Can I Get a Loan to Redecorate My House?

Personal Finance

Can I Get a Loan to Redecorate My House?

Can I Get a Loan to Redecorate My House?

Looking to give your home a serious makeover? Whether it’s in preparation for selling your home or just making your house into your dream home, it’s possible to get a loan to help you realize your grand redecorating dreams. And you have several financing options, especially if you just need to give a room or two a… Read More

8 Tips to Make the Most of Your Commute

Personal Finance

8 Tips to Make the Most of Your Commute

8 Tips to Make the Most of Your Commute

When you are looking into a new living space or applying to a new job, one of the first things you consider is probably the commute. How much time do I have to spend (waste) just getting back and forth each day? But no matter the answer, this daily trip doesn’t need to be lost… Read More

Can I Make Money Flipping Houses?

Personal Finance

Can I Make Money Flipping Houses?

Can I Make Money Flipping Houses?

In 2012, I went in with a friend and bought the house next door to mine. We renovated it, rented it out for a year, then recently listed it. All told, we’ve got about $450,000 in it and have it listed for $645,000. Sounds good, right? It certainly does to people like the author of… Read More

A 2-Month Countdown to Moving Day

Personal Finance

A 2-Month Countdown to Moving Day

A 2-Month Countdown to Moving Day

So it has finally happened. After weeks to months of searching for a great home that you can afford, you have completed the homebuying process. It may seem that the hard part is over, but there is one more step: moving in. To save yourself from one day of confusion and total frustration, it’s important… Read More

10 Top Honeymoon Destinations

Personal Finance

10 Top Honeymoon Destinations

10 Top Honeymoon Destinations

Every couple has their own idea of a perfect escape. Honeymoons, vow renewals and romantic getaways take an endless array of forms — from cultural excursions to island relaxation. Whether you like to romance close to home or in a faraway land, check out the latest picks from Honeymoons.com and YourTravelInsider for the world’s Top 10 honeymoon… Read More

5 Habits of Highly Effective Credit Card Users

Credit Cards

5 Habits of Highly Effective Credit Card Users

5 Habits of Highly Effective Credit Card Users

Everyone starts out as a beginning credit card user at some point. Later, as we start to get the hang of managing our accounts, we end up at sort of an intermediate level. Most of us are satisfied to be proficient, but some credit card users strive to take their credit card usage to the next level…. Read More

Have You Called Your Nana Lately? Debt Collectors Have

Managing Debt

Have You Called Your Nana Lately? Debt Collectors Have

Have You Called Your Nana Lately? Debt Collectors Have

Gripes about debt collectors are the most common complaint filed by older Americans, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday. Collection gripes are roughly one out of every three complaints the bureau gets from seniors, it said. Confusion over medical bills, attempts to collect debts of deceased family members, and illegal threats of garnishing federal benefits like… Read More

A Low-Down-Payment Mortgage Isn’t What We Need Right Now

Mortgages

A Low-Down-Payment Mortgage Isn’t What We Need Right Now

A Low-Down-Payment Mortgage Isn’t What We Need Right Now

The financial services industry is on the verge of an awesome hat trick with regard to residential mortgages. For the uninitiated, hat trick is sports-speak for three goals that are scored by the same player in a single game. In this instance, the trick revolves around three rather significant concessions the Federal Housing Finance Agency—the… Read More

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