Top 10 Personal Finance Articles

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I am a contributing writer for investopedia.com.  The following is a list of my top 10 personal finance articles I wrote for that site:
•  Condo Complications: The Issues Behind Ownership  - Being a “condo person” is just one of the issues you’ll have to examine when deciding if a condo is right for you.
•  Improve Your Karma With Microlending  - Not all businesses are self-sustaining – many rely on microlending in order to survive.
•  Things To Know About The Home Modification Plan  - This program allows FHA borrowers to reduce monthly mortgage payments through negotiation with lenders.
•  How Unemployment Affects You (Even If You’re Working)  - Rebounding from a stint of unemployment can be a frustrating thing to do. These tips should soften the blow.
•  Affinity Fraud: No Safety In Numbers  - Ponzi schemes are just one example of this type of scam; learn how to avoid becoming a victim.
•  Bankruptcy Filing Changes That Could Affect You  - When the economy is down, more people file for bankruptcy. Make sure you know about the changes that have been made to this process.
•  Recognize And Avoid “Work At Home” Scams  - From pyramid schemes to envelope stuffing, there are a lot of scams masquerading as legitimate part-time work.
•  Using Age-Based Funds In Your 401(k)  - If you prefer a “hands-off” approach to saving for retirement, target-date funds may be for you.
•  Lending From A Loan Officer’s Perspective  - Learn how a loan officer thinks, so that you can get the best and safest loan.
•  Employee Benefits: How To Know What To Choose  - Starting a new job is stressful but you don’t need to sweat about setting up a benefits package.
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