In the House and Senate budget proposals for fiscal year 2016, passed with only Republican votes at the end of March, there are big winners and big losers. The big winners are defense spending and contractors and very wealthy people and powerful special interests. The big losers are children, our poorest group in America, and struggling low- and middle-income families.
As part of the spring cleaning of your money house, let your mantra be, "I'm going to stop making everybody else rich, and start living a rich and sustainable life here and now!" Below are 10 ways to put more dough in your wallet.
Graduating from college debt-free feels really good. When Ja'Net Adams got her degree from South Carolina State in 2003, she was one of those fortunate students who started her adult life without debt, and things went along really well for her. Then, in 2008, she lost her job.
There are a lot of benefits to paying off your mortgage faster. For one, you'll save money on interest charges, which can be tens of thousands of dollars over the course of a loan. Here are tactics you can use to pay off your mortgage faster.
We must make this country a nation of equal protection under the law with equal opportunity for everyone. If we truly would like to be post-racial one day, we cannot continue to live in denial, or turn a blind eye towards reality, or remain complacent today. It's as simple as that.
Stricken with a cold that never quite goes away, the nation's housing market is stumbling once again. In the fourth quarter of 2014, home values dropped and builder confidence started to erode.
We all hope to retire someday -- the freedom to do more of what we want to do and less of what we have to do. But that kind of freedom comes with a price, right? Won't you need millions in assets and a six-figure annual income? Nope. You'll probably need a lot less in assets and income than you think.
I get a lot of questions regarding the costs of owning a home, typically about saving for a down payment or paying off a mortgage. But homeownership involves numerous other costs that can impact your budget. So as the spring home-buying season gets underway, I thought it would be a good time to step back and look more closely at the ongoing financial realities.
The Long Island economy has been stagnating for decades and, according to a new report, will decline further unless a concerted strategy is implemented to end it. Fortunately, the report reveals that strategy: expanding the biomedical industry and increasing multifamily housing.
Quitclaim deeds are most often utilized to release ownership rights in the context of divorce or inheritance property settlements or to provide a gift. The quitclaim deed only transfers to the grantee (recipient of the deed) whatever title or ownership, if any, that the grantor has at the time the deed is delivered to the grantee. This is the fundamental attribute of the quitclaim deed.
The conventional wisdom that sellers should list early in the year is spot-on. But what does "early" mean? Is there such a thing as too early? Is there a sweet spot for listing your home so that it has the best chance of selling fast and for more money?
The economic recovery has not benefited Americans equally. We all know that. But few facts underscore that point more clearly than the startling number of consumers whose financial futures have been put on hold by subprime credit scores.
Even with the recent years' increases in home values, employment and economic stability, a large number of homeowners still face the loss of their homes in the near future.
The house, which cost more than $100,000 to build, was ready for occupancy in spring 1963, and though Jackie Kennedy visited over the coming months, the family didn't spend a weekend there together until October 25.
Some long-awaited good news for Los Angeles residents has finally arrived. LA is poised to see record employment numbers soon, says the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. and it just keeps getting better.
Changing the way one applies for a loan doesn't simply mean stating for 28 pages that a borrower will not be discriminated against, or that we should depend solely on federal and state regulations to curb financial intuitions' racist lending practices.