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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Opening Your Home to (Paying) Guests

Taking some simple precautions can help you avoid these mistakes when renting out property to short-term guests.

5 Savvy Negotiating Tips to Share with Buyers

A smart offer earns you the gratitude and loyalty of your clients by saving them thousands of dollars upfront and over the life of a mortgage

Make That Home Greener: Energy Efficient Mortgages

If you're in the market for a new home, there's a way to save the environment and some cash at the same time: Consider a "green" mortgage, which allows buyers to fold expenses for energy-saving home improvements into their mortgage.

10 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Getting a Small Business Loan

In the end, it's all about money. In the beginning, it's all about planning.

Should You Pay Off Your Student Loans or Buy a House?

If you've landed a steady job and have a good handle on your day-to-day expenses, you might be considering taking the leap into homeownership. Here's what to ask yourself.

The Little-Known Benefits of Umbrella Policies

A good umbrella policy offers liability protection on your property and beyond it, whether you're in your backyard or halfway around the world.

Careers After 50

So-called "encore careers offer some older workers a chance to keep earning money while pursuing a passion they had had to set aside in their youth."

Smart Spending in Retirement

Whether you're entering retirement with a hefty nest egg or a tight budget, here are some steps to make your later years as comfortable and secure as possible.

8 Cost-Conscious Ways to Protect Your Home

Every 15 seconds another house in America is robbed. Here are simple, affordable ways to make your home less accessible to intruders.

The Grandparent Scam Gets a Makeover

As con artists gain access to more and more personal information online, they are becoming more sophisticated in their techniques.

How to Store Your Comic Book Treasures

Old comics have a bad habit of disintegrating. If you're collecting for fun and profit, here's how to store your valuables.

What Kind of Fire Extinguishers Do You Need in Your Home?

If you can only get one fire extinguisher, make sure it's all all-purpose extinguisher. Here's a guide to the most common types.

Peephole or Video Doorbell?

Should you get a video doorbell or stick to the traditional peephole? We examine the arguments for each.

8 Safety Checks for Summer

Whether you're making road trip plans or just firing up the BBQ in your backyard, take advantage of these longer days to do a home safety check.

Things to Never Keep in a Home Safe

Which valuables are best protected in a fireproof safe at home and which belong in a safe-deposit box at a bank? Our experts share their safe-keeping secrets.

Flood Insurance: Do You Really Need It?

Standard homeowners insurance policies cover losses from wind, fire and theft, but not from floods. Here's what you should know.

Keeping Your Valuables Safe at College

The most common targets for campus thieves are laptops, cell phones, purses and wallets, followed closely by bicycles. Here's how to foil those thefts.

Is Your Extension Cord a Fire Hazard?

Extension cords are so convenient that that they're easy to misuse, something that can turn a handy piece of household equipment into a major safety threat.

Power cord and strip protector safety

Using power strips and surge protectors safely means understanding the difference between the two.

Staying Safe in Backyard Pools

Swimming is fun, healthy and one of the most popular sports activities in the country, but without proper safety precautions, tragedy can strike at any moment.