When you refinance your mortgage, everything hinges on the appraisal. Here's what appraisers look at, how to make your home look as valuable as possible and ways to fight back if the valuation comes in too low.
Billionaire investor George Soros said it best: “Good investing is boring.” Two great examples: dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs)—an automatic way of building wealth that most investors ignore—and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats. Let’s take the second one first. Many of the 50 companies on the Dividend Aristocrats list peddle everyday staples like [...]