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10 Steps for First-Time Homebuyers

By  Dasarte Yarnway A few things are cornerstones in the old American dream: marriage, a successful career, a family and a home. Yet, to most of Gen Xers and millennials one of those characteristics seems farfetched. Guess which one? Homeownership is one of the top priorities...
Posted On 03 Oct 2017

The Hurricanes Lessons for Renters: You Need Insurance, Too

This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the focus for individuals’ property losses has...
Posted On 30 Sep 2017

The 10 Worst Things You Can Say To A Mortgage Lender

Getting a mortgage loan is an involved process that requires a full examination of your financial background. You’ll likely have to answer countless questions and complete a mountain of documentation — and you’ll probably have your own questions to ask and comments to make. Be...
Posted On 30 Sep 2017

How To Be Ready for the Next Major Storm

This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. The threat of another Harvey or Irma may have passed, at least for the moment, but the Atlantic...
Posted On 26 Sep 2017

Warren Buffetts Top Investing Secret Is Simpler Than You Think

When it comes to making lucrative investments, chasing the latest trends isn’t always a great idea. Take Warren Buffett’s strategy, for instance. Buffett — arguably the most successful investor of all time — currently has a net worth of more than $75.6 billion. He earned his...
Posted On 26 Sep 2017

How Blockchains Can Disrupt the Mortgage Market

By Alex Lielacher “Blockchain” has grown from a popular fintech buzzword into a technology that is currently disrupting a wide range of areas within the financial services industry. Trials using the distributed ledger technology that underlies the digital currency bitcoin are...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017

How to Handle Your Home Insurance After Irma and Harvey

This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. First comes the storm, then comes the aftermath–including, alas, a whole lot of calls,...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017

Week Ahead: Homebuilders ETF Set To Benefit From Feds Decision

The main focus of most market watchers this week will, of course, be the Fed. The FOMC begins their meeting on Tuesday, and a press conference by Chair Janet Yellen will follow on Wednesday afternoon. There are a lot of questions that will be addressed at that news conference,...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017

How Tiny Living Helped A Couple Pay Off More Than $200,000 In Debt

Lots of people try strategies like cutting their household budget and using debt consolidation to pay off what they owe. But when Garrett and Claudia Pennington found themselves with more than $200,000 of debt, they used an unconventional debt management approach to eliminate it:...
Posted On 06 Sep 2017

Home Sales Showing Signs Of Stress

My analysis of home sales recently has become more and more pessimistic. This past week both new home sales and existing home sales were fairly soft. It is not just that the single month’s data that is bad – but it is the deteriorating trend lines over the past year...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017