Should You Pay Off Your Home?

(MONEY Magazine) — When there was easy money to be made in real estate and stocks, mortgage debt seemed like nothing to fear. Now an increasing number of homeowners are wondering if it makes sense to hasten the day they can say goodbye to a big monthly expense while earning the equivalent of a decent, . . . → Read More: Should You Pay Off Your Home?

Watch Before You E-mail, What You Write Be Legally Binding

BE careful when clicking “send.” That is essentially the message from a state court, which ruled recently in a real estate dispute that e-mails can carry the same weight as traditional ink-on-paper contracts.

“Given the vast growth in the last decade and a half in the number of people and entities regularly using e-mail,” handwriting . . . → Read More: Watch Before You E-mail, What You Write Be Legally Binding

Tips to Avoid Foreclosure Scams

When times are tough scam artists come out of the woodwork with promises to “help” you with your debts. Most of the time they just take your money and you end up losing. If you can no longer make your mortgage payments and your home is now worth less than what you owe on it, . . . → Read More: Tips to Avoid Foreclosure Scams

Take Some Tax Breaks for Moving

For those who moved in 2010, you may find tax deductions to write-off some of those hefty moving expenses.

You can write off relocation costs on your taxes, as long as the move is work-related, according to the IRS.

Some IRS-approved deductions for moving include the costs to move household goods and personal property, . . . → Read More: Take Some Tax Breaks for Moving

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