CA Homeowners Getting More Help from the Keep Your Home California Initiative

( – Underwater homeowners nationwide have been receiving more assistance under the Hardest Hit Fund initiative, a nationwide program. The program has provided $7.6 billion to Housing Finance Agencies in 18 states, including Washington D.C. These funds are dedicated to helping homeowners avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes. (more…)

Tips to Help Solve Common Financial Problems, Avoiding Scams

(Source: FDIC) – The FDIC receives thousands of calls, letters and e-mails each year from consumers who have a question or concern relating to a loan, deposit or other banking product. The Winter 2012/2013 issue of FDIC Consumer News features practical tips and information on some of the most important topics raised by consumers, including key things to know about resolving common financial problems, avoiding scams, safely conducting mobile banking, and understanding federal deposit insurance coverage. Here’s an overview: (more…)

Tips When Renting Out Your Home

( – Despite a rise in home sales, homeowners are still afraid of listing their homes on the market. In some cases, many homeowners cannot afford to stay in their home either way. There is another way to keep yourself from going into default. If you can’t consider a “for sale sign” because you won’t get a fair deal for your investment, there’s always the possibility to consider putting up a sign “for rent.” (more…)