How to Get Rid of PMI

Are you ready to get rid of PMI? Private mortgage insurance can add hundreds of dollars to a mortgage payment. Here’s how to remove PMI payments. There are various ways to get rid of PMI, a.k.a., private mortgage insurance. A reader posted this question on Facebook: “Anyone have experience with getting a new appraisal done […]


Review of Realty Income–The Monthly Dividend Company

Realty Income, a REIT best known as the Monthly Dividend Company, gives investors exposure to real estate. Here are its pros and cons. Realty Income is a real estate investment trust (REIT) and an S&P 500 company. The company is dedicated to providing shareholders with dependable monthly income. They acquire and manage freestanding commercial properties […]


Merrill Edge Review

We put Merrill Edge to the test in this detailed review. The results: The brokerage service combines excellent features, fees, customer service, technology and educational resources. Merrill Edge combines the power and resources of two of America’s leading financial institutions–Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. It functions as a traditional, full-service investment brokerage firm. Yet […]


A Beginner’s Guide to Filing Your 2017 Tax Returns

In our guide to filing your 2017 tax returns, you’ll find everything you need on how to file your taxes this year. From deadlines to free tools, you’ll be prepared to do your own taxes.   For the 2017 income tax filing season, here is some important information that you will need to prepare your […]


How to Get Your VantageScore with Credit Journey for Free

Chase recently launched Credit Journey, a free tool to get access to your VantageScore. In our review we look at how it works and its pros and cons. Chase is offering free credit scores and alerts to virtually anyone. It’s available to all current Chase customers, but you can sign up for the service even […]


Decluttr Review: How to Sell Stuff You Don’t Need for Good Money

Need to get rid of electronics and other stuff around the house? Decluttr makes it easy to sell your unwanted items by mail. Here are the details in our Decluttr review. You know how much of a hassle it is trying to sell your used and unwanted items on common platforms like eBay and Amazon. […]