Today we found some stellar articles on saving on your mortgage, ways to make extra money and keep your day job, and how to ace a group interview.
by: Ashley Jacobs | channel: Real Estate and Housing
Chinese people generally save 30% to 50% of their take home pay. So where do they spend their savings — and what can we all learn from them?
by: Xin Lu | channel: Lifestyle
Want to travel with free accommodations, enjoy gorgeous ocean waters, and even get paid for it? You can — just work on a boat.
by: Nora Dunn | channel: Job Hunting, Lifestyle, Travel
Today we found some awesome articles on the hidden costs of buying a house, vacations to take when your budget is low, and alternatives to traditional gift-wrapping.
From delicious restaurants to fun events, you can enjoy the exciting perks of living in a big city while staying frugal.
by: Jesse Lynch | channel: Lifestyle
If a good price seems to good to be true...it probably is. Learn how low interest rates drive home prices higher.
by: David Ning | channel: Financial News, Real Estate and Housing
Housing prices have dropped all across America in the past couple years, and more people are looking into buying a property instead of renting. If you are an eager house hunte
by: Xin Lu | channel: Real Estate and Housing
Every December for the last five years Money Talks News has hooked up with David Wyss, the chief economist for giant research firm Standard & Poors. We sit him down in a studio and
by: Stacy Johnson | channel: Investment
As part of the Obama stimulus plan passed in January, first time home buyers in 2009 are entitled to a tax credit of up to $8000 that they do not have to repay. This tax credit was
by: Xin Lu | channel: Personal Finance, Consumer Affairs, Real Estate and Housing, Taxes
Lately it seems that rent prices have been dropping in many areas of the country. Here in San Mateo some residential apartments are dropping prices as much as 20%. This seemed a
by: Xin Lu | channel: Personal Finance, Real Estate and Housing
Amidst the financial crisis, many home builders around the country have run out of financing. Last week a bank decided to completely level 16 completed and partially built homes i
I've recently heard from several people who want to buy a house and are thinking that now may be the time. In particular, they're worried that waiting might cause them to "miss th
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Investment, Real Estate and Housing
Today President Obama announced a new $75 billion Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan to the world. It is touted as a plan that helps responsible homeowners who have not
by: Xin Lu | channel: Personal Finance, Consumer Affairs, Real Estate and Housing
Recently I read an enlightening story in the New York Times about the Pu'er tea bubble in Yunan, China. The burgundy fermented teas fetched prices of $150 a pound at the peak, but
by: Xin Lu | channel: Personal Finance, Food and Drink, Investment, Lifestyle, Real Estate and Housing
Yesterday Henry Paulson decided to use the power given to him by the housing bailout bill to officially take over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This is a decision that has a huge im
by: Xin Lu | channel: Personal Finance, Consumer Affairs, Debt Management, Investment, Real Estate and Housing
The homeowner wants to make the sale. The broker wants to make the commission. The lender wants to make the loan. It'd be nice to see all these folks made happy, but first... th
by: Mary Webber | channel: Real Estate and Housing
The United States House of Representatives just passed a massive mortgage bailout bill that includes many changes to the Federal Housing Administration and the Government Sponsored
This week the Justice Department reached an antitrust settlement with the National Association of Realtors that is meant to spur competition and bring down the standard 6% commissi
At any port you can probably see hundreds to thousands of empty shipping containers just sitting around waiting to be loaded. In recent times these containers have not only transp
by: Xin Lu | channel: Personal Finance, Frugal Living, Green Living, Lifestyle, Real Estate and Housing
Since I got married people have been constantly asking me two questions. One is, "are you pregnant yet?", and the other is "are you going to buy a house?" One
by: Xin Lu | channel: Personal Finance, Frugal Living, Budgeting, General Tips, Lifestyle, Real Estate and Housing, Shopping
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