In Baby Step 5 Ramsey talked about your options for saving for your children's college education. While I think it's a good idea to get your kids involved in helping to pay for their own education, … [Read more...] about Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps: Step 6 – Pay Off The Home Early
Humanity has come a long way since the time we lived in caves. Back then, we simply had to find a cave that didn't have a bear inside of it, and we owned a home. Now, it's a bit … [Read more...] about Buying A Home: When Is The Right Time?
One of the big financial and life milestones that our society still values is the purchase of a home. We assume that a home is going to be a solid investment, even if it's more of an emotional … [Read more...] about Are You Ready Financially And Emotionally To Buy A Home?
There are people out there who are made to be landlords. They like the idea of having someone else pay the mortgage on a home or apartment building and enjoying the ability to build equity on the … [Read more...] about Why I’d Rather Pay $10,000 to Unload My House Than Become a Landlord
One of the cool tools offered by CNN Money right now is a calculator that lets you see whether or not your home has been a good investment. You enter information on when you bought your home, as well … [Read more...] about Has Your Home Offered You A Solid Return So Far?
I was reading my recent issue of Consumer Reports Money Adviser when I came across a small item on deceptive mortgage ads. I've seen a few of these myself recently. You've probably seen them as well. … [Read more...] about Are You Getting Reeled In By Deceptive Refinance Marketing?
When you have a home insurance policy, you often assume that you are covered for damage to your home. And, while this is the case for many situations, the truth of the matter is that you might … [Read more...] about Watch Out For These Gaps In Your Home Insurance Policy
Home prices are still quite low, and mortgage rates remain at record-low levels. As a result, many consumers are considering buying homes right now. It's possible to get a good deal, and it's likely … [Read more...] about Can You Get A Mortgage If You’re Self-Employed?
Foreclosure is never going to be an easy process to go through. When you're going through it you're most likely losing your home, losing a piece of your security and it's shocking to be having to … [Read more...] about Banks Will Pay You To Avoid A Drawn Out Foreclosure Process: Short Sale Incentives
President Obama announced this week that he would be seeking passage of a new updated mortgage relief plan aimed at helping underwater homeowners to refinance their properties and take advantage of … [Read more...] about Obama Offers Up New Mortgage Relief And Refinance Plan
I'm pretty sure I'm not cut out to be a landlord. However, I have watched friends and relatives do the landlord thing. I know that, if you are the right sort of person to be a landlord, it can be … [Read more...] about How To Choose Good Tenants For Your Rental Property
As you prepare for retirement, one of your challenges is going to be figuring out where to live. The process of aging means that you might need special care as you get older. Where you live can affect … [Read more...] about Retirement: Know Your Housing Options