Mortgages & Loans

  • Escrow Accounts Explained

    Escrow money is held by a third party in trust for two other parties in a contract. It is released only when a condition relating to the contract between the two parties is met. What happens to escrow account money? Read this article for a better...
    By Kantha Wijeratne May 18, 2011 

  • What Are Sub-Prime Lenders and How Hard is Money Lending with Less Than Par Credit?

    If you’re experiencing hard times, hard money and sub-prime lenders may be able to get you into the car, house or credit card you want or need. If you’re not sure what a sub prime lender is, here Jean Scheid explains how they operate and what...
    By Jean Scheid May 13, 2011 

  • Buying vs. Leasing a Car

    Should you buy the car or should you lease the car? That is a question that has baffled car shoppers for many years. The truth of the matter is that there isn’t one standard rule of thumb for every car shopper on the market.
    By KEllis April 29, 2011 


  • What is a HELOC and How Does It Work?

    Do you know what your options are when it comes to borrowing on the equity in your home? You don't want to borrow all the available funds if you don't need it right now. However, you don't want to borrow too little and find out you need...
    By Dale DeVries April 28, 2011 

  • Is Your Interest Calculated with the Formula for Simple Interest

    Interest calculation on loans can be a tricky business depending on the type of loan you have. Many of us believe that all loans are calculated based upon the simple interest (SI) formula. This guide will revisit the SI formula and show why it...
    By ShawnTe April 21, 2011 

  • Think Before You Choose to Cosign for a Loan

    Wondering if you should cosign for a loan? Cosigning a loan involves sharing equal liability with a primary borrower for a loan or mortgage; a commitment that requires careful thinking. Consider the risks and liabilities related to cosigning a...
    By Kantha Wijeratne April 11, 2011 


  • Is There Any Truth to “No Cost Refinance"?

    If you’re considering some lender’s offer of refinancing your loan under the “No Cost Refinance” scheme, you better think twice. Find out in this article about predatory loans and how the borrower ends up saddled with higher amortization...
    By ciel s cantoria January 8, 2011 

  • Save Money by Finding the Best Interest Rates on a Personal Loan

    Want to save money by getting low interest rate loans? If so, then discover where to get the best interest for a personal loan.
    By Ivana Banks December 3, 2010 

  • What You Need to Know About Subprime Loans and Interest Rates

    Before you start shopping for subprime loans and interest rates, you need to know the pros and cons. Keep reading and we'll answer your questions on subprime loans to help you make a smarter decision.
    By Ivana Banks November 30, 2010 

  • True Invoice Cost of a New Car and How to Find Dealer Cost

    So many people search for the true invoice cost of a new car and seek out information on how to find the dealer cost of a new vehicle. Is it really possible or do all those auto-related websites just guesstimate? Jean Scheid, a Ford dealer explains...
    By Jean Scheid November 21, 2010 
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