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Renter’s Dilemma: Can’t Afford To Stay, Move, Or Buy

December 4, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

What can you do? Mostly just this: Live further away.

Americans are buying homes to save money.

Americans Want To Buy A House So They Can Save Money

October 24, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

But many aren’t buying a house — because they can’t save the money.

Renting family forced to move out by rent increases

Renters Are Being Priced Out

October 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Regular workers can’t afford to live in any major metro area in the country.

A stack of $100 bills is why you need to read about these money facts

3 Revealing Money Facts You Probably Haven’t Heard About

October 16, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Recent research is both encouraging and depressing, but sadly more of the latter.

Apartment rental costs factor into the decision of whether to rent or buy

Apartment Rental Costs Vary Drastically Around the Country

September 29, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Apartments across the country vary widely in cost. The most expensive city in the country costs six times as much as the cheapest.

A man looks at a digital map of U.S. zip codes and taps a city in Colorado

The Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Every State

August 28, 2017 | Dori Zinn

You only need to make $61,000 to live in West Virginia’s top spot, but you’ll need 11 times that to live in one Cali code.

A couple discusses a mortgage and whether rent vs buy makes sense

The Rent vs. Buy Debate Continues

August 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

In some states, it is cheaper to own a home, but there are some states where owning a home is more expensive than renting one.

Still shot of Debt.com's rent map showing top cities for rental price increases and decreases in 2017

Renters: Get Away from California

August 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

There are major cities across the country seeing huge spikes in rent over the last year. Is it time to move?

This year's rental advice tells you to ignore the

Renters Save By Staying Put

August 3, 2017 | Gregory Cox

People who move more often pay more than those who don’t.

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College Grads Moving Back To Mom’s And Dad’s

June 6, 2017 | Joe Pye

College graduates value their degrees even though they can’t afford to live on their own.

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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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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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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.

This year's rental advice tells you to ignore the

Apartment Hunting for Dummies: The Checklist

December 21, 2016 | Jess Miller

Finding a place to live in a new city can be hard, but there are ways to save money and sanity during your search.

Worst places to rent

Your Choice of College May Come Down to Location

September 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn

The best colleges are in cities with some of the most expensive off-campus housing. It costs more to live near Stanford than actually attend it.

Don't settle for high rent rates.

Ask The Expert: Should We Charge Our Daughter Rent?

August 24, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader thinks it will teach her a lesson, but his wife isn’t so sure.

Ensure you can buy a home after debt consolidation

Rents Rising the Most Among the Cheapest Apartments

July 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

High demand for lower-end units causes rents to rise

Ensure you can buy a home after debt consolidation

Everyone Thinks It’s a Great Time to Buy a Home

July 14, 2016 | Dori Zinn

With mounting student loan debt and stiff competition in home-buying, millennials aren’t confident they can afford it. Home costs are going up but incomes aren’t.

Worst places to rent

5 Cities Where You Must Earn 6 Figures to Make Rent

June 14, 2016 | Money Talks News

It takes an income of about $216,000 per year to afford a two-bedroom apartment in one U.S. city these days — and it’s not New York.

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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

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Ask The Expert: How Much Does It Cost To Be Alone?

October 21, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants her son to get a roommate to save money, but he says it won’t really help.

How much money do you need to be happy?

5 Things Only the Rich Can Afford to Rent

August 25, 2015 | Debt.com

Rich people don’t buy their biggest luxuries. They rent them.

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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.

rent or buy

Get Out of Debt Guy: Should We Rent or Buy a House?

March 13, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader wants to know if rent is really “throwing money away.”

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More Homeowners Are Turning Into Apartment Hunters

February 12, 2015 | Brandon Ballenger

A majority of former homeowners say they’d rather keep renting than buy another home. Here’s all our advice for the new breed of nomads…

Worst places to rent

The worst places to rent in America

October 3, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Unless you’re in the 1 percent, you don’t want to live in these neighborhoods.

No renters insurance

More people are renting — but skipping rental insurance

September 23, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

If you own a home, you insure your stuff against fires, theft, and other disasters. But most renters don’t.

How to find a pet-friendly apartment

6 steps to renting a pet-friendly apartment

September 22, 2014 | Angela Colley

Here’s how to save time and money while keeping the landlord and your neighbors happy.

Don't settle for high rent rates.

7 ways to beat the high cost of rent

September 9, 2014 | Angela Colley

Nationwide, rents are at an all-time high. Here’s how to still find a sweet deal.

Myths about renters insurance abound

8 myths about renters insurance

September 4, 2014 | Angela Colley

It’s a lot cheaper and covers a lot more than you probably think.

Find a roommate who isn't crazy

How to deal with a crazy roommate without wrecking your rental history

July 14, 2014 | Angela Colley

Here are a half-dozen simple suggestions from a landlord and real estate podcaster.

Rent your home and make money

Don’t sell your home when you move. Rent it and profit.

July 7, 2014 | Angela Colley

Under the right conditions, you can make more by NOT selling your house.

How to spot a bad landlord

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.

Renting myths

8 big renting myths landlords and tenants believe

May 27, 2014 | Angela Colley

You think you know the law about renting a place to live? We bet you don’t.

Renting myths

7 tips to renting an apartment online without getting scammed

May 20, 2014 | Angela Colley

Like everything else, the Internet has made renting an apartment both easier and more dangerous.

Work with your landlord to lower the rent.

How to convince your landlord to lower the rent

April 3, 2014 | Brian Bienkowski

It’s a landlord’s market now and rent is skyrocketing across the nation. But there are things you can offer a landlord to cut your rate.

You have many options for renting a car.

2 NEW tips for renting a car

November 18, 2013 | Michael Koretzky

Saving money when you rent a car just got a little easier. We break down two new tips on how to get the best car rental for the least amount of your hard-earned cash so you can save on transportation and travel costs in your budget.