Mortgage Applications Could Soon Come Via Phone

Mortgages

Mortgage Applications Could Soon Come Via Phone

Mortgage Applications Could Soon Come Via Phone

Many consumers have likely seen the technology from their banks that allows them to deposit a check just by taking a picture of it with their smartphone. Soon, they might be able to do the same for documents related to their mortgage applications. According to a report American Banker, tech experts say that in the... Read More

5 Must-Have Money Apps for 2013

Personal Finance

5 Must-Have Money Apps for 2013

5 Must-Have Money Apps for 2013

Despite predictions that the world would end in 2012, January is here and 2013 is off to a promising start. Not surprisingly, many New Year’s resolutions revolve around money and finances — whether it’s to save more, make more, spend less, pay off debt, or just get a better handle on our finances. If you’ve... Read More

The Comeback Cities of the Housing Recovery

Mortgages

The Comeback Cities of the Housing Recovery

The Comeback Cities of the Housing Recovery

The nationwide housing market is now in full recovery mode after suffering greatly during and following the market meltdown, and it’s believed that 2013 will be a big year for many markets. However, some cities did better than others. Las Vegas and Seattle had the two biggest year-over-year improvements in home asking prices between 2011... Read More

Why You Can’t Get a Home Loan

Mortgages

Why You Can’t Get a Home Loan

Why You Can’t Get a Home Loan

Left out in the cold by a tight lending climate, prospective homebuyers are finally starting to see a thaw. Fifty-one percent of respondents to the latest Fannie Mae National Housing Survey indicated it’s now likely easier to secure a mortgage. That latest burst of confidence could help keep the housing recovery moving forward. “Consumer attitudes... Read More

5 Credit Myths to Ditch in 2013

Credit 101

5 Credit Myths to Ditch in 2013

5 Credit Myths to Ditch in 2013

When one year ends and another begins, it’s hard not to look ahead and strive to do better.  And when it comes to credit, we’re definitely creatures of habit. We resolve to spend less, but open store credit cards anyway. We vow to pay off debt, but only put down the minimum due. We aim... Read More

6 Loans You Can Get & How to Use Them Wisely

Personal Loans

6 Loans You Can Get & How to Use Them Wisely

6 Loans You Can Get & How to Use Them Wisely

There are lots of cash-strapped consumers out there who, for all practical purposes, are closed out of many traditional credit product offerings because of the high default risk they’re presumed to represent. But that doesn’t mean the financial services industry hasn’t figured out ways to profit from their plight. After all, the “unbanked” and “under-banked”... Read More

How a Support System Can Help You Get Out of Debt Faster

Managing Debt

How a Support System Can Help You Get Out of Debt Faster

How a Support System Can Help You Get Out of Debt Faster

What do you think of when you hear the word “debt”? Do the words “frustrated”, “shameful” or “hopeless” describe how you feel about your situation? As someone who’s working to get out of debt myself, I can attest to all of those feelings and more. So now what if we flip the script? How about... Read More

Govt Unveils New Method for Paying Off Student Loans

Students

Govt Unveils New Method for Paying Off Student Loans

Govt Unveils New Method for Paying Off Student Loans

Note: Access the Education Departments’s PAYER plan here. Today, millions of Americans may be worried about the significant student loan debts they carry, but the U.S. Department of Education is making it easier for many to begin paying into those balances. Late last month, the Education Department unveiled a new payment plan designed to help... Read More

Don’t Fall For These Common Travel Scams

Personal Finance

Don’t Fall For These Common Travel Scams

Don’t Fall For These Common Travel Scams

There’s more to travel than road trips and games, as travelers can be prime targets for scams. To make sure you keep every cent in your pocket, we’ve listed the most common scams to watch out for. ‘Free’ Wi-Fi: You might think you’re being slick by “booting” free Wi-Fi at the airport, but think again.... Read More

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