Marketplace Money for Friday, February 1, 2013
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We have a hunch how you're spending this Super Bowl Sunday -- and how you're spending your dough. And just when you thought there were no more possible credit card fees, a new one is in our midst. Plus, can bailing out underwater homeowners help the housing market recover faster? We ask a banker how you can make your re-fi and loan mod requests stand out. We've also got stories on a credit card for former substance abusers and dancing during lunch.
Posted In: mortgage refinance, Mortgage modification, mortgage, Housing
Straight talk from a banker on what makes an application for a re-fi or a loan modification stand out in the eyes of a bank.
Posted In: Housing, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, underwater, mortgage
Mortgage heavyweights Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced a bailout program for struggling homeowners who are current on their payments. If there's a pressing need to leave their property, they can just walk away.
Posted In: Domino's, pizza, Super Bowl
Domino's Pizza expects to sell over 11 million slices of pizza on Superbowl Sunday. What do stores do to prepare for this? David Lazarus went to a Domino's to take a look.
Posted In: recovery, addiction, Credit Cards
A new prepaid debit card targeted at former substance abusers aims to keep the holder's spending on a very short leash.
Posted In: housing prices, los angeles, real estate
Home prices are starting to climb again, particularly in certain cities -- such as Phoenix, Los Angeles and Miami. The news may be good for the housing industry, but some aspiring homeowners find themselves priced out.