A shiny new set of wheels can really loosen your purse strings. Don't hit the dealership without knowing what you can truly afford.
Borrowing from a life insurance policy is rarely a good idea, but the potentially lower borrowing costs can really help you out in a jam.
A 20% down payment isn't pocket change. If you can't afford 20% down on your mortgage loan, you still have other loan options.
If tough finances have made you miss some mortgage payments, it's time to get proactive with your lender — and your budget.
The road to starting a family isn't always direct — or easy to pay for. Make adoption more affordable with grants, tax credits, and creativity.
Lenders can't use your age as a factor when deciding to give you a loan, but that doesn't mean age doesn't matter. Here's why.
A credit history shows lenders what kind of borrower you are, and without one, you may as well be invisible. Start showing lenders who you are!
Low initial interest rates and partial stability combine in the 5/5 ARM loan. Is the adjustable rate mortgage making a comeback?
Helicopter Ben, the ex-Fed Chairman and high finance honcho, knows a lot about personal finance, too. Grab these pearls as they fall from the heights.
Many banks and lenders are reluctant to lend to the Millennial generation. These four lenders, however, are betting the kids are alright.
Did college cost you a pretty penny? If you work hard to pay off those loans, you'll reap the benefits of a huge financial boost.
Millennials know from money woes. With some smart money moves, you'll be ready to buy your first home within the decade — or sooner.
Marriage is a collaboration, but if your spouse has less than stellar credit, you may be better off going solo on a mortgage application.
Many homeowners are still digging out from the housing crash. While we'd all rather have some equity, being underwater isn't always bad.
A home is one of life's biggest purchases. Long before you're ready to buy, prepare for the big step by making these smart money moves.
We all know that bad credit makes borrowing hard, but it can also crimp your lifestyle in other ways. Live a fuller life with better credit!
When an emergency occurs — and you don't have an emergency fund — you may be need to borrow. Skip these terrible loan offers if you can!
There's nothing frugal about borrowing to support a lavish lifestyle. But for essential big purchases, it's okay to visit your bank.
You need to borrow money for a big purchase — how much can you really afford to borrow? Use these financial rules of thumb to find out.
With so many banks — and credit unions! — vying for your business, it can be hard to choose. Here's how to find the bank that works for you.
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