Three Strategies to Avoid Private Mortgage Insurance
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Avoiding PMI, if possible, is better for your long-term finances. Here are three strategies to avoid PMI.

What is Private Mortgage Insurance?
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PMI does not provide you, the borrower, any protection.

Mailbag: Can I Use My IRA As Collateral?
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There is a complex way, but we don’t recommend the strategy.

How to Avoid a Down Payment on a Mortgage
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If you prefer to keep your down payment money invested in the markets for longer, there are two alternatives.

Using A Mortgage Wisely
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Most Americans have a home mortgage. The rich often have two.

Should you pay off your mortgage? (August 2013)
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This should not produce a hand-wringing vacillation between the two answers.

$ ?s: Buy a house without a credit history?
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Although it is possible, buying a house without a credit history will require you to jump through some uncommon hoops to find a competitive rate.

Mailbag: Should I pay off my mortgage early?
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Some say don’t make extra payments, take the tax deduction. Others say you need to be debt free.

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