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1.Credit Counseling Or Bankruptcy: Which Is Best For You?
People often get to a place where they simply can't pay their bills, especially in today's economy which is not particularly sympathetic toward the poor or even the middle class. Inflation has impacted nearly every facet of daily life including food, gas, rent, ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005   Hits: 281   Words: 813]

2.Should I Pay Points?
To pay points or not to pay points, that is the question. Before answering the question it is first important to understand what exactly points are. A point represents 1% of a home loan. For example, a $100,000 home loan would equate to each point being $1,000. A home ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005   Hits: 284   Words: 642]

3.Credit Reports And Credit Reporting Agencies
We all know that our financial transactions are reported to credit agencies that track how well and how quickly we pay our debts and that when we apply for a loan for one reason or another, those agencies report our credit history to prospective lenders. However, most of ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005   Hits: 232   Words: 793]

4.Mortgage Payments vs Rent Payments
There is an age-old debate on whether or not it makes more sense for people to rent or buy. Though it is hard to really understand why there is a debate at all. You will definitely hear arguments from ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005   Hits: 249   Words: 788]

5.No Money Down Loans
You want to buy a home but you do not have money for a down payment or for closing costs? Well, just forget it. At least that is what you have probably been told by people who think they know what they are talking about, but ...
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6.Home Loans - Dispelling The Myth
You have undoubtedly heard a plethora of advice when you mentioned you were considering buying a home. Everyone probably had an opinion, they always do. Some very well intended people probably gave you the worst advice you could possibly have received but you would have know way of knowing ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005   Hits: 221   Words: 744]

7.Home Equity Loans - Friend Or Foe?
Home equity loans are advertised on the airways, newspapers, magazines and just about anywhere else a homeowner may see or hear the advertisement. Some people feel that home equity loans are trouble waiting to happen. Others feel that home equity loans are a key to opening a ...
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8.Choosing The Right Lender
The real estate market has been hot for many years. The real estate market stayed hot even though the economy has been on a virtual roller coaster. This has resulted in a large number of mortgage lenders entering the market with varying mortgage programs for people ...
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9.Basic Home Loan Terms Explained
The wonderful world of home buying can sometimes overwhelm the first time homebuyer. They are inundated with information riddled with terms of art. ARMS, points, interest rates, good faith estimates, pay-downs, lock-in dates, so on ...
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10.Avoiding PMI
PMI - a recurring, monthly, unwelcome guest. It sounds similar to and is about as welcomed as a similar acronym. PMI is private mortgage insurance. This insurance policy is paid for by the homebuyer when the amount of their primary mortgage is ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005   Hits: 306   Words: 849]

11.Shopping For A Payday Loan
You wouldn't consider buying a new pair of shoes, a bicycle helmet, or an extra pair of jeans without trying them on first to make certain they fit. After all, a pair of shoes that is ...
[Added: 08 Sep 2005   Hits: 197   Words: 898]

12.Adjustable vs Fixed Rate Mortgages
Mortgage rates can either be fixed for the duration of your loan or can be adjustable. An adjustable rate mortgage is a loan that is set up with an interest rate that changes based on pre-determined criteria, primarily tied to ...
[Added: 08 Sep 2005   Hits: 218   Words: 845]

13.Why You Should Refinance Your Credit Card
Getting the Right Rate Can Save YOU Thousands A credit card debt can be like the worst sort of trap. Like a wound that won't heal, a monthly minimum payment – with ceaseless regularity and endless strain on your budget – leaves ...
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14.Top Ten Tips Pitfalls Of Credit Cards
Dodging through the Hazards and Ensuring YOU Have the Right Deal A credit card can be amongst the most important tools you'll ever have at your disposal. By offering you easy, flexible and sometimes relatively cheap spending power it can be used to spread the ...
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15.The Revenge Of The Consumer
Making a Tidy Profit From the Credit Card Companies How many hundreds – even thousands – of dollars have you paid over the years to banks, credit card companies and other financial institutions in interest payments and other monthly charges? ...
[Added: 08 Sep 2005   Hits: 262   Words: 997]

16.Top Ten Tips For Getting The Right Credit Card
Dodging through the Maze and Getting The Best Deal Going Purchasing any financial product can be a difficult matter. The marketplace is one fraught with complications and offers are thrown your way from all directions. Sometimes it ...
[Added: 08 Sep 2005   Hits: 250   Words: 1089]

17.Making A Credit Card Work For You
Boosting Your Credit-Rating With A Well-Managed Credit Card A considerable obstacle standing between many Americans and the consumer goods they consider a necessary or desirable part of life is a ready way to pay for them. From a new piece of furniture to a ...
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18.Credit Card Lingo
Knowing What's Out There – And What To Choose The World of finance can be a tricky game for both the seasoned veteran and the novice borrower. Banks can – by accident or design – make even the most simple information ...
[Added: 08 Sep 2005   Hits: 258   Words: 893]

19.How To Get A Great Credit Card With Bad Credit
Credit Cards For Consumers with Poor Credit Ratings Ever wondered how and why you can go online and be approved for credit within seconds? Or receive a pre-qualified loan or credit card without anyone asking how much money you make? Or why one interest rate is made available ...
[Added: 08 Sep 2005   Hits: 309   Words: 913]

20.Credit Cards - The Basics
How Lenders Operate – And How They'll Make a Tidy Fortune from the Unknowing Credit card companies might seem like immensely clever, money making enterprises that exploit every loophole to maximize the interest payments – and profits – they are ...
[Added: 07 Sep 2005   Hits: 224   Words: 808]

21.Boosting Your Credit Score To Get The Best Credit Card Deal
Making Your Credit Rating Work For You One of the basics of getting the most competitive credit card deal in the market is to ensure you have the best credit record possible. Few of us are lucky enough to be earning a six-figure salary, ...
[Added: 07 Sep 2005   Hits: 268   Words: 996]

22.Money Management
There are a number of ways that people can use to manage money to stay out of debt and even establish savings over time. Establish a Budget The first, and maybe the most important step, is ...
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23.Managing Credit Cards Effectively
Credit cards are almost a necessity in today's society. It has become harder and harder to get through life without plastic. If you want to make purchases over the Internet, guarantee a hotel room, or ...
[Added: 07 Sep 2005   Hits: 208   Words: 860]

24.Industry Regulation And Recent Legislation
A number of states from coast to coast are attempting to impose further regulations on the payday loan industry, but without much success in many cases. Consumers of payday loans have generally argued against more stringent measures and limitations, that would limit their access to payday loans. ...
[Added: 07 Sep 2005   Hits: 247   Words: 777]

25.Repairing Your Credit
We live in a consumer society where it seems like more attention is paid to your credit record than to your criminal background. Credit has been elevated to a position where it permeates every factor of a person's life and has ...
[Added: 07 Sep 2005   Hits: 216   Words: 937]

26.Payday Loan Terminology
Sometimes, the terms associated with payday loans, or any other loans for that matter, can be confusing and difficult to interpret. The purpose of this directory is to help assure that anyone who is shopping for a payday loan ...
[Added: 07 Sep 2005   Hits: 191   Words: 915]

27.Payday Loan Advantages
In the past few years, advertisements for payday loans are popping up everywhere – on store signs, in newspapers, on billboards, and especially on the Internet. Some payday loan companies advertise by direct mail, so you may even see ads arriving in your own mailbox. ...
[Added: 07 Sep 2005   Hits: 183   Words: 880]