real estate

How Much Are Pricey Home Upgrades Really Worth?

When readying a home for sale, it can be tempting to go wild with a new deck or room addition. Before you start, do the math.

4 Foolproof Ways to Protect Your Money From Inflation

Inflation may not be as taxing as it once was, but it still chips away at your money. Here's how to keep more of what's yours, for longer.

7 Investments That Usually Soar During the Summer

The stock market doesn't always lag in the summertime and these seven sectors remind that it's not always wise to "go away in May."

Housing Values in Relationship to Proximity to Certain Stores

When you're house hunting you already look for good schools and low crime. Maybe you should add a Starbucks and Trader Joe's to your list, too.

4 Ways the 50% Rule Can Save You Money

Saving money can all come down to one magic number: 50%.

11 Finance Tips You Wish You Could Tell Your Younger Self

The carefree spend-happy days of your youth seem cringe-worthy now. If only you could go back and give yourself this advice...

9 Tax-Friendly Ways to Save Beyond Your Retirement Fund

Reach your retirement savings cap? There are still plenty of savvy ways to avoid a big tax bill after maxing out your IRA and 401K!

Big Purchases You Should Make by 30, 40, and 50

Before your next milestone birthday, look at the big picture. Have the purchases you've made revealed something about who you are?

6 Ways It Pays to Be Friendly With Your Neighbors

Having friendly neighbors is its own reward, of course, but all those neighborly smiles often pay-off in unexpected ways. Like these.

Best Money Tips: Steps to Make Sure You Buy the Right House

Today we found some amazing articles on buying the right house, maximizing your dollar at Subway, and creating work/life balance when your kids return to school.

Think the Housing Bubble Was Bad? Check Out These Other Crazy Investment Bubbles

In the 1600s, tulip trading nearly ruined Holland. Yup — tulips.

Real Estate Investing Is Cheaper and Easier Than You Think

Investing in real estate can seem complicated, expensive, and risky. Truth is, even the average small investor can do it. Here's what you need to know.

ReFi Shy? How to Determine If Now Is the Time to Refinance

As interest rates head north, homeowners are wondering if the timing is right to refinance. Here's how to find out.

Buy the Same House Twice for Less Than Buying It Once

Interest rates have ticked up recently, which means homeowners who've been on the fence about refinancing may want to act soon. Here's what to to expect.

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.

Best Money Tips: Steps to Buying a House

Today we found some awesome articles on steps to buying a house, reasons you need a spending plan, and Black Friday myths exposed.

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.

U.S. Government Offers "Free" $50,000 to Troubled Homeowners

Are you struggling to pay for your mortgage? Uncle Sam is gearing up to pass out up to $50,000 to troubled homeowners, and it doesn't have to be repaid.

Office Space: Should You Buy or Lease?

Renting and leasing can each provide different benefits for your growing business. Learn how to figure out which one is right for you.

What Does Being Rich Mean to You Anyway?

How much money do you think you need to be considered rich? Is it solely just due to a number in your bank account?