Don't even think about searching for a new house until you know these steps.
Although poorer homebuyers have been hit hardest by foreclosures and mortgage abuses, a larger number of complaints are coming from richer folks.
Many banks have stopped preapproving homebuyers for a loan.
The government shutdown means agencies that ordinarily confirm information or send documents required for your mortgage application aren't doing those jobs.
A reader is wondering if a credit union is a good place to look for a car loan. The answer? When it comes to both saving and borrowing, credit unions are better than banks.
Feeling hoodwinked because you panicked and got a mortgage at 4.5%? Rates jumped this summer, but the mini-bubble wasn't sustainable and rates fell.
Mortgage servicers still have plenty of incentive to foreclose, and cities and states are looking to protect consumers -- with some results they didn't anticipate.
Would-be borrowers with thin credit histories can sometimes get a boost from nontraditional creditors -- like cellphone carriers, utilities and, yes, video streaming services.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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