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Time to Reshop Your Home and Auto Insurance
Making Your Money Last Comparing prices on policies and bundling your coverage may save you money.
Changes Coming to Flood Insurance with Laura Lightbody
Becoming a Homeowner The National Flood Insurance Program is getting an overhaul that could send your rates up (or down). We dig into what's changing with this coverage that many have—and many more need. Also, a bond that pays over 7 percent, for now.
By David Muhlbaum • Published
Flood Insurance May Cost You More
Becoming a Homeowner New national rating procedures will raise premiums for more than 3.8 million policyholders.
By the editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance • Published
The 25 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Live In
places to live Take a look at our list of American cities with the lowest costs of living. Is one of the cheapest cities in the U.S. right for you?
By Dan Burrows • Last updated
Negotiate a Better Deal
Smart Buying For a price break on a number of products and services, all you have to do is ask. But first read up on tactics the experts use.
By Daniel Bortz • Published
13 Tax Breaks for Homeowners and Home Buyers
Tax Breaks Owning (or buying) a home is expensive. But at least there are some tax deductions, credits, and exclusions that can help you recoup some of those costs.
By Rocky Mengle • Last updated
Win in a Red-Hot Housing Market
Becoming a Homeowner Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, these strategies will help you get the best deal.
By Daniel Bortz • Last updated
How to Give a First-Time Home Buyer a Hand
Becoming a Homeowner With home prices soaring, newbies may need financial help from their family. Here’s how to do it right.
By Rivan V. Stinson • Last updated
Know the Rules for Renting Out Your Vacation Home
Becoming a Homeowner Make sure you understand when you must pay taxes on rental income you earn and when you can deduct expenses for the upkeep of the property.
By Joy Taylor • Last updated
COVID’s Silver Lining: A Calmer Life
Coronavirus and Your Money This family left the West Coast for a simpler lifestyle in a small Cape Cod town.
By Emma Patch • Published