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  • Polyana da Costa: Home equity loans, HELOCs available again

    Home equity loans and lines of credit are making a comeback. Not long ago, homeowners who had some equity often used cash-out refinances to pay for home remodeling, to consolidate debt or pay for a child's school tuition. But that was when mortgage...
  • South Korea second-quarter GDP seen slowing as government works on stimulus

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's economy likely posted its weakest growth in more than a year in the June quarter, with a deadly ferry accident hitting consumption and offsetting a modest recovery in exports. The trade-reliant economy had earlier this...
  • Honking garbage trucks in L.A.: That's no way to deal with Wall Street

    Honking garbage trucks in L.A.: That's no way to deal with Wall Street
    A coalition of city labor unions and community activists say big banks preyed on Los Angeles and other municipalities, locking them into interest rate swap deals that ended up costing taxpayers millions of dollars after the economic crash. So, how do...
  • L.A. councilman wants Wall Street banks to cut bond refinance fees

    A Los Angeles city councilman wants out of deals with two Wall Street banks he says are costing the city money. Councilman Paul Koretz introduced a motion Friday that calls on two banks to either renegotiate contracts with the city at no cost, or for...
  • Back to school: Financial education: Part Two

    A recent report from the Securities Exchange Commission and the Library of Congress found that "low levels of investor literacy have serious implications for the ability of broad segments of the population to retire comfortably, particularly in an age...
  • Use inheritance to pay down mortgage, or keep loan and invest money?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I have a 20-year fixed mortgage and am two years into it. If I inherit a chunk of money and want to pay down my mortgage, is there a way to reset the loan without starting from scratch again? And, is there a...
  • What's a bond investor to do in era of rising rates? Floating-rate funds might be a partial answer

    Bond funds and individual bonds have not done well this year. Many investment advisors have consistently urged clients to maintain a common stock/bond ratio of 60/40. Some recommend that retirees adjust the percentage of their portfolio invested in...
  • Cash in on your home

    Even if you have no plans to sell or buy, you can cash in on your home. Rising home prices mean you have more equity and more options. You can refinance to cut your monthly mortgage payment and total interest, do a cash-out refi to simultaneously...
  • Bang the BASD debt drum rapidly

    In the 1973 movie ''Bang the Drum Slowly,'' baseball players and coaches spend their spare time engaged in a razzle-dazzle card game called tegwar. ''Banjo!'' triumphantly yells coach Joe Jaros, as he slams down his cards. ''That's the first natural...
  • Mortgage: Online Resources

    DEFINITIONS Adjustable-rate mortgage: An ARM has interest rates and payments that change from time to time over the life of the loan. Depending on the type of ARM you have, your interest rate may increase gradually every few years until it reaches a...
  • Job slump latest omen of recession

    Hopes that the economy could shake off the sub-prime mortgage mess and dodge recession grew fainter Friday as the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers last month added the smallest number of new jobs in more than four years -- driving the...
  • Wheres that stimulus money?

    Today, Landsburg and Furman discuss the stimulus package in the context of the government's deficit spending. Monday, they weighed the plan's potential effect on the economy. Later in the week, they'll debate the mortgage crisis, reasons for the...