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Beware of Buried Expenses When Selling Your Home

June 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Homeowners don’t realize that they can pay upwards of $15,000 just to sell their home.

4 Ways Home Equity Loans Can Sink Your Finances

May 5, 2017 | Money Talks News

Are you setting yourself up to fail?

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Renters Aren’t Buying Homes Because of Down Payment Woes

April 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Renters are having trouble saving for a down payment, making buying a home costly and more difficult.

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Millennials Figure Out The Housing Market

April 25, 2017 | Joe Pye

They don’t believe in the “American Dream,” but want to move on with adulthood.

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It’s a Seller’s Market, but What Are They Going to Buy?

April 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Low inventory on homes means sellers may not find a new place to live.

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We Can’t Afford to Live in Most Major Cities

April 18, 2017 | Joe Pye

Miami, Florida is the number one city in America where people struggle to live comfortably, but the median income isn’t high enough in 80 percent of our biggest cities.

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What Happens When Researchers Team Up? This.

April 10, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Turns out you can learn a lot more when you join forces. Here are some surprising results of this new trend.

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Underwater Homes Surface — Barely

March 29, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Fewer homes are underwater, but it’s not making much of a difference as a couple metro areas are starting to suffer way more than others.

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Look Out: Mortgage Payments Will Go Up This Year

March 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

With the expected raise in the federal funds rate and climbing home values, potential homeowners may be wary about buying this year.

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Top 10 Cities To Live Car-Free

March 3, 2017 | Joe Pye

If you don’t mind public transportation or walking, you can live here much cheaper.

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It’s Not You, It’s the House

March 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn

If you were looking to purchase a house this year, you may not be able to afford it.

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You Don’t Need Marriage to Buy a Home

February 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Young, unwed couples are buying homes faster than they were a decade ago. While married couples still make up the bulk of homebuyers, 15 percent are couples that aren’t married.

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By The Numbers: The Cost Of Living

February 24, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: There’s no place like home, which might be too bad.

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Want to Stop Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck? Move to Mississippi

January 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Can’t keep living paycheck-to-paycheck? You don’t have to if you move to any of the cheapest states in the U.S.

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My Experience With a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

December 22, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

The things I learned during my time at Than Merrill’s Real Estate Class

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The 22 biggest money moments on Gilmore Girls

November 16, 2016 | Dori Zinn

As Netflix prepares to release more Gilmore Girls, we take a look back at the sometimes hard-to-believe spending in the original show.

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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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Student Debt is Promoting a Stagnant Housing Market

June 20, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Why many are struggling to buy and sell homes

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7 Ways Donald Trump is Destroying His Brand and 4 Ways He’s Improving It

March 22, 2016 | Money Talks News

Would you buy a condo from this man?

Dvorkin On Debt: Best and Worst States for Families

November 30, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Where you live can makes it more expensive to raise your children. Or cheaper.

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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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Ask The Expert: Should I Buy This Home Or Not?

May 6, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A 55-year-old reader has a wonderful problem: How to spend her money the right way.

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How to stop flooding from wrecking your home and finances

March 17, 2015 | Lulu Ramadan

Melting snow and heavy rain mean your home is at risk of flooding. Here’s how to stay high and dry.

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Buying A Ghost Town

January 22, 2015 | Angela Colley

Want to become the mayor, the sheriff, and the outlaw? Here’s how you can buy your own ghost town without spending the big Hollywood bucks.

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How To Buy A Ghost Town In 7 Easy Steps

January 22, 2015 | Angela Colley

Want to become the mayor, the sheriff, and the outlaw? Here’s how you can buy your own ghost town without spending the big Hollywood bucks.

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Hotel heaven: luxury for a lot less

September 25, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

The best hotel rooms for the best rates? It’s location, location, location.

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How to spot a terrible landlord before you rent

June 10, 2014 | Angela Colley

Here are six crucial questions to ask your landlord and yourself if you want to find the right rental at the right price.