10 Least Affordable Places to Rent

Managing Debt

10 Least Affordable Places to Rent

10 Least Affordable Places to Rent

In most of the country, you can afford a median-priced home if you make the median household income in that area. That is completely untrue in San Francisco. Just meeting the mortgage payments on a median-priced home in San Francisco County (assuming a 10% down payment), would take 101% of the median household income. Yep: 101% of… Read More

4 Non-Banks Where You Can Get a Mortgage

Mortgages

4 Non-Banks Where You Can Get a Mortgage

4 Non-Banks Where You Can Get a Mortgage

Getting a home loan doesn’t require a trip to the bank. In fact, 37.5% of mortgages originated in 2014 came from non-bank lenders, according to Inside Mortgage Finance. That share has grown significantly in the last few years, but it’s not a new concept. Non-bank lending declined dramatically during the mortgage crisis, but the current… Read More

Massive Auburn Data Breach Ensnares Applicants, Students & Those Who Never Even Applied

Identity Theft

Massive Auburn Data Breach Ensnares Applicants, Students & Those Who Never Even Applied

Massive Auburn Data Breach Ensnares Applicants, Students & Those Who Never Even Applied

Thousands of students who never even applied to Auburn University have had their personal information, including Social Security numbers, exposed due to a security flaw discovered March 2. Information about 364,012 current, former and prospective students was accessible online between Sept. 1, 2014, and March 2, 2015. “The exposure resulted from configuration issues with a… Read More

7 Colleges You Can Attend for Free

Students

7 Colleges You Can Attend for Free

7 Colleges You Can Attend for Free

There are several ways to avoid taking out student loans in order to get a degree. The first: save a ton of money. That’s usually best accomplished over the course of a child’s lifetime. Another tactic: scholarships. Then there’s the option of choosing an inexpensive school you can pay for out of pocket, probably by… Read More

The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree

Students

The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree

The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree

Americans of all ages grapple with the cost of higher education, whether it’s trying to save for the future, choosing a college or repaying student loan debt. Tuition and fees at U.S. colleges has increased an average of 5% every year for the last decade, and the $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt is… Read More

10 Most Affordable Communities for Renters

Mortgages

10 Most Affordable Communities for Renters

10 Most Affordable Communities for Renters

Housing expenses often take up the largest share of people’s monthly budgets, so if you can’t find affordable housing, it can make everything more difficult. People who live in densely populated areas know this all too well and understand that high rent prices are just a part of living where they want to be (I’m looking… Read More

Lady Antebellum Will Pay Fans’ Mortgages

Mortgages

Lady Antebellum Will Pay Fans’ Mortgages

Lady Antebellum Will Pay Fans’ Mortgages

If your taste in music doesn’t include country, you might want to reconsider and give Lady Antebellum a listen — the country music trio recently announced a sweepstakes with an unconventional grand prize: mortgage payments. Lady Antebellum has partnered with QuickenLoans to give seven fans a year’s worth of mortgage payments, between $12,000 and $24,000…. Read More

How to Compare Free Credit Monitoring Offers

Identity Theft

How to Compare Free Credit Monitoring Offers

How to Compare Free Credit Monitoring Offers

Given the frequency and scale of cyberattacks affecting U.S. companies, it’s likely your information has been or will be caught up in a data breach. And as we’ve seen in the past, companies that have experienced breaches usually offer their customers some sort of free credit monitoring or identity theft protection plan to help deal… Read More

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