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Picking the proper 1040 tax return form

Bankrate.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015

There are three tax return forms. The one you use could make a difference in your tax bill.

5 winter housing and mortgage trends

Bankrate.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Now may be a great time to buy a home, and not only because mortgage rates are low.

How to get that look: 5 gorgeous bathrooms

Bankrate.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Eager to renovate? Steal ideas (and get cost estimates) from these real-life bathrooms.

9 tips to motivate your home contractor

Bankrate.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015

How do you maintain a good relationship with your contractor? Here's some advice.

How to get that look: 5 enviable kitchens

Bankrate.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Eager to renovate? Steal ideas (and get cost estimates) from these real-life kitchens.

Fire your home contractor? Do it carefully

Bankrate.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Are you eager to dismiss your contractor? There are wrong and right ways to do it.

Owe a penalty when you surrender life insurance?

Bankrate.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Some life insurance can be canceled and cashed in. But what will that cost you?

Fire your home contractor? Do it carefully

Bankrate.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Are you eager to dismiss your contractor? There are wrong and right ways to do it.

Americans' financial security hits 4-year high

Bankrate.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Pessimism is drying up in 2015 as Americans start the year less worried about finances.

Who's a Scrooge: You or your mom?

Bankrate.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Our latest survey shows that your age may affect how good you are at keeping a budget.

Video: 5 best money moves to make this year

Bankrate.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015

You can end this year better than you started. Here's what to do.

Teresa Giudice of 'RHONJ' drops home price

Bankrate.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015

The imprisoned star, formerly of "Real Housewives of New Jersey," has cut the price of her estate.

How $50K lump-sum payment affects your mortgage

Bankrate.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Use this tool to learn how a big, fat payment affects your mortgage payoff date.

Fed likely to remain patient as Europe struggles

Bankrate.com, Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Fed expected to tread water on rates as Europe tries to fend off a recession.

Video: Buy food in bulk and save

Bankrate.com, Sun, 25 Jan 2015

You can save on food costs by buying in bulk, but be sure you can use what you buy.

Video: 5 deals at warehouse stores

Bankrate.com, Sat, 24 Jan 2015

Just because it's available at your local warehouse store, doesn't mean it's a bargain.

Cheap, fast alternatives to tax-refund loan

Bankrate.com, Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Be patient when waiting for your tax refund. Refund anticipation loans can backfire on you.

Trying to time the market with a refinance?

Bankrate.com, Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Waiting for home prices to rise? Don't sabotage your timing on a mortgage refinancing.

Where to find car-dealer reviews?

Bankrate.com, Fri, 23 Jan 2015

These sites will tell you if a car dealer is tops or the equivalent of a box-office flop.

Can I pull condo offer over hidden fee hike?

Bankrate.com, Fri, 23 Jan 2015

The condo seller kept mum about an increase in association fees. Can the buyer back out?