Credit, Loans & Mortgages

  1. Jumbo Loan

    If your home is valued over limits set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, you may need a jumbo mortgage. Here are a few ...
  2. How the Lane Bryant Credit Card Works

    Like most retailers, Lane Bryant offers its customers a credit card that comes with perks, but also some steep interest charges. ...
  3. Private Student Loans for International Students

    Here's how International students can get private loans to help pay for the cost of college in the United States.
  4. Getting A Mortgage When Building Your Own Home

    It's much harder to get a loan when you're building a home, not moving into one. Here's where to look and what to expect.
  5. Best U.S. Cities for Finance Workers to Live In

    What are the best U.S. cities for finance workers to live in? Here are 15 places to call home that allows workers to maximize ...
  6. Why Building a House Is So Expensive

    Building a house can be very costly, so it’s best to understand all the factors that go into the equation before proceeding. ...
  7. FHA Loans: An Option for Manufactured Homes, Too

    If you have difficulty obtaining a conventional mortgage for a manufactured home, an FHA loan can be an alternative but you ...
  8. Discover Credit Cards: Advantages & Disadvantages

    Discover "it" cards still offer generous rewards and no annual fee. But how generous depends on which card you end up with, ...
  9. How Credit Card Balance Transfers Work

    How to decide if a credit card balance transfer is right for you, where to look for one and the steps to take to complete ...
  10. What Foreign Buyers of U.S. Real Estate Need to Know

    For foreign buyers, the mortgage lending process has some twists. Keep these considerations in mind when applying for a loan. ...
  11. Quickbooks vs. Quicken

    QuickBooks and Quicken are two of the most widely used financial management tools in the world – here's how to determine ...
  12. How Does NetSpend Overdraft Protection Work?

    Discover how MetaBank's NetSpend overdraft protection works and how it charges for each overdraft transaction.
  13. How do you Cancel a NetSpend Card?

    Learn how to close or cancel your NetSpend account. Be aware of potential issues and fees associated with doing so.
  14. Does NetSpend Work With PayPal?

    NetSpend and PayPal both allow fund transfers and they work in conjunction with each other. Here's more information.
  15. Do inquiries for preapproved offers affect my credit score?

    Inquiries for a preapproved offer do not affect a credit score unless a person follows through with the actual application.
  16. How Credit Card Companies Determine Credit Limit

    Here's how credit card companies are able to determine a credit limit and tips for having the highest credit limit when applying ...
  17. How to Rent Your Home So You Can Pay Your Mortgage

    If you own your home but temporarily can’t afford the payments and can’t a find cheaper place to live, renting your home ...
  18. Reduce Interest With an All-in-One Mortgage

    "Offset" mortgages combine a checking account, home-equity loan and mortgage into one account.
  19. Find the Best Credit Cards for Teens

    In today's credit-oriented world, kids should learn to use credit before they go to college. Here are some good cards to ...
  20. Are personal loans considered income?

    Personal loans are not considered income and cannot be taxed on loan proceeds unless the lender grants the borrower a reprieve ...
  21. Fico vs. Experian vs. Equifax: Their Pros and Cons

    FICO, Experian, and Equifax all provide information about a borrower's credit history, however, important differences exist ...
  22. Building Credit Without Credit Cards

    Although it's a bit more complicated, it's definitely possible to build a credit history without traditional credit cards. ...
  23. Can a 529 Plan Be Applied to a Student Loan?

    529 plans may soon be eligible for use as a way to pay off student loans. A bill is working its way through Congress.
  24. Simple Interest Loans: Do They Exist?

    You'll find simple interest loans offered by a variety of loan products, including car loans. Use them to your advantage.
  25. How Do Mortgage Lenders Verify Employment?

    Discover how mortgage lenders confirm your current employment situation, even if self-employed, and learn what types of information ...
  26. Is the CFA Useful for Corporate Finance?

    Here, we'll discuss how a CFA is useful for some job functions, while an MBA may better suit younger workers.
  27. Spring Landscaping Ideas That Pay Off

    Spring landscaping projects are worthwhile because, in addition to bringing more appeal to your yard, they'll increase the ...
  28. 8 Things to Consider Before Buying a Two-Family House

    Renters can help cover the mortgage payments, but property location, price, and privacy are just a few of the things to consider.
  29. Why Credit Karma Is Free and How It Makes Money

    Credit scores were originally built for lenders, but Credit Karma now makes the system work for consumers, while making money.
  30. Disney Rewards Visa vs. Disney Premier Visa Card

    Disney lovers, find out which Disney credit card is right for you.
  31. Experian Vs. Equifax: An Overview

    Two major credit bureaus, Experian and Equifax, are not identical in their features and benefits, especially with recent ...
  32. Best Bank Rewards Programs for the Wealthy

    Compare perks offered by three large banks to wealthy individuals, including higher payment limits, elimination of fees and ...
  33. How a LendingTree Mortgage Works

    Learn how LendingTree works, and understand the process of using the service to obtain competing quotes from several mortgage ...
  34. 7 Unusual Ways Businesses Can Borrow Money

    More and more alternative lenders have emerged for business owners. But beware: Some offer better terms than others.
  35. 6 Financial Prerequisites for Buying a House

    Don't find the perfect house only to discover that you don't meet mortgage qualifications. Know the prerequisites for buying ...
  36. A Solar-Powered Home: Will It Pay Off?

    Outfitting your home with solar power can be a long-term investment or just a step toward greener living.
  37. What Happens If Don’t Pay Your Student Loans?

    Here are some of the worst consequences of not paying your student loans.
  38. Should You Let Turbo Tax Share Your Data?

    Here are possible rewards and risks of allowing TurboTax to share your information.
  39. The GameStop Credit Card: Benefits and Rewards

    Here's more information about the GameStop card and how it is most lucrative to frequent customers who pay off their balances ...
  40. When Is Mortgage Insurance Tax Deductible on Rental Property?

    Learn when mortgage insurance premiums are allowed to be deducted on your taxes for rental properties and see an example ...
  41. 6 Roads to a Personal Loan with Bad Credit

    Borrowing is definitely doable. Here's how to proceed.
  42. Warren Buffett: Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy

    The fear that leads to superior investment opportunities may be caused by macroeconomic events or short-term, non-moat damaging ...
  43. How Credit Cards Affect Your Credit Rating

    Credit cards indicate to lenders whether a potential borrower can service the debt he or she is requesting.
  44. American Express Black Versus Platinum (AXP)

    The coveted American Express Centurion or "Black" card is the choice of the elite, but is it worth it, and how does it compare ...
  45. Is My Credit Score Useful Outside the U.S?

    If you're hoping that your credit score will follow you overseas – or worried that it will – here's a quick primer on how ...
  46. Best Credit Cards for Travel in China

    Credit cards are now much more widely accepted in China — and one issuer leads the pack, due to its deal with China UnionPay, ...
  47. 5 Tips to Lower Your Sallie Mae Payments

    Learn how to work with the Sallie Mae Corporation to lower the monthly payments on your private student loan.
  48. Gold vs. Platinum Amex Card

    A close look at the benefits and fees of these two levels of shining "metal" cards from American Express.
  49. How Installment Loans Work

    An installment loan is repaid in regularly scheduled payments. Here's what you need to know before taking one out.
  50. How to Prevent a Tax Hit When Selling a Rental Property

    Rental property ownership has its benefits, but when selling you can face a big tax hit. Thankfully, there are ways to reduce ...
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    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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