Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My Second House

You might think that once you've bought one house, you're a pro. But being a second-time homebuyer can come with some unexpected surprises.

Choosing the Right Mortgage Loan: 15 or 30 Years?

Getting a 15-year mortgage might seem like a no-brainer — it means you'll spend less overall — but there are good reasons to consider a 30-year as well.

FHA Home Loans: You Can Buy a Home Even If Your Finances Aren't Perfect

Even with stricter post-crash lending standards, FHA home loans remain a great option for home buyers who don't have perfect credit or large down payments.

Buying Your First Home: What to Do and When to Do It

Buying your first home can be incredibly rewarding — and incredibly stressful. Keep your head on straight (and even enjoy the process!) with this guide.

How to Refinance Your Mortgage

Refinancing can save you hundreds of dollars a month and help you pay off your mortgage faster. Here's a quick overview of the process.

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Your Mortgage

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.

Financial Lessons From "It's A Wonderful Life"

The classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life” isn't just a heartwarming holiday classic — it also contains financial lessons that are still relevant today.

7 Secrets to Refinancing an Underwater Mortgage

An underwater mortgage can drag you down. Learn how to refinance and why now is a great time to contact a lender — even if you were previously denied.

Get Help With Your Underwater Bank of America Mortgage

Bank of America is forgiving up to $100,000 in mortgage principal for select borrowers. Find out if you qualify for this new program.

Is Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Costing You Money?

Are you worrying too much about whether you should pay off your mortgage early or invest that extra cash? Here's an article for you.

3 Hidden Dangers of Refinancing Your Mortgage

Refinancing your mortgage can help ease your financial burden, especially at current low rates. Just make sure you're aware of these potential dangers.

The 7-Year Mortgage: Take It or Leave It?

Could a seven-year mortgage be the perfect for thing for you, or put your homeownership at risk? Understand your options with this guide.

5 Money Making Activities You Can Do Today

With these money making ideas, you just might be able to live comfortably ever after!

How (and Why) to Help Your Parents Pay Off Their Mortgage

Many parents find themselves saddled with a mortgage well into retirement. Learn how to help your folks pay off theirs without taking on the debt yourself.

A Mortgage Crisis Solution

Some banks didn't manage the paperwork well enough to be able to prove that they actually own their mortgages. This just might be the germ of a solution.

Low Interest Rates Do Not Make Homes Affordable

If a good price seems to good to be probably is. Learn how low interest rates drive home prices higher.

Best Money Tips: Escaping the Mundane

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. How watching movies can increase your money IQ, why the rich are leaving their mansions, and how to get stuff done after a tirin

6 Great Reasons for Paying off the Mortgage on Your Home

Even though the economy is still rough, there are plenty of reasons why you should pay off your mortgage as soon as you can.

How to Afford Payments on Your Adjustable Rate Mortgage

our adjustable rate mortgage is getting ready to adjust and you might not be able to afford the payment. So what can you do to keep your finances above water?

Principal Forgiveness: The New BofA Mortgage Deal

Starting next month (May 2010) or as soon as its ready, Bank of America may reduce principal balances on certain mortgages of deeply underwater loans. What's up with that?