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You can refinance a car, but not a student loan

Jun 4, 2014
A bill was introduced that allows students to re-finance their student loans.
Posted In: federal student loans, student debt, refinance

Turning the neighborhood around

Mar 21, 2012
Jennifer Kuzara is doing her part to spur a recovery, both in her Atlanta suburb and the wider housing market.
Posted In: home improvement, Atlanta, New York Times, refinance

Do you qualify for help from the foreclosure settlement?

Feb 10, 2012
The details of the settlement between the states and the banks are still being hashed out. But, if you want to know if you might qualify, we’ve got some information to get you started.
Posted In: home, Mortgages, refinance, robosigning, default, foreclosure, settlement

To refinance or not to refinance

Feb 3, 2012
I have the opportunity to refinance from 5-1/4 percent to 4-1/4 percent. The savings will be $249 a month, which we really need because we probably will need a new car next year. The payback for the closing costs (rolled into the refi) would take 2 years. However, there is a small chance we could be moving due to my job before 2 years. Should I take the lower rate to get the monthly savings or find the money for the car elsewhere? My wife's and my credit scores are high -- about 800. (Yes, Tess, I checked FICO per your constant reminding on the show.) Eric, Ringwood, NJ
Posted In: refinance, mortgage, behavioral finance

President Obama announces mortgage refinance plan

Feb 1, 2012
The president wants to make it easier for homeowners to refinance their mortgages.
Posted In: Housing, refinance, mortgage

11 million homeowners underwater

Feb 1, 2012
Over a quarter of Americans owe more than their homes are worth, but does the U.S. government have the political will to help?
Posted In: President Obama, underwater mortgage, refinance, election, Housing

Obama plan to help homeowners spur housing recovery

Feb 1, 2012
President Obama announces a new program to help eliminate what he calls a stubborn drag on the economy.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure, mortgage, refinance

Obama's latest push for mortgage refinancing

Jan 30, 2012
In his State of the Union address, President Obama sketched out a plan to help homeowners refinance, something Allan Sloan calls 'Wall Street bailing out Main Street.'
Posted In: mortgage, refinance, President Obama, State of the Union

Get mass refinancings right this time

Jan 25, 2012
The devil is in the details, but hopefully the administration has finally figured out how to help homeowners with underwater mortgages.
Posted In: mortgage, homeowner, refinance

Time to lock in mortgage rates?

Jan 5, 2012
I bought a condo in Bozeman, Mont., 7 years ago using a 5/1 ARM. When the 5-year period ended, I let it roll over into a 1-year ARM because the rate went down from 4.5 to 3.25. Then, last year, I did the same -- only from 3.25 to 3 percent. Come March, the 1-year period will expire again and I wonder if I should let this happen again, since rates will probably be low. Or should I bite the bullet, pay approximately $2,500 in closing costs to lock in a low rate for 15 or 30 years, but make higher payments? (My payments are ridiculously low.) Cindy, West Yellowstone, MT
Posted In: home, mortgage, refinance, construction

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