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Tapping home equity is cheap if you qualify for a loan
Home equity lines of credit are great for home renovations or college bills, and lenders are charging 4% or less in many parts of the country. But is your home worth enough to support a second mortgage?
May 24th 2015
8 smart moves for buying a foreclosure
Foreclosure deals are out there. But they're not as easy to find as they were a few years ago. And you still need to avoid all of the costly pitfalls that can turn any repossessed home into a burden, not a bargain.
May 23rd 2015
How does your employer's 401(K) plan stack up?...The cheapest cars to own...Big banks fined billions yet again...And more
Here's the column that gives savvy savers lots of provocative news and information to use and discuss on the road to financial security.
May 23rd 2015
The 7 biggest mortgage mistakes to avoid
Dodging these pitfalls will make you a happier home buyer now and more satisfied home owner down the road. You'll know that you got the best possible mortgage and won't be overwhelmed by unexpected costs.
May 22nd 2015
Get your paperwork ready before applying for a mortgage
Here's a checklist of what you'll need and it's extensive — W2s, pay stubs, bank statements, tax returns, brokerage statements and more. It's never too early to start a file and fill it up.
May 21st 2015
What you need to know about mortgage insurance
if you don't make a 20% down payment you'll be required to carry private mortgage insurance, or PMI, Although you're the one who must pay monthly premiums for this coverage, it protects the lender, not you.
May 20th 2015