As Foreclosures Keep Coming, Renters Are Threatened Once Again

But Lukes notes that, legally, the renter is obligated to pay their landlord, ” even through this whole, awful awful process. “We get that question a lot,” he says.

Sell Or Refinance in 2011?

Still, selling is much more risky and difficult than refinancing.  You’ll have to weigh the pros and cons for yourself.  The bottom line?  Find out what type of refinance loan you qualify for.  Find out what your home would sell for.  Then check out the local real estate marketplace and see if you can save more by moving to a new place or refinancing.

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Top 6 Ways to Increase Your Tax Refund Now

For many Americans, an income tax refund is a windfall — a chunk of money that can be used for many different purposes.

Charitable Donations, Retirement Plan Contributions, Education Expenses, Organization, Miscellaneous Deductions, Capital Losses.Read More The Bottom Line

 

 

Study This, Earn That—Learn why your salary is a matter of degrees

By Chris Kyle

The college diplomas of an engineering and music major look nearly identical.

Their bank accounts at the mid-career mark… not so much.

Not long after the ink dries on their degrees, a petroleum engineer will make $100,000 more per year than a music major, according to mid-career salary statistics from Payscale’s 2010-2011 College Salary Report.

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Berkshire Hathaway names Combs investment manager

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett renewed speculation about his successor Monday by hiring a new investment manager to handle “a significant portion” of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s investment portfolio

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7 Lessons the World Cup Offers on the Stock Market

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Banga to take top post at MasterCard

PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — MasterCard said its president and chief operating officer will take over the company’s top job and announced Monday that CEO Robert W. Selander will retire at the end of the year.

Ajay Banga, 50, becomes CEO in July.

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