How to Triage Bills – Pa...

Jun 29, 2012 by

Part 2 of a two-part mini series: Say you’re in a tough but you hope temporary situation where you know you’re going to be short of cash to pay all of your debts and bills. How do decide what to pay?

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Use IRA for Down Payment?

Jun 6, 2012 by

You may be eligible to withdraw money from your IRA for a house down payment and pay no early withdrawal penalty. But should you?

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Time to Buy a House?

Jun 4, 2012 by

Do historically low mortgage rates and falling home values mean now’s the time to jump into the housing market?

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Buying Cheaper than Renting?

Mar 23, 2012 by

Headlines this week screamed: “Buying now cheaper than renting in 98 of 100 markets!” As a card-carrying member of the skeptic society, I took a closer look.

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Refinance Under HARP 2.0?

Mar 16, 2012 by

The original Home Affordable Refinance Program helped relatively few homeowners. More mortgages will qualify under the redesigned program: HARP 2.0.

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FHA Mortgage Insurance

Mar 9, 2012 by

Though not free, the FHA’s mortgage loan insurance carries big benefits. Do you qualify?

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National Mortgage Settlement

Feb 13, 2012 by

The nation’s five largest mortgage servicers have agreed to pay $25 billion in relief to distressed homeowners. Will you benefit?

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Getting Rid of PMI

Dec 20, 2011 by

I’d almost rather flush cash down the toilet than pay private mortgage insurance, or PMI.

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Underwater? Take a Look at the...

Nov 3, 2011 by

Now the Home Affordable Refinance Program–known as HARP–has been changed to boost eligibility. An additional 1.8 million underwater homeowners are expected to be eligible.

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