Selling your home now, at a loss, is not necessarily the bad move it looks like at first glance. Here's how some homeowners could do it.
Workers who prepare their finances ahead of time can weather a period of unemployment and hold out for a new job they really want.
You can delay retirement, work part time after retiring or scrounge for ways to trim expenses, but best yet might be a temporary reverse mortgage.
For-profit debt settlement is a kind of leap into the void. Instead of finding a safety net, you could find yourself smashed on the rocks below.
Stocks kept climbing this year, surprising many, but does a chance to keep riding a wave change standard rebalancing plans?
Loan applicants should do all they can to polish credit records and raise credit scores in a market where neither buyers nor sellers are in a rush.
Experts typically caution against taking loans from the 401(k), but the strategy has its good points.
With the big gains of the past couple of years, the average U.S. home is now worth what it was in 2004.
A high percentage of cash buyers means there are not enough traditional homebuyers -- such as young marrieds -- suggesting a good economy.
Lower payments obviously means more money in your pocket. But if that's what matters to you, consider it a red flag.