mortgages

How to Choose a Mortgage Banker

When choosing a mortgage banker, while the underlying interest rate on the loan is important, there are several other factors that you should consider.

Can Ultra Petroleum's Shares Maintain This Pace for the Rest of 2014?

Source: Bureau of Land Management.

Through the first quarter of the year, Ultra Petroleum is off to a great start. Shares are...

Simplifying Currency Challenges in Vietnam

My husband, Billy, and I have recently arrived in Saigon, Vietnam. With 8 million residents, it's quite a bit different from Antigua or the...

China's Days of "Stealing" the World's Oil and Gas Are Numbered

Developing the Western Oilfields of China (Source: PetroChina)

For years, China's oil companies PetroChina , Sinopec , and CNOOC...

6 Reasons Baby Boomers Should Consider Downsizing

According to AARP, for the next 18 years, baby boomers will be turning 65 at a rate of about 8,000 a day. That's a lot of...

Social Security: Why Your Spouse Might Not Get Survivors' Benefits

Making a smart decision about your Social Security benefits requires thinking about your family situation. But if your spouse won't get...

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Box Office Is Going to Be Huge

Will Walt Disney's Marvel Studios nab a big win at the Captain America: The Winter Soldier box office? The newest Marvel movie opened in...

Hot Car Sales, Hotter Gambling Stocks, a Bad Education for U of Phoenix, and What Shook Markets Last

Instead of grieving over your busted March Madness brackets (curse you, UConn), check out what pumped stocks to record highs during last week...

With Mortgage Rates So Low, What's Holding Back Housing?

With mortgage rates as low as they are, what's holding back the housing market this spring?

As March fades into April this week, the...

Mortgage Resets Are Beginning, and Things Could Get Ugly


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The Home Affordable Modification Program was a godsend to many troubled homeowners after the...

3 Things You Need to Do Before You Buy a House

With winter in the rear view mirror, we can expect much more activity in the real estate markets in the next few months. However, the process...

LINN Energy As A Way to Hedge The Rising Price of Gasoline

Virtually anybody who reads the financial news or drives a car knows that the price of gasoline has surged lately. This has undoubtedly had...

Social Security: 2 Great Reasons to Work a Little Longer

When you retire can have a big impact on how much Social Security you receive. In some cases, working just a little longer can make a big...

U.S. Housing Market: Few Buyers, Not Enough Sellers

The U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma this spring: Too few people are selling homes, and too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale.

Is Your Credit Score Ready for Mortgage Shopping?

People with good credit can save tens of thousands of dollars on mortgages. Here are five steps to put your financial house in order, so you can save, too.

Mortgage Applications Fall in Latest Week

Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week on lower refinancing demand, the Mortgage Bankers Association says.

Did Ford Just Trash General Motors Company's Infamous Cadillac Ad?

In recent weeks, General Motors' latest TV ad for its Cadillac brand has been the subject of a lot of discussion. Some folks love the ad;...