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    Don't wait for your unemployment insurance to expire before planning what to do if you haven't found a new job yet.
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    Follow these 6 steps and you'll be on your way to a better credit score.
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  14. Make A Risk-Based Mortgage Decision

    Find out how to choose which mortgage style is right for you.
  15. The Reverse Mortgage: A Retirement Tool

    Discover another way to fund your retirement without having to make payments on a loan.
  16. USAA Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know

    Learn about USAA's history in the financial services sector, as well as the mortgage products it offers and what customers ...
  17. 4 Steps to Attaining a Mortgage

    It starts with knowing your choices as well as your price range. We show you how to get there.
  18. Cash Call Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know

    Discover what you need to know about Orange County-based CashCall Mortgage and its popular zero closing cost loans and low-rate ...
  19. How Interest Rates Work On A Mortgage

    A step-by-step explanation of the interest calculations, mortgage types, and how the loan is eventually "retired" – which ...
  20. Creating a Tax-Deductible Canadian Mortgage

    Find out how to get a tax benefit from your mortgage like your neighbours to the south.
  21. Score a Cheap Mortgage

    Hidden costs can create what looks like a good deal. Find out how to find the best mortgage possible.
  22. Mortgage Points: What's the Point?

    Learn how to pay less for your home in the long run, or save in the short run.
  23. 5 Risky Mortgages to Avoid

    There are plenty of ways to end up with a bad mortgage. The risks of these five should make every homebuyer think twice before ...
  24. When (And When Not) to Refinance Your Mortgage

    There are both good and bad reasons to refinance. Learn more about both here.
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  26. Is My Credit Score Good Enough for a Mortgage?

    Your score is critical in determining not only whether you'll secure a loan for a home, but also what interest rate you will ...
  27. How to Outsmart Private Mortgage Insurance

    It's possible to use a second mortgage to avoid this fee, but is it in your best interest?
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    Money market savings accounts can offer higher interest rates than regular or even high-yield bank savings accounts – and ...
  29. What is an assumable mortgage?

    The purchase of a home is a very expensive undertaking and usually requires some form of financing to make the purchase possible. ...
  30. Behind the Scenes of Your Mortgage

    Four major players slice and dice your mortgage in the secondary market.
  31. SunTrust Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (STI)

    Discover which mortgages SunTrust offers and how the average person obtaining a loan at SunTrust rates the bank on customer ...
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  36. Why would a homebuyer need to take out PMI (private mortgage insurance)?

    Learn why some home buyers are required to take out private mortgage insurance (PMI), and how it affects the total monthly ...
  37. Burdening Your Retirement With a Mortgage

    Carrying this debt can have benefits if done correctly, but is it worth the risk?
  38. How to Get a No-Down-Payment Mortgage

    It's harder to find, but you can still buy a home without any money down.
  39. Choose Your Monthly Mortgage Payments

    Exotic mortgages allow you to decide how much to pay. Find out how much they really cost.
  40. Mortgage Options for Underwater Homeowners

    Find out what options are available when your mortgage is greater than the value of your home.
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    When you make a mortgage payment, the amount paid is a combination of an interest charge and principal repayment. Over the ...
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    Learn why May 29th is an opportunity to remind people of the importance of saving and investing for college, especially with ...
  43. Got a Good Mortgage Rate? Lock It Up!

    Rising rates mean rising profits for lenders, providing incentive to increase rates whenever possible.
  44. 6 Tips to Get Approved For a Mortgage

    You can change your bank's answer to a loan request from 'No' to 'Yes'. Find out how.
  45. 5 Things You Need To Be Pre-Approved For A Mortgage

    Before you can get serious about buying a home, you need to get pre-approval for a mortgage. Learn what you need to speed ...
  46. BB&T Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (BBT)

    Learn about the operations of BB&T Corporation. Discover what mortgage products and services the bank offers and how consumers ...
  47. Self Employed? 5 Steps to Scoring a Mortgage

    Convince lenders that you're a good bet despite your lack of a steady income.
  48. Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects.
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    Discover the home mortgage products offered by Ditech Financial. Learn how average borrowers rate the bank on the loan application ...
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