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Has HAMP Been a Failure?

The Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) seeks to modify the terms of a distressed homeowner's mortgage in order to make...

The Side Effects of Credit Cards

While I'm not a fan of all the pharmaceutical advertising on television, I have to admit that they can be brutally frank about disclosing...

When Not to Buy a Home

Even with housing on the mend, bank repossessions rose 4% from March to April, according to RealtyTrac. While a single month-to-month figure...

Home Sales Slow in June

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in June fell 1.2% to 5.08 million...

How This Family of 4 Lives Well on Just $14,000 a Year

Danielle Wagasky, her husband, and two kids live well and happily on just $14,000 a year: She's been sharing her efforts to live meaningfully and frugally on her blog, "Blissful and Domestic," since 2009, and was happy to tell us how she and her family make it work.

Home Ownership: American Dream or Nightmare?

Here's more evidence that the foreclosure crisis has changed the way we think about home ownership's place in the American dream. Nearly half of those polled in a newly released survey said that owning a home today was a "nightmare." But not all polls reflect such a pessimistic view.