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  • Money matters: A road map for Alzheimer's patients Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    Careful planning for present needs and long-term care is a necessity. Here are a few tips to make the process more manageable.

  • Retirement alchemy: Less becomes more Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 12:18 PM ET

    Some retirees with mortgages are considering downsizing to reduce expenses. One survey says more than 40 percent of Americans ages 50 to 64 plan to move within five years.

  • Good sign? Late mortgage payments lowest in 5 years Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    The national late-payment rate on home loans in the second quarter fell to the lowest level in five years.

  • Class system? Rich have edge when it comes to aid Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    College students have a better chance of getting aid if they come from affluent backgrounds than if they are lower on the income scale, some new studies show.

  • Gandolfini's will a case study on what not to do Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 6:22 AM ET

    James Gandolfini, the late actor, appears to have made some key mistakes with his estate planning. Here's how to avoid the same minefields.

  • Housing: Should you stay or should you go? Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    Rising mortgage rates may soon lead potential homebuyers to think twice before signing contracts. But rushing to sell midsummer may be tricky.

  • McDonald's finance guide 'insulting' to workers Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 10:06 AM ET

    McDonald's workers have received a guide to personal finances that leaves some categories uncovered, such as food and heat. But $20 for monthly health care is included.

  • How the mortgage interest deduction could change Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 2:41 PM ET

    Congressional action on the U.S. tax code could dramatically alter one of its sacred cows: the mortgage interest deduction. And the change could come in 2013.

  • Didn't get a prenup? Try a postnup Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Postnuptial agreements—similar to prenups, but for married couples—are on the rise, with growing acceptance and DOMA changing the marriage landscape.

  • Spiking Mortgages Won't Derail Housing: Economist Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 11:57 AM ET

    Even with a recent rise, mortgage rates are still "incredibly low" by historical standards, so they will not halt the housing recovery, Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko told CNBC.

  • Fuzzy Math: An Early Warning Sign for Foreclosure Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 6:23 PM ET

    Americans who have trouble dividing 300 by 2 are much more likely to end up in foreclosure than consumers with average math skills, according to a new study.

  • Cole Real Estate Investments Lists on NYSE  Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 9:50 AM ET

    Marc Nemer, CEO of Cole Real Estate, discusses his company's listing on the NYSE. Cole is the second-largest public REIT.

  • How Not to Get Cleaned Out in a Hurricane Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 8:01 AM ET

    Hurricane season is here, and you have work to do with your homeowner's insurance. Insurers are seeking ways to limit their storm exposure.

  • Despite Fed, Cost of Consumer Borrowing Could Rise Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:47 PM ET

    The Fed will keep the federal funds rate unchanged, but that doesn't mean consumers will get the same rates on credit cards, student loans, mortgages and other financial products.

  • Soaring Interest Rates Send Mortgage Apps Reeling Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Interest rates on U.S. home mortgages rose last week to hit their highest level in over a year, sapping demand from potential homeowners, an industry group said on Wednesday.

  • Home Buyers with Good Credit Have Many Options  Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 3:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick looks at the growing market for jumbo loans. Fred Glick, US Loans Mortgage president, and Christopher Mayer, real estate professor at Columbia University, discuss the Fed's impact on jumbo loans and why they're increasing.

  • How Immigration Reform Could Boost Real Estate Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 7:57 AM ET
    An immigration activist holds up a sign outside the Capitol during a rally.

    Current U.S. residents, newly legalized, under the immigration bill being debated in Congress, would generate $500 billion in real estate transactions and $25 billion in mortgage income, says a Hispanic realty group.

  • Why Rising Mortgage Rates May Trap You: Zillow CEO Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    Against the backdrop of increasing home prices and the prospect of much higher mortgage rates, it's a "great time" to sell, Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff tells CNBC.

  • How You Can Land the Right Travel Insurance Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 9:29 AM ET

    Summer travelers are being bombarded with offers from travel insurance providers. Here's how to know when a policy makes sense for you.

  • Rising Mortgage Rates Put Home Buyers in Hot Seat Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Mortgage rates have jumped to their highest in a year, and house values are rising. Those who have waited to buy or refinance may find the time is right.

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