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  • Are cheap auto loans going, going, gone?
    It's still relatively easy for consumers--even those who need no credit check loans--to find cheap auto loans. But the window of opportunity is closing as rates rise. Make sure the window doesn't close altogether before you've bought your next car.
    [February 28th, 2011]
  • Home equity loans: A home value update
    Nothing affects home equity loans like home value trends. Read the latest from both the National Association of Realtors and the S & P / Case Schiller reports to find out where home values are currently.
    [February 27th, 2011]
  • Never mind the news: Shop for a home and mortgage when you’re ready
    Media reports of sluggish home prices and low mortgage rates can prompt a decision to buy a home, but are you really ready? Here are some considerations for deciding when or if to buy and take on a mortgage loan.
    [February 27th, 2011]
  • Can you settle a personal loan?
    If you're falling behind on personal loan payments, you may be able to work out a debt settlement.
    [February 25th, 2011]
  • Get a home inspection before buying a home
    Mortgage lenders may not require a home inspection, but don't buy a house without one.
    [February 24th, 2011]
  • Top 2 ways to get out of debt
    Consumer debt statistics for the 4th quarter of 2010 reveal that many Americans are getting out of debt. Find out how.
    [February 21st, 2011]
  • 5 Things to remember when shopping for home equity loans
    Home equity loans are cheap loans for financing a number of life’s needs, such as college tuition, home improvements, or debt consolidation. If you have been considering tapping the equity in your home, stop to consider these 5 things before you start shopping around. Contact a home loan professional today. 1) How much money do you need? Whether [...]
    [February 20th, 2011]
  • Banks eased lending standards in 2010
    Consumers had an easier time getting loans in 2010 compared with previous years, according to the Federal Reserve.
    [February 18th, 2011]
  • 7 things you should know about payday loans
    Emergencies, unfortunately, happen to everyone. Sometimes the problem is a sick child needing medicine the day after the household bills have been paid and the checking account has been depleted. At other times, a minor car repair is needed immediately in order to have transportation to work. A quick payday loan can sometimes be the fastest way to pay for an emergency.
    [February 17th, 2011]
  • Auto loans news roundup
    Auto loans have been in the news a lot over the last couple of weeks or so. Here's a roundup of some of the headlines and stories you might have missed.
    [February 16th, 2011]
  • Mortgage rates rising: Last chance for great rates?
    Mortgage rates are rising just in time for the traditional "thawing" of cool winter housing markets. If you're buying a home or refinancing your mortgage, here are some tips for comparing mortgage loan quotes.
    [February 14th, 2011]
  • The cost of getting a refund anticipation loan
    Getting a tax refund anticipation loan comes with a high price.
    [February 13th, 2011]
  • Home equity loan news: Greenspan speaks about home values
    According to former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, home values need to rise about 10 percent. Use regained home equity to secure a cheap, fast loan.
    [February 13th, 2011]
  • More borrowers were underwater on mortgages at end of 2010
    The number of borrowers underwater on mortgage loans rose to 27 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a survey.
    [February 10th, 2011]
  • Debt relief: 3 ways to save your car from the repo man
    Are you scared the bank is going to come get your car any day? Save that car! Try these three simple steps before you end up walking.
    [February 6th, 2011]
  • Home equity loans vs reverse mortgages
    Seniors who want to use the equity stored in their homes to improve their cash flow, should consider the advantages and disadvantages of both a traditional home equity loan and a reverse mortgage. Following is a brief summary of the key features of each type of loan. Consider carefully which of these loans makes the best financial sense. Advantages of home [...]
    [February 6th, 2011]
  • Stuck in debt? You may need credit counseling instead of a loan
    If you feel trapped in a never-ending cycle of debt, a personal loan can be tempting. But credit counseling may be a better choice.
    [February 4th, 2011]
  • 8 tips for working with a credit counselor to reduce debt
    While instant payday loans can be a lifesaver when you need to buy a prescription for a sick child or to pay for a car repair so you get to work, some consumers find themselves taking out too many payday loans. If you find yourself relying too heavily on payday loans, you may want to work with a credit counselor to get debt relief.
    [February 4th, 2011]
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