best Personal Finance Software

    Should you pay for personal finance software or get it free? The best program for you depends on your needs and how private you want to be about money.
  5. This website offers free tools and helpful videos for those needing to keep good track of their finances

    Mint.com: Top Free Tools To Track Your Money

    This website offers free tools and helpful videos for those needing to keep good track of their finances
  6. Know The Cost of Living Where You Plan To Retire

    When considering where to live after retiring, it's important to keep in mind the type of taxes that would have to be paid at each retirement location.
  1. With the end of the year upon investors are looking for ways to reduce their tax bill. One tactic that is often used is tax-loss harvesting.

    'Tis The Season For Tax-Loss Harvesting

    With the end of the year upon investors are looking for ways to reduce their tax bill. One tactic that is often used is tax-loss harvesting.
  2. Planning Ahead for 2015's Tax Law Changes

    Increased 401(k) limits can help savers put away more money for retirement in 2015—but some new restrictions are coming for IRAs.
  3. Know The Cost of Living Where You Plan To Retire

    When considering where to live after retiring, it's important to keep in mind the type of taxes that would have to be paid at each retirement location.
  4. College graduates - use these tax benefits to ease your transition into the 'real world.'

    Money-Saving Tax Breaks For College Grads

    Even if you graduate from college with a heavy debt load – especially if you do – use these tax benefits to ease your transition into the 'real world.'
  5. Year-end tax tips

    7 Ways To Minimize Your 2014 Taxes By December 31

    The year's not quite over yet. See whether taking any of these steps would leave you owing less in 2014 taxes, come April.
  6. Capital gain refers to the increase in value of a capital asset or an investment security upon sale.

    Understanding Capital Gains

    Capital gain refers to the increase in value of a capital asset or an investment security upon sale. In other words, if you buy company stock, real estate or fine art and ...
  1. A loan against the cash value of your life insurance isn't the best way to raise money – but sometimes it's the best choice you have. How to decide.

    Should You Borrow From Your Life Insurance?

    A loan against the cash value of your life insurance isn't the best way to raise money – but sometimes it's the best choice ...
  2. How to file for a life insurance payout – and how long it takes to receive it. Plus, new ways to plan for payments that provide an income stream.

    Life Insurance: How Long Does It Take To Get Paid?

    How to file for a life insurance payout – and how long it takes to receive it. Plus, new ways to plan for payments that provide ...
  3. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you can no longer be denied health insurance for having a pre-existing or chronic medical condition.

    Choosing A Health Plan For Your Chronic Illness

    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you can no longer be denied health insurance for having a pre-existing or chronic medical ...
  4. Four key factors to check out before you just sign up for dental insurance. The coverage could be really worth it – or not.

    Does That Dental Insurance Have Cavities?

    Four key factors to check out before you just sign up for dental insurance. The coverage could be really worth it – or not.
  5. Compared to other options, does it ever make sense to include cash-value life insurance in your investment portfolio?

    How Good An Investment Is Life Insurance?

    Compared to other options, does it ever make sense to include cash-value life insurance in your investment portfolio? A look ...
  6. Tips for Finding Affordable Health Insurance

    One of the easiest ways to save money is to compare health plans sold on an exchange and those sold directly through an insurer. ...

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