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Watch: Teen Builds Mortgage-Free Dorm on Wheels

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Kirsten Dirksen

Total cost was $12,000, but it's debt-free and it's much more than your typical college digs. It has a full kitchen (including a fridge/freezer, sink and camping oven), a sofa-bed he built himself, a nearly full-sized shower (he chopped the top off) and a composting toilet.

Four Steps to Educate Students About Personal Finance

Ben Mulling | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Ben Mulling

Years later, having paid off all of this debt and having a totally different frame of mind as it relates to personal finance, I wonder what it would have taken to have prevented me from making all of those financial mistakes so early in my life.

Why Is It So Hard to Get a Mortgage?

Doug Lebda | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Doug Lebda

Regulations pertaining to the housing and lending industries are a necessity, but so are clearly defined standards and requirements.

WATCH: "Shotgun Shack" Family Remodels Tiny Home for $700 DIY-Style

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.03.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Three years ago, this family left their 4-bedroom home to move into a 320-square-foot prefab. Yikes!

The Most Costly Mortgage Mistake

Doug Lebda | Posted 11.12.2012 | Money
Doug Lebda

Deciding on a mortgage is likely the most important financial decision consumers will ever make, yet borrowers are more often than not taking the first loan offer that comes their way, failing to fully capitalize on low rates by comparison shopping.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #21, Keeping Our Homes

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Six weeks after taking office, President Obama introduced the Making Home Affordable program to help homeowners prevent foreclosure, stabilize the housing market, and improve our economy. Under this program, many homeowners can lower their monthly mortgage payments.

Should You Refinance Near Retirement?

Posted 09.08.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT By Joe Udo Mortgage rates are near historical lows. But should you refinance if you are near retirement? I...

Smart People With Dumb Mortgages

Teresa Ghilarducci | Posted 10.27.2012 | Money
Teresa Ghilarducci

Yes, pay off your mortgage even if you get a tax deduction for paying interest. Yes, pay off your mortgage even if the asset is appreciating more than the interest rate you are paying.

'Taken Aback'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.20.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Because my back felt better the day of my appointment, DiBenedetto didn't crack it. But he did give me a brief education in chiropractic medicine. I came away from my first visit to a chiropractor with great respect for the profession.

More Homeowners Are Paying Their Mortgages

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money

LOS ANGELES -- U.S. homeowners are getting better about keeping up with their mortgage payments, driving the percentage of borrowers who have fallen b...

Plain English, or Greek?

Ellen Schloemer | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money
Ellen Schloemer

The foreclosure review materials scored ZERO readability -- the only documents I know of that score that low are IRS publications. Is that the standard the regulators and servicers wanted to match?

How Retirees Can Avoid Refinancing Troubles

Posted 07.13.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Kenneth Harney Call it the retiree refinancing squeeze: Growing numbers of retired homeowners — including milliona...

30-Year Mortgage Rates Break Record

AP | Marcy Gordon | Posted 09.11.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell again to record lows, giving would-be buyers more incentive to brave the housing market. ...

Can Mortgage Servicers Play by the Rules?

Anna Cuevas | Posted 09.08.2012 | Money
Anna Cuevas

The premise of these rules evolves around two principles -- protecting homeowners from surprise costs and preventing them from getting the runaround from their services.

Applying For A Mortgage Is About To Get Less Complicated

Posted 09.08.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- The government is proposing rules to simplify getting a home mortgage. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday unveiled re...

LOOK: Man Transforms Bus Into Two Bedroom Home

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

For many aspiring first-time buyers, home ownership is becoming a distant dream in the United States and abroad. While house prices have fallen in...

Get Help to Improve Your Financial Situation | Posted 08.20.2012 | Money

If times are tough for you and your family, we can help connect you with the tools and information you need to get back on your feet. We're launching ...

It's the Housing Bubble, Stupid

Chris Ladd | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

After all that's happened in the past half-decade, why can't economists look around? The housing bubble took an extraordinary toll on American households, but economists have yet to meaningfully grapple with its impact.

Zach Carter

Foreclosure Activist's Bank Can't Tell Her How Much She Owes | Zach Carter | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Lynn Szymoniak's four-year foreclosure nightmare is finally over -- but the high-profile activist and attorney said she couldn't f...

Are Banking Reparations Justified?

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

I love the smell of "banker repentance" in the morning. Case in point: One of the multi-billion-dollar settlements that's in the pipeline and simmerin...

Taking the Plunge: Considerations for First-Time Homebuyers in Today's Housing Market

Doug Lebda | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Doug Lebda

The housing market today is unpredictable which raises the question: how will the unstable housing market affect first-time homebuyers as they enter the market?

A Dimon in the Rough

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

Like a fat kid and chocolate cake, some things are just inseparable. And CEO Jaime Dimon of JPMorgan Chase has proven that parable with his near insatiable appetite in saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.

Mississippi Woman Sold Wrong Foreclosed Home

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business

The foreclosure crisis just resulted in a very expensive mix-up for one Mississippi resident. Terry Jordan was sold the wrong foreclosed home by h...

5 Ways To Stretch Your Dollar During Divorce

Brendan Lyle | Posted 06.23.2012 | Divorce
Brendan Lyle

The divorce process can be a harrowing financial ordeal. Following these 5 easy steps will assist you in making the path a far easier one to walk.

Stories From the Frontline: Don't Drink the Yellow Kool-Aid

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

The banks' almost near-inability to properly staff qualified personnel was a part of the comedy of errors. As an example, some of it was lost in translation -- literally.