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2 December 2008
Increasingly loan modifications are becoming the preferred mechanism to help defaulting homeowners and troubled bank mortgage asset portfolios.All of the major banks, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and Citigroup have announced streamlined loan modification programs.
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1 December 2008
As the holiday season rolls around, few companies seem to be in a festive mood.The bad economy has businesses tightening their purse strings, trimming off superfluous items like traditional holiday parties.Don't let the bad economy be a party-pooper.
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28 October 2008
As $700 billion moves into the economy to stem the housing meltdown, loan modifications and mortgage rewrites should be a big boon for homeowners.HUD-through its FHA component-will, for example, refinance many troublesome mortgages into affordable FHA fixed-rate loans.
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29 September 2008
Many young whippersnappers need a lesson in financial responsibility.Are you one of them?.
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15 September 2008
The FDIC and IndyMac Federal Bank, FS have put their heads together on a loan modification program that will help at-risk borrowers avoid foreclosures.
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2 September 2008
Longevity insurance offers protection against the possibility of outliving your bank account.
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7 August 2008
Time is on your side when it comes to inflation, as long as you have some thoughtful preparation.
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6 August 2008
With the housing market in a slump, nothing sounds better than having someone else cover the tab for your living expenses.
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13 July 2008
Choosing where to retire may be the most important decision you'll ever make.Take time to study the possibilities, and you'll never need to look back.
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12 July 2008
Where you choose to live during your post-working days will greatly influence the success of your retirement years.Here are three of the best cities to hang your hat when your coat hook is no longer at the office.
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10 July 2008
You and your spouse are supposed to stick together in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad.Considering those parameters, it would probably behoove you to thoroughly understand each other's finances.
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27 June 2008
Your grown kids have fallen into debt and may need your financial help.Or do they?.
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27 June 2008
It's time for a reality check on life's most important documents.Find out which documents you need to have and why.
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19 June 2008
If you lose your job due to downsizing, don't worry-as one step in your career path ends, the next one is coming up.
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18 June 2008
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times-to start a small business.
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26 May 2008
Memorial Day is a time to honor those lost in wars past and present.This somber occasion also marks the unofficial beginning of summertime.As the heat of the dog days fast approaches, here are some easy ways to cut back on expenditures.
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14 April 2008
Women have come a long way in the last 50 years, but the number of widows living in poverty is still surprisingly high.
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4 April 2008
Parents always want their kids to grow up and be successful.It's even better if that success includes a seven-figure savings account.
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18 March 2008
When celebrities are best known for their roles in bankruptcy court, it's a sure sign that they've made some major financial missteps.
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10 January 2008
Unsuspecting IRA savers have recently suffered some big losses by following the advice of their brokers.Avoid the same fate by knowing the rules about early IRA withdrawals.
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