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Beat the Inflation Heat

With the real estate slump, crude oil trading at over $120 a barrel, and sky high global food prices, it's no wonder many average families in the U.S. are feeling inflation's pinch. Take heart: There are some ways to stem the outward flow of cash. Cutting out wasteful spending and taking advantage of some money-saving techniques can help to loosen up a stretched budget.

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08/11/08
Mortgage Application Check List

In a slumping housing and credit market, easy mortgage buying has given way to strict rule enforcement that's leaving many potential homebuyers with churning stomachs and a mad scramble to prove their credit-worthiness.

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08/11/08
Is taxation the answer to the real estate meltdown?

The headlines are pretty much the same on the tube, in the newspapers and on the internet: A homeowner rescue bill could cost American taxpayers an estimated $25 billion to save Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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08/08/08
Housing Bill Home Buyer Credit Comes With Strings

Homebuilders, real estate professionals and the mortgage industry cheered the late-July passage of a housing stimulus bill in the House of Representatives. Homeowners and potential buyers, however, are still wading through the legislative lingo to see just how consumer-friendly the package will be.

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How Long Will It Take To Pay Off My Credit Card? Calculator

By making consistent regular payments toward debt service you will eventually pay off your loan. Use this calculator to determine how much longer you will need to make these regular payments in order to eventually eliminate the debt obligation.

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