10/28/10 - 08:30 AM EDT
Before you cash out, consider these money-saving strategies.
06/03/09 - 02:00 PM EDT
If you have a cast-iron stomach, this might be a good time to buy. But many people may be better off renting.
06/02/09 - 11:32 AM EDT
If you've suffered a bankruptcy, that doesn't necessarily mean you can't get a home loan.
06/01/09 - 09:12 AM EDT
In a bow to struggling banks, the FDIC has agreed to slash its insurance reserves on banks, and that could open up the pipelines for more credit and lending.
05/27/09 - 05:19 PM EDT
It's possible to leverage your credit card habits so that you can accrue those valuable airline miles, but still keep yourself out of financial trouble.
05/26/09 - 09:00 AM EDT
With more and more Americans in tough financial straits, a growing cottage industry has developed around an unlikely market -- the auto lease 'swap' sector.
05/21/09 - 06:26 PM EDT
Is the ARM really such a bad choice? For most people, it probably is. But ARMs may be suitable for a handful of borrowers.
03/11/09 - 03:01 PM EDT
Equifax one of the three major credit-reporting agencies, today unveiled its BEACON Mortgage Score -- a scoring system based on a scoring model developed by FICO. Meanwhile, FICO's new scoring model, FICO 08, was recently adopted by TransUnion under the name FICO Risk Score, Classic 08. Both new scores promise better predictive ability to identify lending risks, especially in the the mortgage arena.
03/11/09 - 01:47 PM EDT
No-risk certificates of deposit (CDs) go by many names in the banking industry. They are commonly called no-penalty CDs, risk-free CDs and liquid CDs among other things. Despite their different names, however, they all fit a general model. These CDs offer increased investment flexibility by waiving the penalties for early withdrawals.
03/10/09 - 05:49 PM EDT
Brokered certificates of deposit (CDs), much like their name suggests, are CDs that a broker buys from a bank on your behalf. Adding a middleman can increase the annual percentage yield (APY) you earn on your cash, but it also means you might have to do a little bit more research before handing over your money.