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Here's how to read the Good Faith Estimate of closing costs when you apply for a mortgage.
Low appraisals and issues with condo associations can cause mortgage application problems.
Extra mortgage payments can save you thousands of dollars and cut years off the repayment.
Here's why people refinance mortgages, with examples of rate-and-term and cash-out refis.
Want to buy a home? Or keep renting? We give you some pluses and minuses.
Here are strategies for avoiding foreclosure if you have trouble making house payments.
How much house can you afford? Check out the debt-to-income ratio, a fuzzy concept worth fully grasping.
Here is a list of disclosures (besides the GFE) that a mortgage lender must provide.
Everything you wanted to know about down payments but were afraid to ask.
Most creditors can't garnish your monthly check, but a few do, including the IRS.
Even if you can refi to a lower rate and payments, you still may want to avoid it. Here's why.
It's hurricane season. Get your household and your home insurance ready.
Don't hassle the Hoff. He just chopped the price of his house by $100K.
Have a plan! Make sure your household and home insurance can handle any emergency.
Money skills may slip with age. Help elderly parents protect their investments.
Let's say you have mortgages, and then you die. Do heirs have to apply for new loans?
These college savings accounts are offered by every state, and there's a great tax benefit if you participate.
If an extra fee was tacked on to the agreed-upon price, here's what recourse you have.
Should you or your kid finance college costs? Two experts square off.
Your old smartphone shouldn't go to a landfill. Let us dial up the possible alternatives.
Based on emissions and other factors, these models earn high marks.
Since none of us comes with an expiration date and since life is all about change, it can be tough to accurately predict your family's financial needs ...
Before paying off a mortgage with 401(k) funds, it's smart to talk with a tax expert.
Checking your credit reports is the best way to see if old debts are still lingering.
An ex-cop who now works insurance cases says the job can be tough but interesting.
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