Imagine enduring a foreclosure, then adding some salt to the wound with a giant tax bill. It can happen with all types of loans and credit card debts.
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A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the Web. This week: reverse mortgages, selling stuff online, inspirational stories, energy-efficient clothes washers and dryers, and dealing with office politics.
Now that your rent payment history may affect your credit score, your rental history matters more than ever before.
He’s the chief executive officer of the household and his wife is the chief financial officer.
These red flags could signal that you’re overspending. Find out what to watch out for and how to get your spending under control.
Will there finally be some accountability for the meltdown now more than four years old?
The Center for Housing Policy says nearly a quarter of working households spend more than half their income on housing.
Whether it’s a $100 million inheritance or just a $3,000 tax refund, sooner or later some unexpected money will land in your lap. Will you be ready?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants anonymous financial information to improve its oversight of the banking and credit industries. Banks don’t see the point.
I’ve saved enough money that I now consider myself financially free. Here’s how I did it, along with some steps that will help you join me sooner, rather than later.
You and your spouse can work together to improve his or her bad credit scores.
The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled yesterday that if a bank can’t prove they own the mortgage, they can’t foreclose on a homeowner. A simple ruling that’s going to make life a lot more complicated for some of our nation’s biggest lenders.
A new bill before Congress would establish a watchdog agency to oversee everything from credit cards to mortgage loans.
In January they hit the second-highest stride seen in the last three years.
What would you do if you got unsolicited mail saying you’re qualified for a special government program and pre-qualified for a special mortgage rate? Here’s what I’d do.
Money may be a path to happiness, but it can also be the cause of much stress. These tips will help you keep the financial fretting to a minimum.
Thinking about buying a house? Read this before you stop renting and start house-hunting.
Some people seem to think they can morally justify walking away from a mortgage they could afford to pay, simply because their house went down in value. Time to man up.
Yet again, auto complaints head the Consumer Federation of America’s list of top consumer grievances.
Are you expecting a tax refund this year? While it’s always great to get checks in the mail, this is one you might want to avoid. I’ll explain why, coming up on Money Talks.