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Home in foreclosure. Must I pay back tax credit?

Bankrate.com, Tue, 03 Mar 2015

Due to your circumstances, you may not have to repay the first-time homebuyer tax credit.

52-week savings challenge

Bankrate.com, Tue, 03 Mar 2015

Can you save big bucks by tweaking your budget? We test out a new way to save every week.

8 nuttiest tax write-off attempts revealed

Bankrate.com, Tue, 03 Mar 2015

A Harley as a medical deduction? A human skeleton as home office decor? There's more.

You're an '80s kid if you love these 8 TV homes

Bankrate.com, Tue, 03 Mar 2015

If you virtually grew up in the Keatons' kitchen, you loved these other TV houses, too.

Take on the 52-week money challenge

Bankrate.com, Tue, 03 Mar 2015

Can you save $1,378 in one year? See what happened when our reporter tried.

How do I get my name off co-signed car loan?

Bankrate.com, Tue, 03 Mar 2015

When you co-sign for a vehicle and are stuck with the loan, is bankruptcy the only way out?

IRS can help you look after the kids

Bankrate.com, Tue, 03 Mar 2015

If you paid someone to care for a dependent, a special tax credit could cut your IRS bill.

Does home insurance cover termite damage?

Bankrate.com, Mon, 02 Mar 2015

Hungry termites can be a "bore." Find out if a homeowners policy "wood" cover the damage.

The surprising cost of replacing cashier's check

Bankrate.com, Mon, 02 Mar 2015

Here's what to expect if you lose a cashier's check and need a replacement from the bank.

Get your child to amass millions with a Roth IRA

Bankrate.com, Mon, 02 Mar 2015

If you help your child open a Roth IRA, it can start them on the path toward wealth.

What do financial advisers get asked about IRAs?

Bankrate.com, Mon, 02 Mar 2015

IRA rules can be tricky. Advisers answer questions at all levels, from beginner to advanced.

Joan Rivers' NYC penthouse for sale

Bankrate.com, Mon, 02 Mar 2015

Are you "Fashion"-able enough for this elaborate abode? Take a peek at Rivers' posh pad.

Video: Saving for a goal

Bankrate.com, Mon, 02 Mar 2015

If you want to save for a goal, you have to pass up the now for the future. Here's how.

What if your house spent like the White House?

Bankrate.com, Mon, 02 Mar 2015

What would your household budget look like if you had Obama's spending priorities?

Properly defined dependents can pay off at tax time

Bankrate.com, Mon, 02 Mar 2015

Kids depend on you for a lot, but at tax time they could pay off when you claim them as dependents.

740 credit score is mortgage sweet spot

Bankrate.com, Mon, 02 Mar 2015

Credit score requirements for mortgages have inched up over the years.

7 crucial facts about FHA loans

Bankrate.com, Mon, 02 Mar 2015

FHA loans play a vital role in today's real estate market. Here are seven important facts to know.

Paperwork you need to get a home mortgage

Bankrate.com, Mon, 02 Mar 2015

Do you have strong credit? You'll still need to jump through hoops to secure a home loan.

4 secrets to budgeting for a home purchase

Bankrate.com, Mon, 02 Mar 2015

A good budget plan begins before a homebuyer makes an offer. These tips can help.

For PITI's sake: Mortgage acronyms defined

Bankrate.com, Mon, 02 Mar 2015

Think HUD-1 is what a quarterback says? Learn the definitions for 17 mortgage acronyms.