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

20 Odd Ways to Make Extra Money

Personal Finance

20 Odd Ways to Make Extra Money

20 Odd Ways to Make Extra Money

There comes a time when almost everyone could use a little more cash in their pocket. While a part-time job may be your best bet for a steady stream of income, delivering pizzas or waiting tables might not be your thing. Or maybe you just need a little extra fun money to support your designer shoe habit. Whatever the… Read More

Can a Down Payment Be Too Big?

Mortgages

Can a Down Payment Be Too Big?

Can a Down Payment Be Too Big?

Building up savings can feel good. It’s nice to know you are working toward and getting closer to your financial goals, especially when the goal is the biggest financial decision of your life — buying a home. When you are figuring out how much home you can afford, it’s important to look at both the upfront… 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

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