Credit, Loans & Mortgages

  1. How to Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud

    Credit card fraud is sharply up. Learn the worst types and how to protect yourself.
  2. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Home

    Don't make these common blunders on your way to buying a new home.
  3. Timeless Financial Planning Lessons That Still Make Sense

    These financial planning oldies but goodies still carry some weight.
  4. Why Buying Starter Home Now Is a Bad Idea

    Buying a starter home now may not be the best investment with slow-growing equity and added costs.
  5. The Mortgage-Backed Security Market Faces Major Tumoil (MBB, VMBS)

    The Fed is expected to begin selling off its $1.75 trillion portfolio of mortgage-backed securities.
  6. Should You Buy a House At Auction?

    The traditional real estate market isn't the only place to conduct your home search. Auctions also bring many buying opportunities. ...
  7. How to Start Saving for a House

    If you're serious about saving to buy a house, be willing to cut down or cut out unnecessary expenses. It can be done with ...
  8. What is the 1003 mortgage application form?

    Learn about the 1003 mortgage application form, what information it requires and why this form is the industry standard for ...
  9. Affirm, Inc.

    Affirm’s initial product is a lending solution that can be used to pay for purchases at a variety of online or bricks and ...
  10. How to Consolidate Credit Card Debt and Pay It Off

    When you look at the numbers, debt seems to have become an American way of life.
  11. Mortgage Options for Underwater Homeowners

    Find out what options are available when your mortgage is greater than the value of your home.
  12. 3 Money-Saving Cruise Ship Tips

    Many cruise costs are fixed, but it's the little extras that will put a big dent in your pocketbook.
  13. Outfox the Debt Collector's Hounds

    Dealing with a collection agency is scary if you don't know your rights. We help you take back the power.
  14. How a LendingTree Mortgage Works

    Learn how LendingTree works, and understand the process of using the service to obtain competing quotes from several mortgage ...
  15. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Loan

    PACE loans offer an alternative to traditional financing for property owners who want to make energy efficient improvements. ...
  16. Life Insurance Premium Financing: Worth the Risk?

    Life insurance premium financing lets high net worth individuals buy costly insurance without liquidating assets.
  17. 40-Year Mortgages: Do They Exist?

    Is there such a thing as a 40-year mortgage? Would you want one?
  18. P2P Mortgage Loans - A Growing Trend

    Read all about the the pros and cons of this trend in of peer-to-peer lending.
  19. Annual Percentage Rate - APR

    The annual rate that is charged for borrowing (or made by investing), expressed as a single percentage number that represents ...
  20. Reverse Mortgages: The Problems and the Alternatives

    Reverse mortgages have many pitfalls, but there are alternatives to help fund your retirement.
  21. Can I Pay Off Student Loans with My 529 Plan?

    Not yet. A bill that would let people use 529 plans to pay off student loans is working its way through Congress.
  22. Test Your Money Personality

    Find out which of the five profiles fits your style, and how this will affect your future.
  23. 'Free' Tax Refund Loans: Are They Really Free?

    While tax refund loans are now completely free, getting one can cost you in tax prep and other fees.
  24. Are You Saving Money for Big Life Changes? Part 1

    Having financial goals will make it easier to save something from each paycheck.
  25. Beware of These Reverse Mortgage Scams

    You could lose not only money, but also your home if you fall for these schemes.
  26. Ways to Be Mortgage-Free Faster

    Getting rid of this debt faster has bigger benefits than you might think.
  27. How Many Mortgage Payments Can I Miss Before foreclosure?

    The status of your lender and the condition of your local housing market are some of the factors that determine how many ...
  28. How You Can Reduce Debt and Increase Savings

    Helpful strategies to help you pay off debt and increase your savings in the new year.
  29. How a HELOC Fixed-Rate Option Works

    This product is essentially a home-equity loan and home equity line of credit (HELOC) hybrid, and it has its own quirks, ...
  30. Citi's New Approach for Small Business Loans (C)

    Citigroup has partnered with Biz2Credit to cater to the underserved market for small business loans.
  31. Do Mortgage Lenders Work on Weekends? (WFC)

    Since weekends typically are the best time for home-buyers, it behooves lenders to be on-hand to serve.
  32. 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: ...
  33. Can President Donald Trump Impact Mortgage Interest Rates?

    Can President Trump affect mortgage interest rates?
  34. Jumbo Vs. Conventional Mortgages: How They Differ

    Size does matter – and it affects everything from down payments to interest deductions.
  35. Clara Lending

    Clara Lending offers a more streamlined and efficient process for prospective homebuyers to find financing.
  36. Able Lending, Inc.

    Able Lending provides economical loans to small businesses and has become the least expensive provider of online business ...
  37. Are mortgage-backed securities backed by any guarantees?

    Actually, any mortgage-backed security (MBS) guarantee depends on who issued it.To review, an MBS is a security, created ...
  38. Choose Your Monthly Mortgage Payments

    Exotic mortgages allow you to decide how much to pay. Find out how much they really cost.
  39. What are the Differences Between a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) and a Home Equity Loan?

    Learn the differences between a home equity loan and a home equity line of credit, and find out how to select the one that ...
  40. Advantages And Disadvantages of Using a Mortgage Broker

    Mortgage brokers may be able to find you the loan of your dreams, but you should consider the potential downsides before ...
  41. Reduce Interest With An All-In-One Mortgage

    "Offset" mortgages combine a checking account, home-equity loan and mortgage into one account.
  42. Why Choose an FHA Jumbo Mortgage Over Other Jumbos?

    Housing prices are through the roof in the locale where you’d like to live. How will you afford to buy? One of these home ...
  43. 5 Best Home Appraisal Online Calculators (NWSA, Z)

    Learn more about online home appraisal calculators and review five of the best calculators, including general reviews of ...
  44. How to Get a Loan to Flip a House

    If you want to get into house flipping but don't have the cash to invest, read on for options.
  45. Economics of Owning a Beach House

    Discover how property taxes, insurance costs, climate and other risks can affect the cost of owning a beach house and what ...
  46. Understanding Your Mortgage

    We walk through the steps needed to secure the best loan to finance the purchase of your home.
  47. These Credit Cards Offer Extended Warranties

    Credit cards with extended warranties mean you get one automatically.
  48. 5 Signs a Reverse Mortgage Is a Good Idea

    If these five criteria describe your situation, a reverse mortgage might be a good idea for you.
  49. 5 Steps to Scoring a Mortgage

    Find out what you can do to polish up some of the common flaws that put off lenders.
  50. How to Find a Tuition-Free College Education

    With some planning and a diligent search, it is possible to find tuition-free colleges.
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  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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