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Although we may not think of credit cards as a gender equality issue today, it wasn’t until 1974 that women were allowed to apply for and own a credit card in their name. In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into history of women and credit and how legislative advancements and shifting societal perceptions […]

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Q: My father and I purchased a home together with his VA loan. I provided the money to assist in the purchase, but I am not on the mortgage. But the property is deeded to me. My father also refinanced the property before he passed. Is the original deed with my name on it still valid? The property is now in his estate, I still make the payments on the loan and want to pay off the loan.

Amid rapidly rising interest rates, multiple extensions of the federal student loan payment pause and a controversial student loan forgiveness effort, 2022 has been a tumultuous year in the student loan space. Many of those issues are likely to carry over into the next year. Here’s what to expect from your student loans in 2023, […]

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When you fall behind on mortgage payments, your lender may eventually take your home to recoup the loss. But that won’t happen right away. Lenders must follow a series of steps that start with pre-foreclosure. During this early phase in the foreclosure process, you may get the opportunity to rehabilitate your mortgage and keep your […]

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The average interest rate on 10-year fixed-rate private student loans slipped last week. For borrowers pursuing private loans to fill in gaps to pay for higher education expenses, rates remain relatively low for borrowers with solid credit. From October 24 to October 29, the average fixed interest rate on a 10-year private student loan was […]

In some situations—such as a divorce or the death of a loved one—you might want to transfer a mortgage to someone else. However, it can be difficult to qualify for a transfer outside of special circumstances. If you’re wondering whether you can transfer your mortgage and if you qualify, here’s what to know. What Is […]

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