American consumers currently owe around $1 trillion in student loan debt, and many of them are paying it back at a higher interest rate than what you’d pay on a home equity loan. Furthermore, many student loans don’t offer the ability to refinance at a lower rate. So does it make sense for homeowners with student loan debt to take out an equity loan in order to pay off that lingering college debt? [More]
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We’ve written these words too many times to count, but they obviously merit repeating once more: “Never co-sign a loan unless you are prepared and willing to pay back the entire thing — plus interest and penalties — if the other person defaults.” It’s a lesson a New Jersey woman has spent the last four years learning, and who now faces foreclosure because her dead brother was taken by scammers.
The Fed’s recent quarter-point rate cut could either mean more or less cash in your pocket, depending on what you accounts you own. Here is the breakdown:
Got questions about home equity loans and home equity lines of credit (HELOC)? You’re not alone. Thankfully, Bankrate has tons of information about this very topic, and when we say tons… We’re not kidding. This should keep you busy for awhile. —MEGHANN MARCO