Should You Prepay Your Mortgage?

Mortgages

Should You Prepay Your Mortgage?

Should You Prepay Your Mortgage?

Having debt, even “good” debt like a mortgage, can be a major stress in your life. It can be especially frustrating when you see how much of your hard-earned cash is going to pay off interest on your loan and not the home’s principal cost. You could end up paying as much as double your… Read More

How to Price Your Home to Get Top Dollar

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How to Price Your Home to Get Top Dollar

How to Price Your Home to Get Top Dollar

If you’re thinking of selling your house, this is the season. Prices are usually highest in summer, according to the National Association of Realtors. The weather is pleasant and kids are out of school, making it easier for families to move. But getting the best price and doing so quickly requires sound strategy. Sellers may be torn between… Read More

The Secret Way to Get Rid of an Old Debt

Managing Debt

The Secret Way to Get Rid of an Old Debt

The Secret Way to Get Rid of an Old Debt

Resolving a collection account can feel like lifting a weight off your shoulders: You can finally move on. But what happens when it comes back to haunt you again? Can you ever really put a bad debt behind you? A reader with the screen name “Frustrated” shared their story on the Credit.com blog: We used a… Read More

5 Signs You Have the Wrong Retirement Plan

Personal Finance

5 Signs You Have the Wrong Retirement Plan

5 Signs You Have the Wrong Retirement Plan

Are you winging it when it comes to planning for retirement? Do you have a sinking feeling that something’s not right? Here are five signs you have the wrong retirement plan, and what you can do about it. 1. You’re Paying More Than 1% in Fees It may not sound like a lot, but it… Read More

Why Refinancing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Mortgages

Why Refinancing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Why Refinancing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Homeowners who haven’t gone touched their mortgage in recent years are often astonished at the amount of paperwork they’ll need in the refinancing process today. If you haven’t refinanced or gotten a mortgage in the past five years, here’s what you need to know to get up to speed. Paperwork to Compile Scrounging up supporting documentation for… Read More

6 Patriotic Credit Cards

Credit Cards

6 Patriotic Credit Cards

6 Patriotic Credit Cards

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, we are thankful for our freedom and grateful to all of those who help to defend it. While we will express our gratitude in many important ways, some may also wish to use a credit card from an institution that is supporting our troops in some way. Before you apply for any credit card, it’s a… Read More

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