Author: Stacy Johnson
A new feature here at Money Talks: a look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web.
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.
Is there a way to pay off your mortgage in seven to 10 years by using sophisticated techniques involving software and credit lines? No, but the people behind these programs are hoping you’ll bite.
According to one recent survey, when given four choices, more than 60 percent of respondents said they’d fix our ballooning budget deficit by choosing to tax the wealthiest Americans. Which method would you choose?
Last year my real-money online portfolio of stocks not only tripled the returns offered by stock market averages, it beat every large-stock mutual fund on Wall Street as well. But the reason I did so well wasn’t because I’m any smarter than you. It’s because I’ve learned from my past mistakes – You can too.
Every year about this time you start seeing supposed “experts” all over the news predicting where stocks, oil, and housing prices are headed. But do the high-priced pros really know any more than you do? We’ve got the answer on tape, and it might surprise you.
This young reader wants to know how to deal with a common credit conundrum: How are you supposed to build a credit history when you keep getting turned down for lack of a credit history?
As we cross the finish line for 2010, here’s a look back at some of our most popular stories this year – most of which are just as useful now as when they were first published. Check them out and see if there’s any news that you can use for 2011!
If you think the world hasn’t changed in the last 10 years, then you’ve been living in a cave. Technology has changed the way we work, relax and communicate. Here are some things that are part of your life that won’t be recognized by the next generation.
If you’re the type who starts their Christmas shopping on December 24, here’s some good news – thanks to Congressional delays in getting the recent tax bill passed, if you itemize, the IRS won’t be ready for you till Mid-February.
Does your credit card company have the right to raise your interest rate without notice if they previously disclosed that they could in the original account agreement?
If you’re heading home for the holidays, you might be asked to help mom, dad or grandma with their computer. Frustrating? Not any more, thanks to these great videos from Google.