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Is Mortgage Refinancing Right for You

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These days, it's hard not to be enticed by the historically low mortgage refinancing rates. Now could be the perfect time to refinance, but is refinancing your loan right for you? Here are a few points to take into consideration if you're thinking about refinancing your home loan. More...

Homeowners Insurance: How To Get The Best Coverage And Value

Category: Insurance
Most home insurance policies cover liabilities relating to damage resulting from these causes: fire, lightning, wind, hail, riots, vehicles, airplanes, vandalism, malicious mischief, theft, volcanic eruptions, falling objects, ice, snow, sleet, heating system failure, cooling system failure, miscellaneous explosions, electrical system failure and plumbing failure. These types of damage are well-known in the insurance industry as being easy ones to plan for: they don't happen very often and it is easy to calculate the costs from their occurrence. More...

Insuring What's in the Box with Contents Insurance

Category: Insurance
If you think about your apartment like a box, the entire concept of content insurance will make a lot of sense. Picture a really nice wooden box, if you will. The box belongs to a business owner, who happens to let you rent it in order to store your most valuable items. Both you and the business owner are required to insure your parts of that box and its contents. More...


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Tips To Finding Affordable Car Insurance

Category: Insurance
Affordable car insurance is something that everyone wants to find and have. You realize that you cannot afford to drive a car on the road without insurance, at least not without asking for trouble, but keeping car insurance as affordable as possible, especially with consumers tightening their belts to the breaking point these days, can be a challenge. More...

Debunking 5 Secured Credit Card Myths

Category: Finance
When it comes to secured credit cards, many myths abound. From "they're only for people with bad credit" to "they're more expensive than unsecured cards", you can't always distinguish the truth from the lie. Worry not. I'm debunking the most common secured credit card myths. More...

Fixed Rate Home Equity Loans

Category: Finance
As the owner of your own home, you have a very important resource available to help you weather many financial storms including the current global credit crunch. With the credit crunch in the news on a daily basis, it's a good time to take a look at the equity tide up in your biggest asset - your home. A home equity loan or home equity line of credit (HELOC) is a loan, which is basically granted using your house's value as collateral. The size of the loan will depend on the difference between your current mortgage value and the current value of your home. More...

Credit Repair is More Than a Right, It's Your Responsibility

Category: Finance
The majority of Americans have errors and other unverifiable information on their credit reports that could be dragging down their credit score. Odds are good that your credit score is lower than it should be. The unfortunate thing is that odds are you will be yet another one of the millions of Americans who will continue to suffer with an unfair credit score because you will do nothing to repair your credit. More...

Cheap Home Loans Are Still Out There

Category: Finance
Recent surveys of those borrowers who use a mortgage broker to find them a cheap home loan, a more flexible home loan or new car finance show that around 95% of them are extremely happy with the service offered by the mortgage broker or lease broker. As a general rule, if you retain a mortgage broker when looking for a cheap home loan as well as one that is flexible, or a lease broker when you are in the market for new car finance the chances are you will obtain not only a more competitively priced loan but one that offers you greater flexibility than that which you would have obtained if you had applied for finance yourself. More...

Defending Your Rights Under the Employment Laws

Category: Legal
With the changing times and increasing accounts of job-related disputes comes the need for various laws that focus on resolving these particular issues. Along with this, the employment force must be able to fully understand their rights under the pre-existing law provisions and utilize them to protect their own interests. More...

Social Security Disability Insurance Requirements and an Attorneys Worth

Category: Legal
In the United States, any disabled person is eligible to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI. This federal program aims to provide financial support to those workers who can no longer perform their jobs and sustain their daily necessities. More...

Eight Things You Should Know About Pursuing An Injury Claim

Category: Legal
1. Be truthful to everyone about any physical limitation you now have. The truth will come out. 2. Don't accept a check or sign a release from an insurance company unless you know exactly what it covers. Sometimes insurance companies will attempt to get you to release "any and all claims" - including your injury claim - and lead you to believe that you are only settling your claim for property damage. Check with an attorney if you're not certain. More...

Bankruptcy Basics

Category: Legal
The Bankruptcy Code (Title 11 of the United States Code) gives the force of law to several national policies or values. First is the value of allowing a debtor a breathing spell and a fresh start, the chance for a productive future unburdened by past debts and mistakes. Second is the value of a fair distribution of a debtor's property among creditors. The federal bankruptcy system is designed to achieve an orderly, equitable distribution of the debtor's assets under court supervision and compulsion. By contrast, state law on creditors' rights has been called "grab law." Each creditor grabs what it can, and the debtor is dismembered. The swift creditor is rewarded. The slow creditor gets nothing. More...

How To Pick The Best DUI Attorney

Category: Legal
Once you've been charged with a DUI, it's important to look for a good DUI attorney to help you deal with the court proceedings and fight the charge. While DUI attorneys can be found easily, it's important that you shop around for a DUI attorney that meets your needs. More...

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