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Mortgage Advice

Making Your Extra Mortgage Payments Count

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 11.11.2014 | Money
Jack M. Guttentag

You can use the same payment method that you use to make your scheduled payment. Just bear in mind that the relevant date is when the payment is credited by the lender, not the date when you sent it.

No, You Shouldn't Take Out the Largest Mortgage Possible

Women & Co | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business
Women & Co

For many Americans, a mortgage is indeed the most attractive way to borrow because interest rates are not only low, but also the interest is often tax-deductible.

The Adjustable Rate Mortgage: Just Say No

James Berman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
James Berman

Why would so many people opt for an adjustable rate mortgage when it's so dangerous? Most likely, they just don't understand the risks.

Is This a Good Time to Take a Fixed-Rate Reverse Mortgage?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Jack M. Guttentag

For qualifying seniors, now really is a great time to consider a government-insured reverse mortgage, and here's why: Seniors can get more money out of their homes now then they will when interest rates, now at historic lows, begin to rise again.

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.