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11 February 2011
All four of California's "Hardest Hit Fund" anti-foreclosure programs are now operational, the state has announced, but only two have substantial participation from the nation's largest lenders.
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8 February 2011
Mortgage delinquencies fell by nearly 18 percent in 2010, pushed by a decline in new delinquencies, even as the number of homes going into foreclosure increased as well.
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22 January 2011
An organization of mortgage investors is calling for a new approach to foreclosure prevention, expressing a willingness to write off mortgage principal as part of a comprehensive approach to restructuring a consumer's entire debt load.
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8 December 2010
The Obama administration is pressing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to participate in a new program designed to reduce mortgage debt for homeowners who owe more than their property is worth, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.
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9 November 2010
U.S.consumer debt continues to shrink, although at a somewhat slower pace than over the past two years, the New York Federal Reserve has reported. .
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20 August 2009
So you're in default on your mortgage.You've several months behind on your payments.You've tried and failed to get a loan modification and work out a repayment schedule, and foreclosure is looming.Should you consider declaring bankruptcy?.
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16 January 2009
In the midst of a financial crisis, the likes of which the U.S hasn't seen in more than 50 years, an interesting side effect has taken place: Consumer debt has declined.
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14 January 2009
The federal debt has already surpassed $10 trillion, and current estimates indicate that this fiscal year's budget deficit could exceed $1 trillion.Strangely enough, even conservative-minded economists aren't balking at the spending, even though it's likely to lead to more government borrowing.
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3 November 2008
A good job is hard to find.The number of qualified workers who are forced to take low-paying or part-time jobs is increasing, which spells continued trouble for the U.S.economy.
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3 August 2008
Are non-profit debt consolidation companies legitimate? How can they help you with your debt problem? Are you going to get ripped off? Find the answers to these questions below.
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16 June 2008
The promise of debt consolidation is compelling-but don't get lulled into ignoring the risks.
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10 April 2008
You can't continue to avoid the prospects of bankruptcy and foreclosure forever.Take action now by considering a strategic debt consolidation.
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17 March 2008
In the spirit of St.Patrick's Day, create your own green by committing to smart money management, which includes budgeting and taking out a debt consolidation loan.
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29 February 2008
It's getting harder and harder for homeowners to tap into their home equity for purposes of debt consolidation.Eligible business owners may find their best alternative is an SBA loan.
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20 January 2008
Hindsight is 20/20.When it comes to debt consolidation, it can also be expensive.To avoid costing yourself big money, learn about some common debt consolidation mistakes before they happen.
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9 December 2007
Debt consolidation loans are the financial world's equivalent of a Monopoly "Get out of jail free" card.Like the game card, the loans can only get you so far.
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11 November 2007
In football, the best quarterbacks have the ability to call an audible, or change the play, right before the ball is hiked.Debt consolidation is a great way for you to call an audible if debt has blitzed your finances.
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26 June 2007
Is debt slowly sucking the life out of you? Do you dread opening the mailbox or answering the phone for fear of hearing from creditors? Do visions of bankruptcy and foreclosure turn your dreams into nightmares? If so, you can fix your financial future fast by following...
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22 June 2007
Once debt gets out of hand, there's no fixing it unless you pay it off or declare bankruptcy.Whether excessive spending or a spell of bad luck caused the problem, you must find a way to stop charging and pay down the debt.
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16 June 2007
At first glance, debt consolidation seems like an obvious choice for people whose finances are in the red.But for all its positives, there are also some negatives-enough to make a smart homeowner consider debt consolidation alternatives.
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