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Is It Worth It? Buying vs. Renting a Home

The housing market crash has made millions of people reassess their choice of whether to rent or own their home. If you're trying to decide which course is right for you, DailyFinance breaks down the major factors you should consider in our new series, Is It Worth It?

Five Tips on Planning a Prenup Before You Say 'I Do'

Modern couples are bringing more assets into their marriages -- and more liabilities too including credit card debt, student loans and mortgages. It may be unromantic, and the subject is fraught with emotional peril, but it's worth discussing: Should you consider a prenuptial agreement?

Three Key Rules for Today's Housing Market

Some recent reports on the real estate market show home prices starting to stabilize in many areas. Other data suggests the housing market has further to fall. But whichever direction the national numbers are heading, there are few tenets that smart buyers and sellers should always follow.

Another Way Banks Make Everyone Pay: The MERS Mess

The Mortgage Electronic Registration System was created by banks to save themselves a boatload in fees by keeping mortgage transfers off the books of local governments. Now, a New York judge says the whole system violates state law, and banks holding MERS mortgages there can't foreclose. So where will this chaotic mess go from here?

The Foreclosure Mess: Still a Threat to Renters

Despite new federal laws designed to protect them, many tenants are still finding themselves caught up in foreclosure dramas as building owners struggle to hold on to their properties. And if real estate market doesn't improve soon, the problem could get worse.

Allied Irish Banks Posts First-Half Loss of 1.73 Billion Euros

Allied Irish Banks (AIB) announced a steep increase in first half losses on provisions for past-due property loans. The net loss in the first half of the year was 1.73 billion euros, compared with a loss of 786 million euros in the first half of 2009, The Wall Street Journal said. Operating income fell 24% to 2 billion euros, excluding 963 million euros in losses related to the National Asset Management Agency.

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The importance of AND / OR

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