September 29, 2017

Don’t have money for a down payment? This new mortgage aims to fix that

When it comes to mortgages, there might soon be a new kid on the block. Federal Reserve economists are flirting with an idea of a no-down-payment mortgage, according to Bankrate. This new kind of mortgage would operate as a 30-year, no-down-payment mortgage featuring a fixed monthly payment that is established with your lender. Down with this whole “no down payment” type of deal? […]

Don’t have money for a down payment? This new mortgage aims to fix that

When it comes to mortgages, there might soon be a new kid on the block. Federal Reserve economists are flirting with an idea of a no-down-payment mortgage, according to Bankrate. This new kind of mortgage would operate as a 30-year, no-down-payment mortgage featuring a fixed monthly payment that is established with your lender. Down with this whole “no down payment” type of deal? […]

What’s a mortgage?

So… what IS a mortgage? A mortgage is a loan from a bank or a financial institution to buy a house! How? A mortgage is secured by the home itself, so if the borrower defaults, the bank can sell the house and get their money back. Mortgage payments are usually monthly. […]

What’s a mortgage?

So… what IS a mortgage? A mortgage is a loan from a bank or a financial institution to buy a house! How? A mortgage is secured by the home itself, so if the borrower defaults, the bank can sell the house and get their money back. Mortgage payments are usually monthly. […]

Making Youth Sports Affordable: A Playbook for Parents

An estimated 45.7 million American children ages 6-17 take part in one or more sports. For many of their parents, those athletic endeavors can cost thousands of dollars each year. In fact, spiraling costs receive part of the blame for participation numbers declining 9% over five years. But there’s good news. […]

Making Youth Sports Affordable: A Playbook for Parents

An estimated 45.7 million American children ages 6-17 take part in one or more sports. For many of their parents, those athletic endeavors can cost thousands of dollars each year. In fact, spiraling costs receive part of the blame for participation numbers declining 9% over five years. But there’s good news. […]

Some Thoughts on Project 333

In the last week, a good half-dozen readers and a few personal friends alerted me to an interesting event going on in Ankeny, Iowa (which is a suburb of Des Moines, less than an hour from where I live). The event is a speech/Q&A session from Courtney Carver, the person behind the Project 333 movement – you can find out the details here). […]

Some Thoughts on Project 333

In the last week, a good half-dozen readers and a few personal friends alerted me to an interesting event going on in Ankeny, Iowa (which is a suburb of Des Moines, less than an hour from where I live). The event is a speech/Q&A session from Courtney Carver, the person behind the Project 333 movement – you can find out the details here). […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of Sept 25

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money asks if coin collecting is an investment or a hobby. The Biglaw Investor details the ideal financial advisor. Money Q and A lists six useless everyday products to stop wasting money on. Mama Fish Saves gives eight side hustles for stay-at-home parents. Debt Roundup tells how to make extra money in retirement. Have a GREAT weeke […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of Sept 25

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money asks if coin collecting is an investment or a hobby. The Biglaw Investor details the ideal financial advisor. Money Q and A lists six useless everyday products to stop wasting money on. Mama Fish Saves gives eight side hustles for stay-at-home parents. Debt Roundup tells how to make extra money in retirement. Have a GREAT weeke […]

13 Essentials Every Emergency Bag Should Have

You hear a knock on the door, or an announcement on the TV or radio — you need to get out, and get out now! We rarely consider the possibility of an evacuation, but for the people recently affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, it was a harsh reality. People were given a short window... […]

How Cutting Your Losses Can Save You More Than Money

Let's say you bought tickets in advance for an upcoming concert, but the day of the show, a friend invites you to do something you'd enjoy even more. If you're like most people, you'll choose to go to the concert anyway. You don't want to waste the money you've spent, even though you'd rather be... […]

How Cutting Your Losses Can Save You More Than Money

Let's say you bought tickets in advance for an upcoming concert, but the day of the show, a friend invites you to do something you'd enjoy even more. If you're like most people, you'll choose to go to the concert anyway. You don't want to waste the money you've spent, even though you'd rather be... […]

Flashback Friday: 45 Brilliant Career Tips for Introverts

The working world is not an easy place for introverts. We are often judged and chastised for not constantly participating, talking over others, networking, sharing, and bonding, when really, all we want to do is focus on our work. We don't speak to fill the silence, because silence comforts us. We... […]

Flashback Friday: 45 Brilliant Career Tips for Introverts

The working world is not an easy place for introverts. We are often judged and chastised for not constantly participating, talking over others, networking, sharing, and bonding, when really, all we want to do is focus on our work. We don't speak to fill the silence, because silence comforts us. We... […]

Why the Dow Will Hit a Million, Eventually

At an event earlier this month, Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors of all time, revealed his prediction that the Dow Jones industrial average (DJIA) will be "over 1 million" in 100 years. With the DJIA currently sitting at about 22,400, is it even reasonable to think... […]

Why the Dow Will Hit a Million, Eventually

At an event earlier this month, Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors of all time, revealed his prediction that the Dow Jones industrial average (DJIA) will be "over 1 million" in 100 years. With the DJIA currently sitting at about 22,400, is it even reasonable to think... […]

4 Airlines With the Cheapest First Class Seats

All travelers know the feeling. You're boarding a long flight, and you have to walk past the first class cabin in order to get to your cramped, economy class seats. Everyone wants to fly in first class, but most of the time it's way out of your budget. But what if you could find flights with... […]

4 Airlines With the Cheapest First Class Seats

All travelers know the feeling. You're boarding a long flight, and you have to walk past the first class cabin in order to get to your cramped, economy class seats. Everyone wants to fly in first class, but most of the time it's way out of your budget. But what if you could find flights with... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Remove Any Kind of Stain

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on DIY solutions for removing any type of stain, smart money moves to make before getting your first dog, and coastal communities that are actually affordable. Top 5 Articles 28 DIY Solutions For Removing Any Type of Stain... […]