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7 Times You Should Not Pay Off a Mortgage Before Retiring

on November 26, 2021

It often makes financial sense to avoid paying off your mortgage before retiring.

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6 Smart Ways to Pay for Home Improvements

on November 25, 2021

Have a project you’re tired of putting off? Maybe you haven’t considered all your options — the start of your dream home upgrade could be just a few minutes away.

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10 States With the Highest Credit Scores

on November 24, 2021

Scores are climbing in every state, but these places are setting the pace.

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4 States Where Mortgage Balances Are Rising Fastest

on November 23, 2021

As home prices climb higher, loan balances are ballooning in these places.

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10 States Where Credit Card Debt Is Becoming More Manageable

on November 17, 2021

In a positive sign, the average credit card debt and other statistics are trending in the right direction here.

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If You Ever Want to Buy a Home, Do These 6 Things

on November 11, 2021

In a difficult housing market, it’s important to be as prepared as possible.

Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?
Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

on November 11, 2021

Here are some great reasons to do it — and some reasons not to.

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The 6 Worst Mortgage Mistakes You Can Make

on November 11, 2021

A house may be the most important purchase of your life. Don’t blow it by making one of these dumb mistakes.

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Get the Most Credit Card Rewards Possible This Holiday Season

on November 2, 2021

During one of the biggest spending periods of the year, shouldn’t you make sure to get the rewards you deserve?

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10 Cities Where the Most Seniors Still Have Mortgages

on October 29, 2021

In some cities, the share of seniors who still have a home loan is almost 25%.

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7 Great Tools to Help You Get Out of Debt

on October 27, 2021

These free and cheap apps and sites can help you pay down debt and achieve financial freedom.

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7 Times It Makes Sense to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

on October 22, 2021

Here are some good reasons to get rid of your biggest financial obligation.

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7 Surprising Things That Damage Your Credit Score

on October 21, 2021

A seemingly small stumble can cause your credit score to plummet.

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5 Ways to Buy a House With a Small Down Payment

on October 20, 2021

You don’t always need 20% down. In fact, in some cases, you don’t need anything down.

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How Debt Has Affected Some Baby Boomers’ Health

on October 11, 2021

A vicious cycle can harm both your wallet and your long-term health.

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Apps Offering Free Credit Scores Have Big Drawbacks

on October 6, 2021

A Consumer Reports investigation finds that apps offering free credit scores charge too much, offer too little and come with privacy risks.

How You Can Capitalize on Home Equity for Retirement
How You Can Capitalize on Home Equity for Retirement

on October 5, 2021

There are several ways to make good use of your home’s value as you head into this chapter of your life.

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70% of Americans Falsely Believe This About Their Credit Scores

on October 4, 2021

The realities of credit scores can be harsh. Millions of Americans apparently prefer a fantasy.

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15 U.S. Cities With the Highest Loan Approval Rates

on October 4, 2021

Homebuyers in these cities are most likely to get good news from mortgage lenders.

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The 4 Best Cash-Back Credit Cards Available Today

on September 30, 2021

Get ready to save big on your holiday shopping and year-round with these amazing cash-back offers.

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