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  • Not enough people sourcing auto loans online
    More and more smart people are sourcing their auto loans online. But not enough. And those who don't risk being caught up in countless dealer scams.
    [November 28th, 2011]
  • FHA loan limits restored to higher levels
    If you live in an area with high cost housing, a recent change to government-insured mortgages may offer you an opportunity to refinance with less equity or buy a home with less money needed for a down payment.
    [November 22nd, 2011]
  • Buying cars getting less affordable. Sign for auto loans now?
    It's getting harder to afford to buy a car. So, for many, now could be a good time to search out ideal vehicles and auto loans.
    [November 21st, 2011]
  • Payday loan alternatives at local banks
    Payday loans have received plenty of bad press in recent years, with many consumer advocates decrying the debt cycle that some payday loan borrowers fall into, along with high interest rates charged for borrowers. Now several banks have begun offering similar loans to their financially strapped customers, usually known as a "Direct Deposit Advance".
    [November 18th, 2011]
  • Harry’s Law of auto loans
    Buying an all-American car may be your way of giving back. But it doesn't have to be. Buying a foreign marque may contribute just as much to the common good. By all means, be selective about the vehicle you buy. But then focus on the best deals you can find for auto loans.
    [November 14th, 2011]
  • New refinancing opportunity for underwater borrowers
    Millions of homeowners who are underwater on their mortgage have been left out of the refinancing rush and are stuck with a mortgage with rates above five or six percent because of declining home values. The federal government announced an expansion of the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) which could help some of those homeowners.
    [November 9th, 2011]
  • Are borrowers of auto loans shopping around enough for great deals?
    Auto loans are increasingly coming from finance companies rather than banks or credit unions. Is that a good thing?
    [November 7th, 2011]
  • Seven ways to save $1,000
    If you are relying on payday loans to cover unexpected expenses, then you are not likely to have an emergency savings fund. Financial experts suggest that having a savings account with even a few hundred dollars in it can make the difference between borrowing for bills and being able to pay with cash.
    [November 4th, 2011]
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