…And What You Can Do About It
We live in a complex world where many things happen around us that we’re at a loss to understand or explain. High CEO compensation, soaring health care costs, a biased media and politicians being bribed are but a few of the things we see wrong with the world. Those [...]
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…And What You Can Do About It
Sometimes history is obvious at the time; other times, key turning points become clear only in retrospect. The better people are able to recognize when such a change has occurred, the more sound their financial decisions they will be.
2008 stands out as the year that a financial crisis gripped the world; but looking back, 2006 [...]
This article comes from Anthony Fontana from the Quicken Loans Zing! blog.
For some of us, the end of 2013 just signals the beginning of 2014. Not a whole lot changes aside from writing 2014 at the end of a date. However, the end of this year is different. Why, you ask? Because [...]
This article is by staff writer Richard Barrington.
They say real estate is all about location, location, location, but I think it may be even more specific than that. The condition of the real estate market can vary from house to house.
The backdrop for this topic is a series of stories about the recovery of the [...]
This post is from staff writer Richard Barrington.
Information services company Experian recently released a study comparing the debt status of men and women. The angle Experian highlighted for their press release was that the study demonstrated that women are better at handling their finances then men, and indeed, the numbers bear this out to some degree. But that’s not the [...]
This post is written by John Allasio and comes to us from our partner site QuickenLoans.com.
Right now is the most popular time for people to buy a home, and if you’re looking to sell or refinance your home, one of the things you’ll have to deal with is the appraisal. If your appraisal doesn’t go [...]
This guest post is from William Cowie, who has contributed to Get Rich Slowly and other personal finance blogs. He also blogs about investing and offers a free Investing Basics course on Bite the Bullet Investing.
Everywhere you look, the story’s the same: the value of your house is going up. The National Association of Realtors [...]
Now for a somewhat controversial subject, at least in financial planning circles: paying off your mortgage early.
A great deal of conventional wisdom says you should never pay a mortgage off early. I’ve gone against that conventional wisdom. Twice. I don’t know if that means I lack conventionality or I lack wisdom, but it seems to [...]
If you’re old enough, you may remember when Americans were, by and large, pretty responsible about money management.
They scrimped and saved, and stashed money into savings accounts. They squirreled away cash for vacations and home improvements, rather than funding those purchases with credit cards. And their belief was you kept on paying the mortgage on [...]
In response to my post earlier in the week about the latest Chase Freedom bonus categories, a reader named Steph wondered how many credit cards is too many?
She’s apparently planning on buying a house later in the year and is concerned about the possible impact of opening new credit card accounts on her credit score, [...]
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