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Buying a Home Is 38 Percent Cheaper Than Renting -- But How Risky Is It?

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

Homeownership remains cheaper than renting nationally and in all of the 100 largest metro areas. Rising mortgage rates and home prices have narrowed t...

Will Winter Weather Wobble Housing?

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

If January construction and home sales data - which come out this week and next - show declines, the "polar vortex" will be prime suspect #1. But how ...

The Rental Discount for Shacking Up

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

It's Valentine's Day. Picture a romantic restaurant. Main course is finished. Lights are low. Your sweetheart leans over the table, and with a quiet v...

Resolving to Be a Better Shopper in 2014

Michael Salguero | Posted 03.09.2014 | Small Business
Michael Salguero

Looking back over all of the lovely gifts I received this holiday season, as well as thinking of those I gave to my loved ones, an idea hit me. Why not resolve to be a better, more conscientious consumer this year?

Co-Op vs. Condo: What You Need to Know

Greg Jacobs | Posted 08.28.2013 | New York
Greg Jacobs

Our homes are divided into a series of different housing types. For those of you looking to buy, or simply for those of you looking to understand more about the housing industry in the city, here is a breakdown of the most popular forms of home ownership in New York City.

Unless Mortgage Rates Hit 10.5 Percent, Buying Still Cheaper Than Renting

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Because mortgage rates are still near long-term lows, and because prices fell so much after the housing bubble burst and remain low relative to rents even after recent price increases, buying is still much cheaper than renting. That means that the recent jump in rates doesn't change the rent-versus-buy math much.

10 Food Budgeting Tips I Wish I Followed Religiously

Laura Kumin | Posted 02.02.2013 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Those who carefully plan every meal and shop as if it were a chess game hardly need my advice. These tips are for the rest of us.

Why Black Friday Is Tough For Hoarders

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty

Black Friday comes with its own set of challenges for hoarders, according to Dr. David F. Tolin, author of "Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive A...

Catherine New

Americans Borrowing More To Pay For Essentials

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 07.11.2012 | Money

College student Simone Bernstein, 20, is using her credit cards to cover her living expenses this summer. She chalks up the debt to an opportunity cos...

Resist Impulse Shopping

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

So often, we operate on habit and impulse; by recognizing the subtle factors that promote shopping, we can turn that information to our advantage if we're trying to shop wisely.

NYC Real Estate Survival: The 7 Worst Places to Live in an Apartment Building

Teri Karush Rogers | Posted 02.15.2012 | New York
Teri Karush Rogers

Admit it: When you hear the real-estate maxim "location, location, location," you think about great neighborhoods and awesome transportation. That's fine -- unless you're looking for an apartment.

The Scientific Key To Negotiating Like An Expert

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The different ways of looking at the same goal (e.g., to pay the lowest price, to get the biggest raise) have profound effects on the way we approach negotiation.

5 Ways to Spend Less

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Everyone knows that if you want to get your finances in order and start being smart about your financial future, you need to make a financial plan.

Inflation, Employment Concerns Weigh On Consumer Confidence

Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Consumer confidence slid in May as consumers turned more pessimistic on the outlook for the labor market and inflation worries rose, ac...

How Marketers Capitalize On Your Fear: Confessions Of An Ex-Ad-Woman

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Being a therapist is not too different in some ways from being a copywriter, when you think about it. It's all about understanding people, their motivations, habits and triggers.

Quiz: Are You an Over-Buyer or an Under-Buyer?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I've posted this quiz before, but I can't resist putting it up again. This distinction encapsulates one of my very favorite (if not most weighty) pers...

A New Closing Dynamic

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

It seems to me that if the seller and buyer are in agreement on all terms, then the mechanics of the closing should never delay the manifestation of the parties' desire and intent, i.e. money for deed.

Shopping and Overeating

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

If only there were a way to immediately link the immediate pleasure of downing that pint of Cherry Garcia with the distant pain of feeling like a lard ass.

Out of Line: Recession Marketing

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mort Gerberg

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