What credit score is needed to buy a house?

If you've ever considered buying a home, then the word "credit" probably has a distinct significance for you. Having a decent credit score is a must when you're looking to buy a new home, but for the uninitiated, what credit score is needed to buy a house? Why do you even need good credit in [...]

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How To Consolidate Debt

If you are in debt that is over your head, there may be some debt relief options for you.  Debt consolidation loans can be a great way to lower your interest rate and also lower the monthly payments on your debt obligations.  Sometimes it can be your savior and the best way for you to [...]

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How Credit Cards Work: Understanding Credit Cards

A credit card is essentially a loan from a bank that can be taken out at any time during your discretion.  When you use credit, you are effectively taking out a loan against the issuer of the credit card.  Therefore, you have an obligation to pay that debt.  A credit card issuer will impose a [...]

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Difference Between HARP and HAMP

There are two government programs that homeowners qualify for; HAMP and HARP (Home Affordability Modification Program and Home Affordability Refinance Program).  But many people are confused which program they qualify for.  This article will hopefully clear up some things for you so you can get a better understanding as to which program you qualify for. [...]

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Home Loan Modification: How to Modify Your Mortgage

This is a home loan modification guide that I put together after my successful loan modification for my parents.  Although many banks may vary in their processes, they have to follow a general guideline set out by the federal government.  Here are the steps that you need to take in order to increase your chances [...]

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Loan Modification Contacts

These are the contacts I have gathered around the internet if you want to contact someone at your bank about a home loan modification.  I've tried to filter and verify all these but if the contact doesn't work, go ahead and shoot me an e-mail at admin@financeandcareer.com and I will try to find a better [...]

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