Monthly Archives: February 2014

Report: 6.4 Million Home Mortgages Still Underwater

Approximately 6.4 million homes were still underwater at the end of the third quarter, meaning homeowners owed more on their mortgages than the homes were worth, according to a study from research firm CoreLogic. Those 6.4 million homes account for … Continue reading

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Subprime Loans Are Back?

http://www.mainstreet.com/node/29492  Coming soon from a mortgage lender near you: subprime loans. Really? Weren’t they banished to the dustbin of history? Well, some types, such as the “liar loans” that required no proof of income, may be gone forever. But the … Continue reading

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Why this American Myth is the Greatest Lie Ever Sold

http://www.mainstreet.com/article/real-estate/why-american-myth-great-lie-ever-sold In 2011, Elias Whitmore signed a 24 month lease while earning a fixed income as a flight mechanic at the Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta. After the initial lease expired, he attempted to extend it, but Whitmore’s landlord had … Continue reading

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5 Money Myths You Shouldn’t Fall For

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/12/06/5-money-myths-you-shouldnt-fall-for/ When it comes to these so-called money rules, following Conventional wisdom is often a good thing, or at least harmless. For instance, even if chicken soup doesn’t help your cold — and research shows it probably does help — … Continue reading

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Manage ballooning credit card debt

Dear Dr. Don, I have about $1,500 left over each month after paying all my bills and paying myself by saving. I have credit cards, but they all carry zero interest rate charges. I have a mortgage loan at 4.25 … Continue reading

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What Your Banker Isn’t Telling You

156 Let’s face it — the really smart financial guys with Wharton MBAs are crunching numbers for a bank somewhere on Wall Street. Your banker’s job, on the other hand, is twofold: to sound an alert if there’s any potential … Continue reading

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Who is FAIR Health?

http://www.fairhealthconsumer.org/whoweare.aspx In 2009, an investigation by then-New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo uncovered conflicts of interest in one system that health insurers used to calculate reimbursement for patients who received care from providers outside their plan’s network. As a … Continue reading

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