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No, you don’t need a 20% down payment to buy a home

Mar. 5, 2020 3:56 PM EST

Many Americans may be unnecessarily talking themselves out of homeownership. Thirty-seven percent of non-homeowners say not having enough saved for a down payment is holding them back from homeownership, but 62% of Americans incorrectly believe you have to have at least 20% of a home’s purchase price to...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo Valerie Deschamps-Goren, right, holds hands with Basil Gravanis while dining at a Waffle House restaurant decorated for Valentine's Day in Atlanta. Valentine’s Day: a day to celebrate your partner or a day to celebrate yourself. And while it may not sound romantic, this time of year is also an opportunity to show your finances some love. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Millennial Money: Be your financial valentine

Feb. 11, 2020 12:06 PM EST

Valentine’s Day: a day to celebrate your partner or a day to celebrate yourself. And while it may not sound romantic, this time of year is also an opportunity to show your finances some love. Whether you're single or in a relationship, build toward your future by defining your goals, budgeting for...