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Federal Housing Finance Agency Just STICKING it to Homeowners

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by Cora Currier ProPublica, Last week, ProPublica and NPR raised questions about a risky investment strategy at Freddie Mac that would pay off if homeowners stayed trapped in expensive mortgages. It’s just the latest example of how government-owned Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have frustrated many by not putting homeowners first. Fannie and Freddie are required to help homeowners while ... Read More »

What Government Agency Will Bail Out My Debt? – Carrie

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“Dear Steve, I have more than 10,000 dollars credit card debt and some my husband’s cards are over 20 percent APR-====do I have to pay someone to help me securing the money that has been for helping to bail people out or can I do it on my thru a govt. agency? Will it affect my credit? Carrie” Don’t miss ... Read More »

Husband Deserted Me While I Was Being Treated for Breast Cancer. – Wendy

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“Dear Steve, Recovering breast cancer, single mom. (Husband desserted me during treatment). Able to buy a house on my own after borrowing from my retirement. In credit card debt over $20,000 now before I realized it. Emotionally wanted to make myself and kids happy. Mistake Do these debt bailouts ruin your credit? Can I get help and still have good ... Read More »

I Read Your Book. Is Debt Settlement Really the Way to Go? – Denise

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“Dear Steve, I’m trying to determine the correct path to follow to reduce $40,000 in credit card debt. I see so much “marketing” on the internet, media, and tv. I have read your book “Eliminate Your Debt Like a Pro”. From that book and other articles I get the impression that debt settlement is not as effective as many companies ... Read More »

Is The Government’s Financial Bailout Going To Help You Get Out Of … – WebWire

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Blaine, Washington - Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or stranded on a deserted island for the last month, you’ve no doubt been hearing all the talk about the big financial bailout that the US Government is giving to the banking system and ... Read More »

Consumers More Intelligent Than Automakers Think

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“Little Three” Detroit automakers seem to be consumed with fear that people would not purchase a new car from an automobile manufacturer that was or has gone bankrupt and that the fear of bankruptcy is scaring buyers away. I think this just shows how out of touch that Detroit is with the American buyer. It is not the thought of ... Read More »

Chris is in College With His Soon to be Wife And Slipping Below The Waves in Debt

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“Dear Steve, Me and my fiancee are in college my fourth year, her third and because I went without a job for about 8 months we encoured almost 10 grand in debt. Now that we are both working and trying to do the right thing we are slipping farther and farther into trouble and we no longer use any of ... Read More »

Government Help With Credit Card Debt

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A question I am getting asked more and more is about what programs the government offers to help you get out of debt or to eliminate credit card debt. These questions usually involve inquiries about government grants and loans that people hear whispers about that they believe will dispose of problem debt as well. Up until this point there has ... Read More »

So What If GM Goes Bust. Let’s Just Hope You Don’t Own a New GM Vehicle.

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There is more to worry about if GM goes bust. Sure, nobody likes yet another bailout but the repercussions in job losses will rocket through not only the car company but all the suppliers, local economies, GM dealers, and so much more. But here is a subject that I have not heard talked about. If GM goes bust and you ... Read More »

Humor: US Solves Credit Crisis, Credit Cards

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Humor: US Solves Credit Crisis, Credit Cards Gather.com, MA - 2 hours ago And with the average American owing more than $8000 in credit card debt , paying everything back is going to take a while. Fortunately, there are companies ... Read More »

Despite What They Say This Is Not The End Of Subprime Loans

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Over and over again through print or on the airwaves it is being said that bankers have learned their lesson from the current economic crisis and credit will no longer be extended to people in the subprime market. While we hope that banks have learned their lesson that bad things happen when you lend to people most likely to default, ... Read More »

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