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    Delve into the world of rewards credit cards and it becomes easy to see how enough points can pay their way toward heavily ...
  2. Essential Tips For Would-Be Entrepreneurs

    Before you consider launching a business consider these key pieces of advice.
  3. I Want Christmas To Be Debt-Free

    Fall is finally here, and everywhere I look I see pumpkin carvings, seasonal door hangings, and all kinds of pumpkin-flavored ...
  4. Finding And Investing In FHA Condos

    Interested in a buying an FHA-approved condo? Read this first.
  5. Saving Money Or Paying Off Debt?

    When choosing between blasting through debt and establishing precautionary funds in case of an emergency, the right course ...
  6. How To Refinance If Your Home Appraisal Is Too Low

    When you take out a mortgage on a home or refinance an existing mortgage, most lenders want a loan-to-value ratio (LTV) of ...
  7. 5 Smart Money Strategies From Around The World

    Around the globe, the way money is thought about, handled, saved and spent varies greatly from what might be the norm in ...
  8. All Your Questions About Loan Interest Rates

    If you think interest rates don’t really matter -- think again. Interest rates have a huge impact on your finances.
  9. 13 Confusing & Scary Things Frugalists Do

    When I worked at a newspaper, I needed to confer with the photo department. A holiday potluck had taken place, and the shooters ...
  10. Why, How, Where and When Entrepreneurs Make Money

    Why, how, where and when do entrepreneurs make money? Eleven stages or "terms" that entrepreneurs and their ventures go through ...
  11. 7 Secret Fees Cutting Into Your Travel Budget

    We're in the midst of the travel-planning season, as solo travelers and families gear up for domestic and international holiday ...
  12. Traveler's Checks Vs. ATM Cash: Tips for Tourists

    Traveler's checks were once the preferred way to make purchases overseas, but most tourists now get cash at an ATM – or use ...
  13. Astonishing Innovation Amid Global Crisis

    The Ebola crisis continues to intensify… The thugs at ISIS continue to terrorize everyone… The schizophrenic stock market ...
  14. Which Home Updates Tend to Make Back their Money?

    Do you want to revitalize your kitchen and bathroom this year? If you’re planning to sell your home, these rooms will be ...
  15. How do real estate agents market themselves?

    Find an agent by checking popular real estate circulars featuring desirable neighborhoods and call the agent to ask questions ...
  16. What is the difference between a prepaid credit card and a gift card?

    Although prepaid and gift cards are used in the same manner, a prepaid credit card can be used repeatedly, while a gift card ...
  17. How and where is revenue recognized from barter transactions?

    Find out how the IRS requires companies that engage in barter transactions to recognize the revenue from such transactions ...
  18. 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, ...
  19. Where do you get a real estate license?

    Find out what it takes to become a licensed real estate agent, and learn how to track down specific information about licensing ...
  20. How are real estate taxes calculated?

    Find out how real estate taxes are calculated; failure to pay these taxes that can be a substantial annual expense can lead ...
  21. What does the current cost of living compare to 20 years ago?

    Find out how inflation has affected the dollar since 1994, and how the cost of living has changed above and beyond what can ...
  22. Why do real estate agents fail?

    Becoming a successful real estate agent requires a mindset that is built for success and strong, consistent action that buttresses ...
  23. Where do you get real estate leads?

    Gather information and keep in touch through networking without bombarding clients or you may risk losing a client in a challenging ...
  24. What are the differences among a real estate agent, a broker and a realtor?

    Learn how agents, realtors and brokers are often considered the same, but in reality, these real estate positions have different ...
  25. How can I tell when a real estate agent might be lying to me?

    Find out what real estate agents are likely to lie about, the reasons for the lies and how to protect yourself from unscrupulous ...
  26. How much money do real estate agents make?

    Learn about the salaries of top earners in the real estate industry and how factors, such as location, can raise or lower ...
  27. How do real estate agents get listings?

    Learn about how real estate agents get listings in top real estate markets, as well as in smaller areas, through utilizing ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. Where can you get real estate advice?

    Learn where to find unbiased real estate advice on the Web, and get a brief sampling of the types of issues to take into ...
  30. What do real estate attorneys do?

    Understand the role of a real estate attorney to help you decide if you would benefit from the expertise of this type of ...
  31. What are the top-paying jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics?

    Find out which workers earn the highest and lowest salaries on an annualized basis, as well as the median salaries for the ...
  32. What are the requirements for an FHA loan?

    Qualify for homeownership with an FHA-backed mortgage. Borrowers with imperfect credit benefit from this government-sponsored ...
  33. Who runs the Bureau of Labor Statistics?

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks the nation's working conditions and provides critical data to the public, government ...
  34. Do real estate agents need a degree?

    Earning a degree is required by many real estate brokerages, as well as by some state's real estate boards. Getting a degree ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. How I Budget With A Variable Income

    It seems like everybody's goal lately is to leave their job and become a freelancer.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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.
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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. ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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 ...
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