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  1. What's the difference between renter's insurance and homeowner's insurance?

    What's the difference between renter's insurance and homeowner's insurance?

    Renters insurance and homeowners insurance offer similar benefits for occupants and homeowners, but in different ways and ...
  2. What does FNMA stand for?

    What does FNMA stand for?

    Learn what FNMA is, how it helps low-, moderate- and middle-income families afford a place to live using mortgage liquidity, ...
  3. Stop Smoking If You Want To Sell Your House

    Stop Smoking If You Want To Sell Your House

    Homebuyers, whether first-time or repeat buyers, shop with their senses. The No. 1 turnoff for prospective homebuyers is ...
  4. What Documents Do I Need For Mortgage Preapproval?

    What Documents Do I Need For Mortgage Preapproval?

    The document requirements for mortgage preapproval vary by lender and your individual circumstances, but typically, you'll ...
  5. How I Budget With A Variable Income

    How I Budget With A Variable Income

    It seems like everybody's goal lately is to leave their job and become a freelancer.
  6. 7 Credit Myths You Thought Could Hurt Your Score

    7 Credit Myths You Thought Could Hurt Your Score

    The Internet is brimming with tales of how your complete lack of knowledge surrounding credit scores is costing you big every ...
  7. 10 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

    10 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

    Being a successful entrepreneurs requires more than just an idea or a lot of money. Here are ten things that set successful ...
  8. Benefits Of Stafford Loans

    Benefits Of Stafford Loans

    Stafford loans are the most popular federal student loans. This list of benefits will explain why.
  9. The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow

    The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow

    With so many credit cards in daily use, credit card issuers have grown with their businesses.
  10. Planning A Fun, Frugal Halloween

    Planning A Fun, Frugal Halloween

    Tis' time for the spookiest holiday of the year and a record number of Americans are planning to participate in the scare ...
  11. Direct Stafford Loans

    Direct Stafford Loans

    Stafford loans are the most popular type of federal student loan. Read this guide to the types you can get, how much you ...
  12. Letter of Credit

    Letter of Credit

    A letter of credit is a document from a bank promising to pay the holder a certain amount if the holder fulfills certain ...
  13. Set It And Forget It Doesn’t Work For Retirement

    Set It And Forget It Doesn’t Work For Retirement

    If you're like most Americans, retirement is a goal that you strive for with each paycheck you earn.
  14. Private Student Loans For International Students

    Private Student Loans For International Students

    International students can get private loans to help pay for the cost of college in the United States. Here's how.
  15. Stafford Loans: Subsidized Vs. Unsubsidized

    Stafford Loans: Subsidized Vs. Unsubsidized

    Before you take out federal student aid, learn the difference between these two types of Stafford loan. It could save you ...
  16. 5 Ways Americans Sabotage Their Savings

    5 Ways Americans Sabotage Their Savings

    While the latest news proclaims that the economy is rebounding, the truth is that most Americans are wasting their money. ...
  17. A CD Is The Best Tool To Teach Your Kid To Save

    A CD Is The Best Tool To Teach Your Kid To Save

    After suffering through a major recession, many people developed a near obsession with making sure they have savings set ...
  18. 5 Banking Fees That Are Actually Worth Paying

    5 Banking Fees That Are Actually Worth Paying

    In finances, "fee" is a like a three-letter bad word, the opposite of what personal finance is supposed to be, saving money ...
  19. Bankruptcy Consequences

    Bankruptcy Consequences

    You've done the deed and are out from under your debts – or embarked on a repayment plan. What consequences can you expect ...
  20. 4 Tips To Cut Your Monthly Car Costs

    4 Tips To Cut Your Monthly Car Costs

    Seeing your hard-earned money get drained month after month by recurring fees and expenses can be incredibly frustrating.
  21. 3 Ways To Cheat Government Assistance Programs

    3 Ways To Cheat Government Assistance Programs

    Government assistance programs are designed to give struggling Americans access to basic needs like health care, food and ...
  22. Saving On Bankruptcy Costs

    Saving On Bankruptcy Costs

    Going bankrupt is awful enough without worrying about ways to pay for it. Here's how to save on lawyers, filing fees and ...
  23. Bankruptcy And Your Credit Score

    Bankruptcy And Your Credit Score

    Use these 7 strategies to start improving your credit score from the huge hit it takes after a bankruptcy.
  24. When To Declare Bankruptcy

    When To Declare Bankruptcy

    When is bankruptcy the best or only route– and when is it better to look at alternative solutions? And should you always ...
  25. An Introduction to Government Loans

    An Introduction to Government Loans

    Government loans further policymakers' efforts to create positive social outcomes by offering timely access to capital for ...
  26. Rent-To-Own Homes: How The Process Works

    Rent-To-Own Homes: How The Process Works

    Here's what to watch for when negotiating a contract for a rent-to-own home – and who is a good candidate for this option.
  27. Student Loan Reality Check

    Student Loan Reality Check

    With college students back in classes for the fall semester, their parents can only hope that they are making the best use ...
  28. How To Choose An Affordable Financial Planner

    How To Choose An Affordable Financial Planner

    Choosing a financial planner is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. In fact, this decision is just as important as ...
  29. Who Should Buy 'Rent To Own'

    Who Should Buy 'Rent To Own'

    The monthly payments sound small, but they add up. Here's how "rent to own" works and who might benefit from it. Or not.
  30. Finding Rent-To-Own Homes

    Finding Rent-To-Own Homes

    Rent to own can be a route to owning your own home. But searching can be costly and complicated, and leases may have pitfalls. ...
  31. Is It Smarter To Save Money Or Earn More Income?

    Is It Smarter To Save Money Or Earn More Income?

    When it comes to money, what's your financial focus? My poor dad spent much of his energy working for others and saving as ...
  32. What's the difference between short sales and foreclosures?

    What's the difference between short sales and foreclosures?

    Understand the difference between a short sale and a foreclosure; both result in the loss of a home, either through a sale ...
  33. What are the requirements to apply for a reverse mortgage loan?

    What are the requirements to apply for a reverse mortgage loan?

    For homeowners of a certain age who wish to stay in their homes but are finding it costly, a reverse mortgage could be the ...
  34. What’s the difference between a mortgage lender and a mortgage servicer?

    What’s the difference between a mortgage lender and a mortgage servicer?

    Buying a home is an exciting and confusing process. Once the loan is secured, it's important to know who gets the payment: ...
  35. What Bill Gross, Steve Jobs and Steve Wynn Share

    What Bill Gross, Steve Jobs and Steve Wynn Share

    Few people build a multi-billion dollar business and leave it. But these did just that.
  36. The Top Ways to Fund Your New Business

    The Top Ways to Fund Your New Business

    Crowdfunding is no magic bullet for funding a business. However, P2P lending companies have made applying for a personal ...
  37. Should You Invest In Fannie Mae Stock?

    Should You Invest In Fannie Mae Stock?

    If you're risk-adverse, you might want to avoid investing in Fannie Mae. But if you're up for it, high risk could translate ...
  38. Does my employer's matching contribution count towards the maximum I can contribute ...

    Does my employer's matching contribution count towards the maximum I can contribute ...

    Maximize 401(k) contributions on your own without fear; employer contributions are separate and do not hinder you contributing ...
  39. What is the difference between a state and a federally chartered credit union?

    What is the difference between a state and a federally chartered credit union?

    Learn how federal chartered credit unions are regulated by the NCUA, while state chartered unions are regulated by their ...
  40. Is it legal to invest my student loan money?

    Take a risk investing student loans and encounter a legal and moral gray area as well as possible financial challenges along ...
  41. What is the difference between an interest rate and an annual percentage rate (APR)?

    Comparing the annual percentage rate (APR) on competing loans help you understand the true cost of the loans and make a wise ...
  42. What are the different types of reverse mortgages?

    Discover the three different types of reverse mortgages available to homeowners aged 62 and older and the key similarities ...
  43. Are good faith estimates (GFEs) accurate?

    Learn how federal guidelines regarding good faith estimates protect consumers under the revised 2010 version of the Real ...
  44. How do I fix an error on my credit report?

    Take control over your credit report by disputing false claims, accounts and information to the three major credit reporting ...
  45. When did the real estate bubble burst?

    Collapsing home prices from subprime mortgage defaults and risky investments on mortgage-backed securities burst the housing ...
  46. 4 Best Things To Buy In October

    4 Best Things To Buy In October

    It's cooling off, which means everything you need for spring and summer is starting to go on sale now, when you least need ...
  47. What PayPal’s Split From EBay Means For Customers

    EBay announced Tuesday that it will be splitting from PayPal to make the payment company its own entity.
  48. What do real estate investors look for in a property?

    Profit from real estate investments by either flipping homes or becoming a landlord. Learn best practices for a successful ...
  49. What's the difference between limited liability partnership and general partnership?

    Learn the differences between general partnerships and limited liability partnerships; each type has unique traits, benefits ...
  50. How does the Bureau of Labor Statistics determine the unemployment rate?

    Learn how estimates of the unemployment rate are made based on monthly surveys of American households that are conducted ...
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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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