Mortgages are not just most people’s biggest debt. They’re also the means to achieving the American Dream of homeownership. But if you want to be successful you need to understand how home loans work and keep abreast of the latest trends in mortgage lending so you can ensure you keep your assets and family safe at home. has the latest news along with helpful tips on managing mortgage debt effectively.

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Americans Have a Ton of Debt

October 10, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most people say they don’t have any debt, but do they know what debt means?

Are 30-year mortgage rates better?

Before You Get a Reverse Mortgage, Check Out These 15 Alternatives

September 27, 2016 | Money Talks News

A reverse mortgage may be tempting. But consider these cheaper, safer options first.

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One in Five Buy Their Homes “Sight Unseen”

September 14, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

High-end homes are even more likely to get blind offers

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Millennial Credit Scores Continue to Rise

August 10, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Many young people are hesitant about buying homes, but for those that are jumping on board, they’re doing it with better credit and more FHA loans.

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Is it OK to Retire With Debt?

August 2, 2016 | Money Talks News

Some experts say retiring with debt isn’t bad. But they might not be talking about you.


America: Home of the Houseless

July 27, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

American voters want the presidential candidates to acknowledge the housing crisis, or risk losing their vote

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Student Debt is Promoting a Stagnant Housing Market

June 20, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Why many are struggling to buy and sell homes


How To Get a Mortgage With Little Or No Down Payment

June 9, 2016 |

Yes, it’s possible, and in many different ways.

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Millennials: The Generation That Can Do No Good and the Housing Market

May 17, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Why those in housing industry think homes will be in a short supply, and why they believe millennials are to blame


Ask The Expert: Should I Buy A House Or Keep Renting?

May 11, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is “freaking out” over moving out. Does he have enough money?

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Dvorkin On Debt: 3 Shocking Stats

April 18, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The recession is over, but are we spending our way into another one?

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The 6 Worst Mortgage Mistakes You Can Make

February 23, 2016 | Money Talks News

A house may be your most important purchase. Don’t blow it by making one of these dumb mistakes.


4 Ways Your House Payment Could Unexpectedly Go Up

October 13, 2015 |

The worst part: There’s only so much you can do about it.

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4 Things Your Bank Won’t Tell You When You Get a Mortgage

August 11, 2015 |

They won’t tell you, but we will.

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Ask the Expert: How Do I Dump My Timeshare?

June 24, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader can’t afford to keep her timeshare, but she can’t afford to sell it, either.

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Get Out Of Debt Guy: Should We Take Money Out of Retirement to Pay Off Mortgage?

June 18, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader wants to know which option is the best — or least bad.

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Get Out Of Debt Guy: Who is Right About Budgeting Our Money, My Wife Or Myself?

May 8, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader wants to know, so they can stop fighting.

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Ask The Expert: What Should I Do With Extra Cash?

April 29, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know what to do with a small windfall. See Howard’s video response.


Pain or Pleasure? How Accountants Predict Your Financial Outlook

February 12, 2015 | Jess Miller

A new study from the American Institute of CPAs measures financial success in a whole new way.

A mortgage is good debt. Credit cards can be, too, if used properly.

How to go into debt the right way

April 21, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

I come not to bury debt, but to praise it. Here’s how good debt can improve your life and put a smile on your face.

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The DIY credit repair nightmare

October 17, 2013 | Meghan Stewart

A quick search online might make you think do-it-yourself credit repair is easy. But what seems good in theory often falls apart when you put it into practice. So is DIY credit repair really worth the hassle or are you better off leaving the work to the professionals?