Latest Articles

3 ways to pay off your mortgage faster

Christy Bieber •
The Motley Fool
Online payments. Woman using credit card for shopping

Are housing costs your biggest monthly expense? For most American families, they are. But, there’s a way to drop your housing bills dramatically: Pay off your mortgage early. Mortgage-free homeowners have median housing costs almost $1,000 per month below their mortgage-holding counterparts, leaving a lot more spare cash to invest or to do fun stuff like

Read More...


5 things that can derail your mortgage approval

Daniel B. Kline •
The Motley Fool
Railway

Getting approved for a mortgage is not the same as getting a mortgage. Until your lender has transferred the money to your buyer’s bank, it’s still possible for the process to be derailed. That means that once you have received a “yes,” you still have to be careful. Your lender will be watching you and

Read More...


Retirees, start a nonprofit to serve a need

<i>Kiplinger's Retirement Report</i>, Susan B. Garland, and Contributing Editor •
Kiplinger
family

For retirees who are passionate about a cause, creating a nonprofit to advance it may seem like the perfect solution. In reality, starting a socially minded organization can be as challenging as launching a new business. Like most business entrepreneurs, Ellen Kamp started her nonprofit to fill a gap in the market. In 2006, at

Read More...