Mortgage Firms Help Hurricane-Stricken Borrowers
Weathering the financial aftermath of Hurricane Irma can be stressful and expensive.
Opinion: Make Credit Bureaus Bare Burden of Breaches
After Equifax revealed earlier this month that hackers accessed the Social Security numbers, birth dates and other intimate information of 143 million people, leaving them at a serious lifelong risk of identity theft, both the company and consumer rights advocates were quick to tell Americans they needed to get to work.
Deciding On Paying Debt Instead of Saving
Simple math suggests it's likely better to get rid of debt before saving for retirement or adding to your emergency fund.
How to Quickly Improve Your Credit Score
You're in the market for a mortgage or other type of loan but are consistently turned down. Or, you do get a loan offer, but the interest rate is staggering.
Regulator Warns HECM Costs Exceed Early SSI
Seniors can begin receiving Social Security at 62 or wait before applying in order to draw a larger amount. For example, a Social Security payment of $910 a month starting at age 62 becomes $1,300 starting at age 67.
Mortgage Prepayment Methods
Homebuyers who finance their purchase with 30-year mortgages select the 30 year rather than a 15 year because of the lower required monthly payment.
Too Late for Hurricane Irma Flood Insurance
Residents or business owners who sign up for flood insurance today won't be covered for Hurricane Irma.
Some Mortgages Will No Longer Require Appraisal
WASHINGTON -- Would you welcome the option to buy a house but not have to pay hundreds of dollars for an appraisal?
HARP Refinances Great for Low-Equity Borrowers
HARP, or the Home Affordable Refinance Program, is a great way to refinance your mortgage and save a ton of money in interest charges.
HECM Market Is Dysfunctional
Policies to encourage encouraging home ownership by increasing the affordability of mortgages usually reduce the rate at which borrowers build equity in their homes.