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  • Great News For Home Equity Loans
    The Federal Open Market Committe (FOMC) met again this week and decided to leave interest rates that affect home equity loans unchanged. Read how this excellent news might affect you.
    [January 31st, 2010]
  • Cheap Auto Loans from Dealers Often Prove Expensive
    Dealerships are as slick at selling credit as they are cars and vans. But beware. As a group, they make billions out of auto loan "abuses."
    [January 31st, 2010]
  • Avoid Refund Anticipation Loans This Tax Season
    Taxpayers should avoid rapid refund loans when when filing taxes.
    [January 29th, 2010]
  • Desperate for a Personal Loan? Beware of Rash Decisions
    A lot of people are desperate for money right now, and seeking an unsecured personal loan as a solution to the problem. Unfortunately, desperation does not improve your chances of securing a personal loan at a good interest rate and with a manageable repayment schedule. The most important thing, for people who are feeling desperate for [...]
    [January 29th, 2010]
  • March Could Close Many Refinancing Windows
    This coming March, it appears, may prove a pivotal time in the refinancing market. The U.S. Treasury is slated to discontinue the mass purchasing of mortgage-backed securities. Essentially, the government has been feverishly buying mortgages for the last two years in hopes of keeping mortgage rates low. The strategy has worked. Mortgage rates remain low. But what [...]
    [January 29th, 2010]
  • Should You Refinance Your Mortgage Now?
    Mortgage rates are low enough that some homeowners may still benefit from refinancing.
    [January 27th, 2010]
  • Mortgage loan modifications: home equity lenders lend a hand
    Modifying your primary mortgage loan may be impossible without cooperation from your home equity lender. Bank of America has agreed to cooperate with the federal Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) to assist homeowners.
    [January 27th, 2010]
  • Debt Settlement Programs Aide In Economic Recovery
    Debt settlement programs are among the most effective ways American consumers are restructuring and getting out of debt.
    [January 23rd, 2010]
  • 7 Things to Consider About Personal Loans
    A personal loan can help you get through tough times, but consider alternatives to borrowing money first.
    [January 23rd, 2010]
  • Seven Tips to Handle Debt Problems
    While getting in over your head financially is never a pleasant experience, almost every American today is feeling the pinch of lost or reduced wages, rising costs and a heavy load of debt. Here are some options that can help you handle your debt.
    [January 22nd, 2010]
  • Slower Home Building Numbers Good News for Refinancing?
    Obviously one sector of the economy that has really taken a nose-dive is the housing market. Many homeowners find themselves in the position of owing more on their mortgage than their home is worth, perhaps even with an adjustable rate mortgage that is troublesome to refinance. Beyond the impact on individuals, entire companies have seen their [...]
    [January 21st, 2010]
  • FHA faces setbacks: mortgage loan problems, poor economy
    Critics of FHA mortgage programs are failing to consider the agency's role in providing affordable home loans to moderate-income families. If FHA mortgage loans were to disappear, housing markets and communities could suffer.
    [January 19th, 2010]
  • When Personal Loans Become a Little Too Personal
    These days, finding a bank that’s willing to lend money can be difficult to say the least, especially for borrowers who have bad credit. Online personal lenders are an option for borrowers with bad credit, but many people prefer to go the old school route and borrow from a friend or family member. The recent release [...]
    [January 19th, 2010]
  • Cheap Auto Loans More Widely Available
    When many Americans wanted to change their car or truck last year, they found they couldn't get an auto loan. If you were one of them, the news is good. It's still not as easy as it was three years ago to find the credit you need, but things are getting better all the time
    [January 18th, 2010]
  • Home Equity Loan Delinquencies Jump 3rd Quarter
    According to the American Bankers Association, home equity loan delinquencies are up. Mortgage rates are still low.
    [January 17th, 2010]
  • Loan Sharks Do Brisk Business in U.K.
    Loan sharks see an uptick in customers in the U.K.
    [January 15th, 2010]
  • Understanding Mortgage Rates
    Mortgage rates fluctuate regularly, so it's tough to time them. But there are things borrowers can do to get a good rate.
    [January 15th, 2010]
  • Three Reasons to Pay Back That Old Personal Loan
    Many people unfortunately find themselves in the situation where they have ten bills stacked on their kitchen table, and only enough money to pay three or four. Often, if an unpaid personal loan is one of those bills, it tends to not be paid as quickly as, say, the electricity bill. Some unsecured personal loan recipients [...]
    [January 14th, 2010]
  • Self-Employed Refinances Impossible With Bogus Tax Returns
    So, it’s tax season once again. For 2009, there have been many tax changes in favor of the lower income taxpayer, such as the increase of the Earned Income Credit and the increase of the Additional Child Tax Credit. In plain English, lower income tax filers with children are getting humongous federal refunds. However,¬†self-employed individuals who [...]
    [January 14th, 2010]
  • Americans Set To Get Out Of Debt
    New statistics show that Americans are getting out of debt at neck breaking speed. How will this affect the new economy?
    [January 11th, 2010]
  • 5 Ways To Use A Home Equity Loan
    Following are five ways you may be able to use the equity in your home. Home equity loans are cheap loans with interest rates starting near 3.25%. Home equity loans can be quick loans, with approvals often in less than 30 days. See if any of these ideas will work for you. Home Improvement - Do [...]
    [January 9th, 2010]
  • Personal Loans and Debt Settlement
    Should you attempt to settle your loan debt?
    [January 8th, 2010]
  • Your first home: Five ways to know when you’re ready to buy
    Following housing markets and mortgage rates can put you on the fence or inspire you to take a plunge with eyes closed. Neither is ideal. Here are some tips for finding the right time to buy your first home.
    [January 6th, 2010]
  • Auto Loans Outlook Brighter in 2010
    Auto loans have been far from easy to get in 2009. But there are signs that the new year may be much brighter for vehicle manufacturers, dealerships, and--most important of all--borrowers.
    [January 6th, 2010]
  • Online Personal Loans In the Global Economy
    Here is the full text of H.R. 3126: Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009. Here is a summary of the legislation: It is now going to be much more difficult–and dangerous–for lenders operating in the United States to make “predatory” loans. Lenders who are seen by the newly-created Consumer Financial Protection Agency as taking advantage [...]
    [January 4th, 2010]
  • Housing Bubble Blame Game Heats Up
    Who caused the housing crisis? That seems to be the question of the week as Congressman, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, and The New York Times weigh in on the matter with sharp words all around. The question behind that question, for homeowners looking to refinance, is: How will the results of the housing crisis blame game affect [...]
    [January 4th, 2010]
  • News That Affects Home Equity Loans
    As the year ends, take a look back at what happened to home equity loans in 2009 and where they are likely to head in 2010.
    [January 1st, 2010]
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