• Big List of Free Credit Reports, Free Credit Scores, and Free Credit Monitoring

    Updated: 2013-01-31 02:18:35
    I’ve been getting some questions related to credit reports – perhaps it’s the New Year and people are trying to get back on track? Sounds like a good idea no matter what, so here’s a braindump, er… ongoing compilation of all the ways I can think of to get free credit reports, free credit scores, [...]

  • Impress a mortgage lender…even with bad credit

    Updated: 2013-01-29 14:20:13
    Suppose, you found a home you loved and wanted to get a mortgage loan immediately. But, the problem is that you have bad credit and most of the lenders are not showing an interest in lending you the required mortgage. Now the question is, how do you qualify for the loan? Can you impress a mortgage lender with bad credit? It is a possibility… In order to help you out, I am going to share a few steps, which can help you impress your mortgage lender, and also get you a qualified mortgage loan with bad credit. Shop accordingly to ...

  • Can I Dispute Negative Information On My Credit Report Even If It’s Correct?

    Updated: 2013-01-28 17:33:23
    I received the following question from a Minter via the Mint.com Facebook page: Question: “John, I just got all of my credit reports for free and there are some items that are old, accurate, and just downright bad. I’d love to get rid of them. The materials that came with the credit reports make it [...]

  • 7 Signs You are Living Beyond Your Means

    Updated: 2013-01-25 16:39:27
    Whether you consider yourself to be financially responsible, or you always seem to come up short on cash, there are a few key indicators that may indicate you are living beyond your means—and being aware of them can save you loads of money woes in times of a cash emergency. You couldn’t live without your [...]

  • Best Option for an Underwater Borrower To Refinance

    Updated: 2013-01-21 14:43:43
    Are you an underwater borrower? Do you want to refinance your mortgage to cut your high interest rate or do you want to change your adjustable rate to a fixed rate? Are you tired lender’s refusals? Are you looking for an option which can help you out? Before moving on to the programs that are meant for underwater mortgage borrowers, let me give you a brief review an underwater mortgage. An underwater mortgage means that a homeowner’s debt is worth more than his house is worth. For example, you owe $275,000 and your house is worth of $225,000. If you ...

  • Free Pizza: Super Bowl Giveaway at Papa John’s

    Updated: 2013-01-21 08:04:45
    Visit PapaJohnsCoinToss.com and if you guess the Super Bowl coin toss correctly, you’ll get a unique coupon code for a free large 1-topping pizza redeemable at papajohns.com. The thing is, the terms and conditions clearly allow up to 4 four members (age 13+) in a single household to vote. I voted heads + Mrs. MMB [...]

  • Permanent Injunction Granted in Ban Against Abusive Debt Collection Operation

    Updated: 2013-01-17 17:01:00
    FMD Consumer News Consumer news , consumer information to help consumers fight bad businesses , bad debt collectors , debt and expose consumer scams Home Archive ABOUT Contact Search ADVERTISE Home Consumers Debt Debt Collectors Featured Permanent Injunction Granted in Ban Against Abusive Debt Collection Operation 17. January 2013 by Allen The remaining defendants in the Federal Trade Commission's case against Rumson , Bolling Associates have agreed to a settlement that permanently bans them from the debt collection . business Part of the FTC's continuing efforts to curb illegal debt collection practices , the settlement resolves FTC allegations that three debt collection companies , their owner , David M . Hynes II , and the companies' principals subjected consumers to abusive debt

  • Want to live next to a celebrity? Buy a home in South Florida.

    Updated: 2013-01-16 16:28:17
    South Florida –especially Miami- is one of the top areas celebrities like to hangout. Many celebrities have their second home in South Florida. If you delve into the real estate in South Florida you may end up living next to tennis star Andre Agassi or maybe Bill Gates or if you are lucky you may even end up next to Stephen King. However, be prepared to drop anything from 5 to 12 million for the luxury. So why is South Florida such a hot item…yup you got it, it’s the weather and, the freedom. Ever Warm Weather: This is one ...

  • Five Signs You Have A Debt Problem

    Updated: 2013-01-14 11:00:34
    One of the best indications that you have a debt problem is when you’re reluctant to find out just how much you have, or bother to add up all the balances.

  • Free Personal Financial Planning Course on Coursera

    Updated: 2013-01-14 07:08:33
    Online “open” education site Coursera has a free personal financial planning course starting January 14th, 2013. It will run for 7 weeks, requiring 3-6 hours of work per week, and you get (likely worthless) certification of completion at the end. I haven’t seen anything similar at the other major MOOCs, Udacity or edX. Here’s the [...]

  • Tips to be An Economical First Time Homebuyer In 2013

    Updated: 2013-01-08 17:56:13
    2012 has ended, and we have stepped into the New Year i.e. 2013. Everyone has some plans for his/her New Year. Many people have planned to buy their first house in 2013. Before you jump in here is some advice, reign in your excitement.

  • American Taxpayer Relief Act – New Dividend and Capital Gains Rates

    Updated: 2013-01-05 22:37:14
    With the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act there are new tax rates for capital gains and dividends. Although the new rates are higher they are not nearly as high as they would have been if an agreement had not been reached and the rates were allowed to reset to what they were before [...]

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