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Home Improvement Boom Is On, But Smart Spending Is Still In

Home Improvement Boom Is On, But Smart Spending Is Still In

More than half of homeowners are planning home improvements this year. But are they the right projects?

Fed Rate Watch -- What Investors Should Be Looking for From Janet Yellen

Fed Rate Watch -- What Investors Should Be Looking for From Janet Yellen

Most observers expect the central bank to drop 'patient' language from statement. But they won't know when rates may rise until Janet Yellen speaks

Community Banks Are Offering Student Loan Refinancing, But Are They A Good Deal?

Community Banks Are Offering Student Loan Refinancing, But Are They A Good Deal?

In a spiking rate environment, borrowers risk losing income based repayment option when they re-fi with private lenders

How To Shave Several Years Off Of Your Decades-Long Mortgage

How To Shave Several Years Off Of Your Decades-Long Mortgage

If you have your other debt and your retirement funding squared away, it's not that difficult to cut a few years off a 30-year mortgage.

Potential Homeowners Should Seek Counseling Before Making First Purchase

Potential Homeowners Should Seek Counseling Before Making First Purchase

Many consumers have made buying their first home less of a daunting task by seeking housing counseling from a non-profit organization.

How to Decide Whether to Refinance Your Home's Mortgage Now

How to Decide Whether to Refinance Your Home's Mortgage Now

Much to the experts' surprise, the U.S. may be on the verge of another refinancing boom. Should you take part?

Refinance Boom May Be Back With Higher Home Values, Lower Mortgage Rates

Refinance Boom May Be Back With Higher Home Values, Lower Mortgage Rates

First-time homebuyers are also catching a break with lower fees and looser lending requirements.

Are We a Nation of Financial Slackers? A Survey Says We Don't Take Even the Easy Steps

Are We a Nation of Financial Slackers? A Survey Says We Don't Take Even the Easy Steps

A survey found that many of us resist doing the obvious to better our financial well-being

About Half of Homebuyers Do Not Shop Around for Mortgages

About Half of Homebuyers Do Not Shop Around for Mortgages

Are American consumers penny wise and pound foolish? They will spend hours to save money on computers but let dollars slip through their fingers on mortgages.

Let Credit Card Companies Pay You to Switch to a New Card

Let Credit Card Companies Pay You to Switch to a New Card

With a number of issuers offering low balance transfer rates and zero APR for a year, you'll pay less to switch cards than to settle up.