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This site offers a one-stop toolbox of educational information and personal finance tips designed to help individuals in making smart financial decisions and better choices for their money. Individuals can learn about saving, borrowing, and managing credit, as well as how to get a free credit More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 2/19/2013
Explains how reverse mortgages (RMs) can help older homeowners who are “house-rich but cash-poor” remain in their homes and still meet their financial obligations. Explains how the three types of RMs work: single-purpose, federally-insured, and proprietary; and how to get a good deal, and where to More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure
Date: 2/22/2013
Cautions homeowners about so-called specialized law firms who urge them to participate in "mass joinder" lawsuits against their mortgage lenders as a way to get favorable loan modifications and stop foreclosure. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Fact Sheet
Date: 2/22/2013
If you need money to pay bills or make home improvements, and think the answer is in refinancing, a second mortgage, or a home equity loan, consider your options carefully. If you can't make the required payments, you could lose your home as well as the equity you've built up. This article More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Checklist Tools Website
Date: 3/28/2012
The article explains reverse mortgages and highlights their risks. Reverse mortgages are complex loans, and are secured by your home. It is important to understand their terms, risks, and costs before you sign a reverse mortgage contract. It is also important to consider alternatives to reverse More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This website, and downloadable brochure, provides information on how mortgage modification programs can help those at risk of foreclosure save their home. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Brochure Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This website provides information that may be helpful to consumers, financial institutions, and the community groups working with them on foreclosure-related issues. More information...
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This special edition of FDIC Consumer News puts special focus on staying focused and avoiding costly decisions during major life events. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This website helps you to identify agencies that will provide information, counseling assistance with homeownership issues including financing and mortgages. If you are facing foreclosure, use this site to identify a local foreclosure avoidance counselor. More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
If you are having difficulty making your mortgage payment, one of the most important things you can do is seek assistance. This website provides information and links to agencies and organizations that may be able to help you with mortgage payments and keep your home. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012