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How Good Credit Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars a Month

How Good Credit Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars a Month

Even if you don't plan to buy a home, bad credit is costing you big time every time you pay your bills.

HARP For Homeowners: The Expiring Program That Can Refinance Underwater Loans

HARP For Homeowners: The Expiring Program That Can Refinance Underwater Loans

Is your home financially underwater? A little-discussed government program can help.

Home Equity Loan vs. Home Equity Line Of Credit: Is Either For You?

Home Equity Loan vs. Home Equity Line Of Credit: Is Either For You?

As housing prices soar and mortgage rates settle, homeowners find themselves with a lot more home value than they had just after the housing crisis. Use it wisely.

Obama Could Lop Hundreds Off Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Obama Could Lop Hundreds Off Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

A little-discussed government program can help you save big. But you only have until the end of the year to qualify.

How To Handle Your Newfound Home Equity

How To Handle Your Newfound Home Equity

As housing prices soar and mortgage rates settle, homeowners find themselves with a lot more home value than they had just after the housing crisis. Use it wisely.

Recession-Proofing Your Portfolio

Recession-Proofing Your Portfolio

The outlook on the U.S. economy is unclear, with recent data demonstrating too many contradictions: job growth remains weak, though consumer spending is strong.

Financing a Degree When You Return to College As an Adult

Financing a Degree When You Return to College As an Adult

As more adults return to college to obtain a degree, finding ways to finance their education without being saddled heavily with debt is essential.

Adjustable Rate Mortgages Bouncing Back – But Are They Right For You?

Adjustable Rate Mortgages Bouncing Back – But Are They Right For You?

ARMs are back, but whether they are a help or hindrance for mortgage consumers is up for debate.

Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged: What Does This Mean for my Mortgage and Credit Card Payments?

Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged: What Does This Mean for my Mortgage and Credit Card Payments?

The Fed's decision not to raise interest rates gives consumers an opportunity to refinance their mortgages at low fixed rates and take advantage of the 0% credit cards.

A Lower Down Payment on a Home Is Not Necessarily a Better Option

A Lower Down Payment on a Home Is Not Necessarily a Better Option

First-time homeowners are often caught in a conundrum when they are faced with tantalizing offers of either lower mortgage rates or a smaller down payment.