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Home Equity Loans and Credit Lines | Consumer Information
Home equity financing can be set up as a loan or a line of credit. With a home equity loan, the lender advances you the total loan amount upfront, while a home equity credit line provides a source of funds that you can draw on as needed.
When considering a home equity loan or credit line, shop around and compare loan plans offered by banks, savings and loans, credit unions, and mortgage...
Date: 2017-02-25 21:25:57
Coping with Debt | Consumer Information
Developing a Budget
The first step toward taking control of your financial situation is to do a realistic assessment of how much money you take in and how much money you spend. Start by listing your income from all sources. Then, list your "fixed" expenses -- those that are the same each month -- like mortgage payments or rent, car payments, and insurance premiums. Next, list the...
Date: 2017-02-27 08:28:40
Online Payday Loans | Consumer Information
Lenders Don't Always Play by the Rules
The FTC recently sued several online payday lenders for violating federal laws. The lenders allegedly lied about how much their loans...
Date: 2017-02-26 07:32:13