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What happens at a mortgage closing

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Apr 2015

On closing day, you seal the deal. It's also your last chance to make changes.

Video: Don't diet while you're budgeting?

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Apr 2015

Spending this month thinking about making a change? Here's how to have a better shot at success.

Survey: Market pros are bullish on stocks

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Apr 2015

Forecasters tell us why the year ahead will be good for stock investments.

Asking market mavens: What will drive stocks?

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Apr 2015

See the factors that Wall Street experts say will move stocks in the months ahead.

5 financial products for April Fools

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Apr 2015

Would you believe businesses actually market these pricey items to consumers?

Can your credit card protect you from crappy food?

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Apr 2015

Can't stomach the bad food you received? Your credit card may not make you swallow the bill.

Mapping the road to a fixed-rate HELOC

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Apr 2015

If the draw period on your HELOC is ending in the next few years, here's a plan of action.

Retirement savings credit doubles payoff

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Apr 2015

For lower-income filers, money put away for retirement could cut today's tax bill.

Getting remarried. What the HECM?

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Apr 2015

What if the sole borrower on a reverse mortgage dies and the remaining spouse gets hitched again?

What are the Roth IRA rules?

Bankrate.com, Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Retirement plans get extra attention during tax season. Here's a look at Roth IRAs.

Traditional IRAs make tax sense for some filers

Bankrate.com, Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Is a traditional IRA the best tax savings move? It depends on your financial and tax situation.

Do we have to pay tax on cruise gift card prizes?

Bankrate.com, Tue, 31 Mar 2015

You must report the cruise gift cards as "other income," but you may also get a deduction.

10 items from 'Mad Men,' priced then and now

Bankrate.com, Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Could you afford Don Draper's lifestyle? Check out the cost of "Mad Men" living.

Could you go a month without spending money?

Bankrate.com, Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Think you can go a month without spending? Follow these tips to flex your savings muscle.

Video: Find the perfect mortgage

Bankrate.com, Tue, 31 Mar 2015

Like trying to squeeze into the right pair of pants, you need to find a mortgage that fits you.

What can creditors take in a bankruptcy?

Bankrate.com, Tue, 31 Mar 2015

When filing Chapter 7, you must disclose all assets, but it doesn't mean you can't keep some.

6 things to do before you buy a home

Bankrate.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015

You've decided to buy. Congrats! Now it's time to get your financial house in order.

Study these loan types to pay for school

Bankrate.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015

If a home equity loan is needed to pay for school, here's what you need to know.

8 tax breaks that cost trillions

Bankrate.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015

As Congress tries to reduce the deficit, some tax breaks may be on the chopping block.

Americans' financial security, in 7 charts

Bankrate.com, Mon, 30 Mar 2015

A strong jobs market helped keep financial security near a record high.