Plan to Start Repaying Student Loans
Paying for College

Plan to Start Repaying Student Loans

The pandemic-era pause on student loan repayments is scheduled to end September 30. If you can’t afford payments, you have options.
July 29, 2021
9 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Arizona
retirement

9 Things You Must Know About Retiring to Arizona

The Grand Canyon State offers so much more than that gorgeous hole in the ground. Check out whether you'd like to spend your golden years in this sout…
July 2, 2021
This Hot Housing Market with Daniel Bortz
Becoming a Homeowner

This Hot Housing Market with Daniel Bortz

Home sales and prices have been on a tear and are forecast to continue to rise in 2021. Whether you're hoping to sell, buy or refi, contributing write…
March 31, 2021
Tap Home Equity for Extra Income
Financial Planning

Tap Home Equity for Extra Income

Home is where the heart is, but it’s also a source of regular income for many retirees.
March 25, 2021
9 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly
savings

9 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly

The $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is providing a $1,200 check for millions of Americans.
May 6, 2020

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Hey, Retirees: Looking for a Tax-Free Source of Income?
real estate

Hey, Retirees: Looking for a Tax-Free Source of Income?

In challenging times, federally insured home equity conversion mortgages offer an outside-the-box income option for those 62 and older.
April 8, 2020
The Pandemic Gives Borrowers a Break on Rates
credit & debt

The Pandemic Gives Borrowers a Break on Rates

Low rates reduce the cost of mortgages and other loans.
April 3, 2020
11 Ways the CARES Act and Other Government Measures Could Help You in 2020
unemployment

11 Ways the CARES Act and Other Government Measures Could Help You in 2020

Hopefully, the CARES Act and other coronavirus stimulus measures will get the U.S. economy back on track. Some of the changes made could improve your …
March 31, 2020
Low Interest Rates Reduce the Cost of Mortgages
real estate

Low Interest Rates Reduce the Cost of Mortgages

Interest rate reductions triggered by the coronavirus crisis can create money-saving opportunities for mortgage shoppers.
March 26, 2020
11 Coronavirus Stimulus Measures That Could Help You in 2020
taxes

11 Coronavirus Stimulus Measures That Could Help You in 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is crushing the U.S.
March 26, 2020
7 Habits of People With Excellent Credit Scores
credit score

7 Habits of People With Excellent Credit Scores

Want to improve your credit score?
March 12, 2020
7 Ways to Retire Without a Mortgage
retirement

7 Ways to Retire Without a Mortgage

Admit it: Whether you're 35 or 65, the prospect of retiring without a mortgage is an attractive one.
November 22, 2019
Using a Construction Loan to Build Your Retirement Dream Home
retirement

Using a Construction Loan to Build Your Retirement Dream Home

Construction loans operate a little differently than a typical home mortgage, so you need to know a couple of things: like what's the difference betwe…
October 24, 2019
10 Reasons You Will Never Get Out of Debt
debt

10 Reasons You Will Never Get Out of Debt

Buried under a pile of past-due bills? Follow these tips to pay off what you owe and get yourself back on firm financial footing.
October 23, 2019
How You Can 'TAP' into Home Equity to Help Keep Your Retirement Stable
real estate

How You Can 'TAP' into Home Equity to Help Keep Your Retirement Stable

When used judiciously, a home equity line of credit, or HELOC, can be a tool to help retirees control their taxes and can serve as a potential backsto…
October 8, 2019
Unconventional Mortgage Loans Are Making a Comeback
loans

Unconventional Mortgage Loans Are Making a Comeback

Lenders are making it easier to get loans, but a repeat of the housing crisis isn’t in the cards.
October 3, 2019
Should a Widow Pay Off Her Mortgage?
real estate

Should a Widow Pay Off Her Mortgage?

For some people who lose their spouse, it could make perfect sense. For others, not so much. Here's how to judge what could be a prudent approach in t…
September 5, 2019
Tips for Dealing with Debt in Retirement
debt

Tips for Dealing with Debt in Retirement

Savvy financial moves and strategic belt-tightening can tame even the most fearsome debt loads and help put retirees' golden years back in the black.
August 30, 2019
Now Is a Good Time to Refinance
interest rates

Now Is a Good Time to Refinance

You may benefit even if you can’t reduce your mortgage rate by a full percentage point.
August 1, 2019
The Bank of Mom and Pop: The Benefits Afforded by Intrafamily Lending
loans

The Bank of Mom and Pop: The Benefits Afforded by Intrafamily Lending

Sometimes skipping the costs and hassles of commercial bank loans can make perfect sense, saving the borrower some money and helping the lender with t…
July 3, 2019
What You Need to Know About the Shadow Banking System Now
banking

What You Need to Know About the Shadow Banking System Now

There's a chance that you may have a loan with a "shadow bank" and not even know it. What exactly are shadow banks, and what risks and rewards do they…
June 21, 2019
Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Face New Financial Test
Making Your Money Last

Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Face New Financial Test

For the first time, borrowers will have to prove they can handle the ongoing property costs to qualify for a reverse mortgage.
June 11, 2019
Smart Ways to Give (or Lend) Money to Family
spending

Smart Ways to Give (or Lend) Money to Family

Keep good records, and don’t hand over money you can’t afford to lose.
June 6, 2019
Zillow Moves to Improve Home Price Estimates
real estate

Zillow Moves to Improve Home Price Estimates

First free online home pricing site aims to tweak its accuracy and avoid unrealistic expectations of homeowners.
April 9, 2019
9 Ways to Get Extra Cash From Your House
real estate

9 Ways to Get Extra Cash From Your House

If you're a homeowner looking to rake in some extra money, whether to fund a much-needed renovation or to afford a much-needed dream vacation, don't d…
April 2, 2019