Paying Off Your Mortgage in 15 Years vs. 30

Paying Off Your Mortgage in 15 Years vs. 30

Paying off your mortgage early and living mortgage-free so you can use the money for other things—such as travel and an early retirement—can sound like a pipe-dream that’s impossible to get to, but it doesn’t have to be. If you have a 30-year mortgage, there…

Let’s Go Back to Nashville and See If We Want to Buy It

Let’s Go Back to Nashville and See If We Want to Buy It

  Its attempt to turn local pride into profit by holding stocks of companies based in and around Nashville, Tennessee, sounded a bit too cute. The ETF has attracted just $9 million in assets. It has returned 12 percent since Memorial Day, while the S&P…

FHA Ends Post-Payment Penalties

FHA Ends Post-Payment Penalties

        The Federal Housing Administration is overhauling a long-held policy of charging extra interest payments on loans it insures to borrowers who have already paid off the principal debts on their mortgages. FHA has permitted its lenders to charge borrowers a full…