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First-Time Homebuyer Credit Comparison Chart

By: Tax Advisors Home Loans Views: 10802 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Tax Advisors

First-Time Homebuyer Credit Comparison Chart     Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009 Effective for purch More

Military homeowners benefit under latest tax-credit legislation

By: Lew Sichelman Home Loans Views: 2489 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Lew Sichelman

Reporting from Washington - The United States tries to take care of its warriors, a tradition that Congress has continued in little-known sections of the latest home buyer tax credit legislation and one of the government's main programs to help military owners who must sell their houses for less than what they owe. 1, 2009, and April 30, 2010. 1, 2006, and Sept. More

New credit card rules add accountability

By: NCR Credit Plus Credit Repair Views: 2408 | Comments: 1 | Votes: 0

NCR Credit Plus

In a world where shopping online and booking a hotel or a rental car usually demands plastic, few people can survive without a credit card.But vast changes in credit regulation coupled with a souring economy turned 2009 into the most turbulent credit year in decades, with a record number of rate hikes, consumer cancellations and changes in fees, terms and credit limits. More

TV Breaks Out of the Box

By: Telecom Advisor Personal Finance Views: 2435 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Telecom Advisor

By Mike Musgrove Sunday, November 16, 2008   My friend Susanna has never had a cable subscription.   Sure, she has occasionally felt left out of the national conversation over the years -- mainly, when "The Sopranos" was on.   "I knew cable was just a passing fad," she joked. "It only took 25 years."   Crane recently vowed that he was done with Comcast. More

The Most Dangerous Word to Your Wallet

By: On My Own Two Feet Personal Finance Views: 2789 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

On My Own Two Feet

What's the most dangerous word to your pocketbook?  Believe it or not, it might very well be the word FREE.  Sound crazy?  Well, I will explain how when it comes to your money, FREE can be a four-letter word!   For additional personal finance tips and insights, sign up for Manisha's Money Musings blog at: www.ManishaThakor.com/blog . Shepherd Dr. More

IRS Proposes New Registration of taxpreparers, this is good news!

By: Kerry Freeman EA Tax Planning Views: 2851 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Kerry Freeman EA

IR-2010-1, The Internal Revenue Service kicked off the 2010 tax filing season today by issuing the results of a landmark six-month study that proposes new registration, testing and continuing education of tax return preparers. As part of the outreach effort, the IRS is providing tips to taxpayers to ensure they are working with a reputable tax return preparer. Mr. More

How Visa, Using Card Fees, Dominates a Market

By: NCR Credit Plus Credit Repair Views: 1966 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 1

NCR Credit Plus

Every day, millions of Americans stand at store checkout counters and make a seemingly random decision: after swiping their debit card, they choose whether to punch in a code, or to sign their name. Mitch Goldstone, in his digital photo-processing shop in Irvine, Calif., is part of a suit against Visa and MasterCard. Competition, of course, usually forces prices lower. More

2010 Retirement-Account Contribution Limits

By: Telecom Advisor Retirement Planning Views: 3135 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Telecom Advisor

The maximum amounts you can stash in a 401(k), IRA and other accounts won't increase next year. By Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance October 19, 2009   I know Social Security beneficiaries will not receive a cost-of-living increase in 2010 because the inflation rate has been so low. (see A Bailout for Seniors). More

10% of underwater homeowners would walk away,

By: NCR Credit Plus Credit Repair Views: 1846 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 1

NCR Credit Plus

Owners with negative equity of 10% or less rarely default, according to researchers from the graduate schools of business at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and Northwestern University. In "Underwater and Not Walking Away: Shame, Fear and the Social Management of the Housing Crisis," University of Arizona law school professor Brent T. More

Rates on 30-year loans set record low

By: NCR Credit Plus Credit Repair Views: 1992 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 1

NCR Credit Plus

The average interest rate for a 30-year mortgage dropped to a record low of 4.71 percent this week, pushed down by an aggressive government campaign to reduce borrowing costs.The rate, published Thursday by Freddie Mac, is the lowest since the mortgage finance company began tracking the data in 1971. More