mortgages

7 Ways to Vet Your Mortgage Lender

A mortgage is one of the biggest financial moves you'll ever make. It pays to be picky with your lender.

Paying Your Debts in the Wrong Order Could Be Costing You

All debts are not created equal. There's an order to your path to financial freedom.

How Long Does It Really Take to Close on a House?

You may be ready to move in to your new place, but closing can take its sweet time. Here's what you can expect.

6 Ways to Get Financially Fit for Homebuying Season

Ready to take the plunge on your dream home? Before you hit the housing market, do a little financial fine-tuning of your own.

It's Your Last Chance to Claim These 8 Tax Deductions

Tax Day 2018 is a big one; this will be your last chance to claim these major tax deductions.

9 Warning Signs You Can't Afford That New House

If that new house puts the squeeze on your savings, your dream home can quickly become a nightmare. Here's how to tell if it's really too much.

4 Worst Reasons to Buy a House

You should buy a home because you want to — not because these myths make you believe it's a good idea.

6 Ways Good Credit Is Better Than a Boyfriend

Love is full of uncertainties. Good credit, on the other hand, fulfills every promise.

Yes, You Still Need an Emergency Fund in Retirement

An emergency fund isn't just for the working world. You need to bring one into retirement, too.

7 Reasons You Need to Downsize

If your house is eating up too much of your time, energy, and cash, it may be time to find smaller digs.

When Dropping Your Life Insurance Is the Right Decision

You know how important it is to have life insurance. But when is it OK to drop it?

5 Benefits of Carrying a Mortgage Into Retirement

You wanted to ditch that mortgage before you retired; you didn't. That's OK! There are some benefits to bringing your home loan into your golden years.

Weak Credit? You Can Still Get a Mortgage Despite Tough Lending Standards

Your credit score has seen better days, but that doesn't mean you can't get a mortgage. You have options!

How Your New Job Might Affect Your Mortgage Application

You just started a new job. Now, you want a new home. With the right strategy, you can still get a mortgage.

Is a 15-Year Mortgage a Good Idea?

A 15-year, fixed rate mortgage can save you thousands in interest payments. But is it really worth it?

What to Do If You're Retiring With Debt

Debt's a burden at any age. For retirees on fixed or reduced income, it can feel especially heavy.

Here's What's Included in a Home's Closing Costs

You know closing costs make up a hefty bill when buying a new home. Have you ever wondered what's included in those costs, exactly?

4 Red Flags That Your Retirement Plan May Be Off Track

Is your retirement off course? If these red flags apply to you, it just might be.

Why Retiring With Debt Isn't the End of the World

You've probably heard that retiring with debt is a costly mistake. But is it really the end of the world?

5 Money Moves That Will Ruin Your Mortgage Application

You're ready to be a homeowner — but if you make these missteps with your money, you can kiss your mortgage application goodbye.