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What to know about personal lines of credit

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Personal lines of credit can be a source of quick funds, but they have a few drawbacks.

Borrow from retirement accounts for house?

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

If planning to raid retirement funds for a down payment on a house, know the downside.

Making a comeback: Home equity loans, HELOCs

Bankrate.com, Thu, 06 Aug 2015

With property values and mortgage rates going up, homeowners eye home equity loans and HELOCs.

3 things you need to tap home equity

Bankrate.com, Thu, 13 Aug 2015

Even with rising home prices, you'll still need these key ingredients to take cash out of your home.

3 ways to refinance a HELOC

Bankrate.com, Tue, 04 Aug 2015

Your payments could go up drastically once your HELOC hits a certain age.

How much equity can you cash out of your home?

Bankrate.com, Mon, 17 Aug 2015

Homeowners considering cash-out refinances and HELOCs: Here's what you need to know.

10 safest cities for your car

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

In some metro areas, the odds are incredibly low that your car will be stolen.

Get these 5 gorgeous bathrooms on a budget

Bankrate.com, Thu, 20 Aug 2015

Want to renovate your bathroom? Steal ideas (and get cost estimates) from these real-life stunners.

Get these 5 killer kitchens for less

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

These luxe kitchens might inspire you to create your own chef's dream.

Video: What you need to know about paying bills

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Research shows the way you pay bills can be directly related to your happiness.

Video: What you need to know about home equity

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Need to pay for a big expense? Learn how you can use your home equity to pay for it.

How much for this retirement hot spot?

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Ever wondered what it costs to live by a beach or a golf course? Here's what to expect.

9 ways to pay for home improvements

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

It's fun to imagine how you'll use a new space in your home, but how will you pay for it?

Make sure a car dealer isn't a lemon

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

Do you get hives thinking of car shopping? Find out which dealers are consumer-friendly.

Is there a tax break for losing money on a home?

Bankrate.com, Fri, 31 Jul 2015

If you sell your home at a big loss, will the IRS be as unkind as the market?

Basics of financing a home improvement project

Bankrate.com, Mon, 10 Aug 2015

It's fun to fantasize about a home project, but how will you pay for it?

Mortgage rates fall for the 2nd week in a row

Bankrate.com, Thu, 30 Jul 2015

In a week when economic data pointed in multiple directions, mortgage rates went down.

Bank loyalty rewards you may have missed

Bankrate.com, Thu, 30 Jul 2015

Banks want (more of) your business. Here's how to earn juicy perks like loan discounts.

7 investing tips for 40-somethings

Bankrate.com, Thu, 30 Jul 2015

In your 40s, you're investing with an eye toward retirement. These strategies can help.

On sale in August: From tools to back-to-school

Bankrate.com, Thu, 30 Jul 2015

August bargains include tools, barbecue supplies and -- shudder -- school items.