How you plan and budget your finances can have a big effect on whether or not you can qualify for a home loan. For sound financial planning purposes, eliminating the expenses in your life that contain the highest interest rates first is generally a good approach. After all, why pay more interest, right? But it's not always that simple...
Bankrate survey: Personal loans are becoming popular,??even with an unlikely group.
Results from a new survey show personal loans are gaining in popularity. Find out why.
If you have things in your life that are pulling at you financially at some point you may have to ask the hard question, “What is more important to me: horses and boats or home ownership?”
As major U.S. stock exchanges are experiencing significant losses thus for in 2016, Fidelity Investments reports that 55% of Americans don’t have enough money saved to cover their basic needs in retirement.
Submarined deep in the transportation bill passed by Congress last December was a new power given to the IRS to collect taxes. If you have a federal tax debt of $50,000 or more, the IRS can get your passport cancelled.
Personal loan rates are heading upward. What can you expect if you're in the market?
Traditionally, New Year’s Eve is the time of year we commit to making positive changes in our lives for the year ahead. Yet again, finances are not a top priority.
Student loans are a $1.3 trillion dollar issue. And with the 2016 election coming up, the issue's importance will only grow.
Debt, expenses and retirement planning can make dealing with your finances seem daunting. But most Americans feel optimistic about their budget, with 72% saying they’ll be in better financial shape next year, according to an annual survey by Fidelity Investments.
It's time to give your collective debt an end of the year checkup. Learn what debt is healthy and which debt shows signs of poor financial health.
Lending cash to grown-up kids can lead to big family drama—but these guidelines can help make the process a lot less contentious.
The FOMC is creating a divide among the nation's savers and debtors with the first interest rate hike in nearly a decade.
Credit cards offer an easy way to tide you over until your next paycheck comes, but that easy money comes at a hefty price. Consider these scary statistics.
A skip-a-payment offer is like a Trojan horse: you don’t realize what you’re letting into your financial life until it’s too late.
This season, skip the gadgets. Give a money-themed gift with lasting impact.
On average, 2015 graduates left their campus with more than $35,000 in debt that they are responsible for paying back. Is it better to pay down this debt immediately or put that money to other uses?
Service members have rights when facing abusive practices by debt collectors. ????
Boomerang buyers who experienced a foreclosure or short sale during the housing crisis seven years ago may now be eligible to buy a home, but preparation to become an owner again is needed.
Dave says husbands and wives should make financial decisions together so that both will be happy and the final decision a blessing in their lives.