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Mortgage

When it makes sense to bet the house

January 23, 2014

Shifting your debt burden into a mortgage can save you money, but it can also put your home at risk. Learn when this approach makes sense.

Playing the spread in today's interest rates

January 10, 2014

Rising long-term interest rates should impact how you shop for income vehicles and loans.

Is the housing bubble rising again?

July 26, 2013

Home prices may be the same as in 2004, but other conditions have changed since then. Is history ready to repeat itself?

A boon for banks, a calamity for consumers

July 2, 2013

The recent shift in interest rates has hurt borrowers without helping depositors. Here's how to cope.

Handling today's diverging bank rates

March 27, 2013

Various interest rates are moving in different directions, which may require consumers to fine-tune their borrowing and deposit strategies.

5 things to know before investing in real estate

February 27, 2013

Real estate investments can provide growth and income, but they also carry some special risks.

4 financial lessons from 'Downton Abbey'

January 15, 2013

Though "Downton Abbey" is set in a distinctly different era, its plot holds some financial lessons that are relevant today.

5 moves to make after the fiscal cliff

January 15, 2013

The fiscal cliff deal contains some possible clues about the country's future. Learn what financial choices you may want to consider as a result.

Waiting to refinance: A dangerous game?

October 2, 2012

If you have been dragging your feet on refinancing, you shouldn't ignore a certain warning sign that has appeared lately.

Is retirement too late for refinancing?

August 8, 2012

Retirees often don't think of refinancing, but current conditions make refinancing worth a fresh look to older Americans.

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