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2008 

Many of the things you spend money on aren't as necessary as you think. Cutting them could save you hundreds of dollars. Money Editor Stacy Johnson explains in this short (1:39) video… Are you spending money on any of these "necessities of life?"  We'd love to hear from you on this. Just click th...
09/17/2008
John McCain and Barack Obama agree the Treasury needed to step in to rescue Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They disagree over how much the U.S. government should be involved in the housing market once the immediate crisis is past. The differences between the two presidential candidates over the lend...
09/17/2008
Not long ago, no-down-payment loans were big for homebuyers. But now that lenders have tightened their standards, borrowers once again are expected to pony up some cash of their own for a down payment. Many homebuyers have difficulty coming up with a down payment. Here are some ways to do it: Set...
09/12/2008
It's not new news. Real estate markets everywhere have fallen. If you're trying to sell your home, or even thinking about putting your house on the market, pricing the home to sell quickly can be the trickiest part of all. Our Money Editor, Stacy Johnson, has some advice on pricing your home to s...
09/12/2008
Hope Now has helped more than 2 million at-risk borrowers stay in their homes during the past 13 months. Despite this progress, foreclosures continue to climb; 91,752 families lost their homes in July. That represents an increase of 14% from June and more than double the number of July 2007, when...
09/11/2008
In our last post on retirement, we looked at "Retirement in Your 50s".  When you're in your 40s, retirement's no longer a vague concept…it's a reality looming in your future. Money Talks editor Stacy Johnson explains in this short (1:29) video why "your kids DON'T come first anymore if you're at ...
09/11/2008
The National Association of Realtors announced recently that Existing Home Sales, after falling to 10-year low in June, rebounded in July to a 5-month high. The report, which measures the month-over-month sale of previously owned homes, indicated sales of such homes increased 3.1 percent. Bob Wal...
09/08/2008
Historically, the fall season brings on slower home sale activity. So how do you make your home the highlight of the house-hunt? While curb appeal is still very important, what you do on the inside of your home can be equally as powerful. Here are a few tips to consider: 1) Decorate appropriately...
09/08/2008
Short sales may mean major money to real estate buyers and easy exits for troubled homeowners. But if you're a first time homebuyer, our Money Talks editor Stacy Johnson explains, it's not as easy as some may want you to think it is. This video runs 1:33…   Know anyone who has bought a property i...
09/05/2008
The world is full of people trying to convince us to pay for things we shouldn't. For example, programs that promise to help you pay off your mortgage ahead of schedule. Worth the money? Not according to money reporter Stacy Johnson. In this short (1:33) video, Stacy examines "Matter over Mind". ...
09/05/2008
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