It’s Going to Be Easier to Get a 3% Down Mortgage

Mortgages

It’s Going to Be Easier to Get a 3% Down Mortgage

It’s Going to Be Easier to Get a 3% Down Mortgage

HomeReady, the mortgage option that allows borrowers to qualify with income from non-borrower household members, is getting an upgrade. That’s according to government-sponsored mortgage titan Fannie Mae, who announced the following features in a release on Tuesday, the day the changes went into effect. Among them, occupant borrowers on a HomeReady loan can own other residential properties,... Read More

Angie’s List Is Now Free (Kind Of)

Personal Finance

Angie’s List Is Now Free (Kind Of)

Angie’s List Is Now Free (Kind Of)

Good news, home improvers: Angie’s List is now offering free membership. The home reviews site, which has grown to more than 10 million subscribers, announced its Green tier earlier this month, which will allow members to access reviews free-of-charge. The company also revealed two new premium membership tiers, Silver and Gold, which offer guarantees of services beyond the reviews.... Read More

Your Amazon Account Could Get You a Lower Rate on Your Student Loans

Students

Your Amazon Account Could Get You a Lower Rate on Your Student Loans

Your Amazon Account Could Get You a Lower Rate on Your Student Loans

Wells Fargo is sweetening the deal on its private student loans for members of Amazon Prime Student, both companies announced Wednesday. Amazon Prime Student members who apply for any of Wells Fargo’s private student loan products are eligible for a 0.50% interest rate discount, according to the bank’s site. Members can also get a 0.25% interest rate reduction for enrolling... Read More

Maria Bamford Wants Everyone to Talk About Money

Personal Finance

Maria Bamford Wants Everyone to Talk About Money

Maria Bamford Wants Everyone to Talk About Money

“I love personal finance!” Comedian Maria Bamford is on the phone and wants to recommend a bunch of books before we begin our interview: “Personal Finance for Dummies,” “Earn What You Deserve,” “How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously.” She devours this kind of stuff, she says. It’s like... Read More

Can You Get High From Deal Hunting?

Personal Finance

Can You Get High From Deal Hunting?

Can You Get High From Deal Hunting?

There are two kinds of people: the ones who live for the hunt, and the ones who prefer to use Seamless. Yours truly is one of the latter. I don’t get my kicks sifting through mountains of clothes, and I’d rather pay full price for something I love than waste a few hours hunting down deals for the same... Read More

Man Sues Bank for Allegedly Breaking Into His House

Mortgages

Man Sues Bank for Allegedly Breaking Into His House

Man Sues Bank for Allegedly Breaking Into His House

Imagine coming home after a two-week vacation to find cabinets open and papers strewn across the floors. Even the lock on the door to the laundry room is busted. What would you do? Steven Kenner, 71, told NJ.com this happened to him. And according to a lawsuit he filed in May against Citizens Bank, Citizens One Home Mortgage and subsidiaries... Read More

3 Red Flags That You’re Headed for Credit Card Debt

Managing Debt

3 Red Flags That You’re Headed for Credit Card Debt

3 Red Flags That You’re Headed for Credit Card Debt

Another month, another credit card bill. This time, you can’t even bring yourself to tear open the envelope because you already know what it says: You owe more money. Just the thought of paying it fills you with dread, which should be enough of a sign to show there’s a problem. Here are some other red flags that indicate your... Read More

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