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Healing All Homeowners

Iris Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Martin

We will make them care. You will stay in your home. There is light at the end of the tunnel and you will prevail. Judges all over the country are on your side.

Homeowner, Don't Let the Wolf in Your Door!

Iris Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Martin

Foreclosure firms are so used to actions just going through unopposed. Now people are paying attention and pointing out the gaps.

"We were trained to mislead borrowers"

Adam Lioz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Lioz

One every 13 seconds. That's how many families are losing their homes to foreclosure. More than 8 million families are at risk. And, this is no...

Editorial: Obama's Housing Plan "Won't Fix The Problem"

New York Times | JOHN D. GEANAKOPLOS and SUSAN P. KONIAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TO stanch the hemorrhage of foreclosures, we don't need another bailout. What we need is a fix -- and the wisdom to see what is in our own self-intere...

The Simplest Plan For Helping Homeowners

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

By offering short-term loans, the government would be using taxpayer money wisely to stimulate banks to reform their lending practices.

No Tough Love for Wall Street

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

For all the brave talk about transparency and accountability Geithner gave the swindlers who got us into this mess yet another blank check to buy up the "toxic assets" they gleefully created.

Open Letter to My Mortgage Companies

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Francine Hardaway

No, I don't want to move in with my daughters. I want to ask you to re-finance my mortgage at the current value of my house at a 4.2% rate, like everyone in Congress is suggesting.

Weekly Audit: Stimulus Stagnation Economy NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

One of the left's major problems with the stimulus package: the corporate "net operating loss carryback" giveaway.

What I Gained by Losing in Madoff

Geneen Roth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Geneen Roth

I wish I could say I had reservations about Madoff before The Call, but I did not. Besides, everything about which I "knew better"--stocks, advisors, real estate--was also disastrous.

A Spiritual Perspective on the Economic Meltdown

Gary Zukav | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Zukav

The global economic recession of 2008 did not begin with events that occurred in 2008 but it was triggered by some of them. The most easy to identify...

Mortgage Re-Default Rates. Be Scared. Be Very Scared.

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

Comptroller of the Currency John C. Dugan spoke before the 3rd Annual National Housing Forum of the Treasury's Office of Thrift Supervision today. He ...

Record 1 In 10 Homeowners In Serious Mortgage Trouble

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A record one in 10 American homeowners with a mortgage were either at least a month behind on their payments or in foreclosure at t...

Recession: We're All in This Together

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

My circle of friends used to be all about playdates and family barbecues. Now our conversations inevitably turn survival: Chapter 13, employment, foreclosures, how to make your lender listen.

Change We Can Bank On

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

This is not change we can believe in -- not if Robert Rubin or his protégé, Lawrence Summers, get to call the shots on the economy in Obama's incoming administration.

Hi My Name is America and I'm a Credit Addict: 12-Step Program for the Financial Crisis

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hoyt Hilsman

In light of all the six-step, eight-step and ten-step proposals floating around Washington, I thought I'd offer the following twelve-step program for recovery from the financial crisis.

US foreclosure filings up 71 percent in 3Q

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of homeowners ensnared in the foreclosure crisis grew by more than 70 percent in the third quarter of this year compared...

It's the Cash Flow, Stupid

Ike Eze | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ike Eze

Over the next year or so, almost one trillion dollars could be injected into the banking and financial system. It almost seems like play money. Millio...

Can't Sell That House!

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roseanne Colletti

Can't Sell That House! If someone tells you a "seller carryback" is a good idea--and I heard it on the radio the other day--run screaming from t...

26 Days Out: Pay No Attention to the Embarrassingly Horrible Economic Plan Behind the Curtain

Jesse Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jesse Lee

McCain and his campaign spent Wednesday boasting about his latest big, bold, erratic econonomic plan. Then something happened - everybody looked at it and realized it was awful.

Seth Colter Walls

In Debate, McCain Touted Mortgage Plan Already Proposed By Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was the first question of the evening: how to turn the economy around and help those ensnared in the housing crisis. And in John McCain's first ans...

Boston Tea Party, 2008

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

How dare you throw that tea into Boston Harbor! Such is the anti-democratic arrogance of telling us if we don't instantly give Wall Street $700 billion, then we are destroying America.

A Fox to Protect the Henhouse?

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

The marriage of highly concentrated corporate power with an authoritarian state that services the politico-economic elite at the expense of the people is more accurately referred to as "financial fascism."

Spend Your Way Out of Debt America: The government's solution to Wall Street's crisis is--surprise, surprise-- borrowing more money.

David Sax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Sax

For all the talk about the fundamentals of the American worker or $1000 tax rebates for middle class families, the candidates should really square up and talk about weaning America off the debt teat.

Villa Leopolda And Fannie Mae: Financing Your $750M Home

The Wealth Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Wealth Report takes a look at the recent reported purchase of the French Riviera Villa Leopolda for $750 million by an unnamed Russian. The blog e...

Cheaper Mortgage: Knock 9 Years Off, Easily

Chelsea Green | Rob Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The following is from the Introduction to the forthcoming second edition of Mortgage Free!: Innovative Strategies for Debt-free Home Ownership by Rob ...