Foreclosures Rise Once Again in Massachusetts

Mortgages

Foreclosures Rise Once Again in Massachusetts

Foreclosures Rise Once Again in Massachusetts

The most recent statistics issued by the real estate tracking firm the Warren Group showed that the number of foreclosure petitions filed in the Bay State rose to 1,192 in April, up 14 percent from March, according to a report from the Boston Globe. This was also the highest rate observed in the state since… Read More

Number of Mortgage Delinquencies Nationwide Decline Sharply

Mortgages

Number of Mortgage Delinquencies Nationwide Decline Sharply

Number of Mortgage Delinquencies Nationwide Decline Sharply

The delinquency rate for home loans on residential properties with between one and four units rose slightly to 8.32 percent between the fourth quarter of 2010 and first of 201, but decreased sharply on a year-over-year basis, according to the latest statistics from the Mortgage Bankers Association. That’s up from the 8.25 percent seen in… Read More

Tired of Getting Credit Card Offers in the Mail? How to Opt Out

Credit Cards

Tired of Getting Credit Card Offers in the Mail? How to Opt Out

Tired of Getting Credit Card Offers in the Mail? How to Opt Out

Credit Card Question: I keep getting credit card offers in the mail and I don’t need a new card right now. How do I make it stop? Answer: More and more people are asking this question. Mail solicitations have gone way up, so that’s why folks are starting to get wary. If you’re not in the market… Read More

Financial News Roundup: American Dream Stays Strong, Florida May Close Foreclosure Court

Personal Finance

Financial News Roundup: American Dream Stays Strong, Florida May Close Foreclosure Court

Financial News Roundup: American Dream Stays Strong, Florida May Close Foreclosure Court

Today’s top news headlines feature new ways consumers can instill financial literacy in their children and reasons Florida’s foreclosure court may be closed. Plus, find out how many families still believe in the American Dream. Individuals Still Believe in American Dream, Despite Financial Hardship CNN Money A recent report shows the number of Americans who… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (5/20/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (5/20/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (5/20/11)

While you may love your cat and get a kick out of the actor selling you a car on TV, it seems no one is exempt from credit discrimination–well unless you’re on a VIP list. This week we bring you a case of confused identity, a kitty with big dreams and tips to show you… Read More

Pew: “Business” Credit Cards Dangerous for Individuals

Credit Cards

Pew: “Business” Credit Cards Dangerous for Individuals

Pew: “Business” Credit Cards Dangerous for Individuals

Every month, Americans receive 10 million business credit card offers in the mail. These cards look like regular credit cards, but they’re intended specifically to help small companies and large corporations track their expenses. And unlike regular consumer cards, business credit cards don’t have the same protections under federal lending laws. That’s dangerous, especially now… Read More

Bill for Small Business Credit Card Regulations Introduced

Credit Cards

Bill for Small Business Credit Card Regulations Introduced

Bill for Small Business Credit Card Regulations Introduced

The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 greatly increased the number of protective regulations for consumer accounts, but failed to do so for those for small businesses. However, a bill recently introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives by Congresswoman Nita Lowey of Westchester County, New York, will create similar safeguards for… Read More

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