The Truth About Student Loan Debt: It May Be a Good Thing…

There are many advantages to a college education even though the average student loan debt of $29,400 may be a very real fear.

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Interview with Business Backer CEO Jim Salters

Mike Ouyang: All right. Well then, I guess let’s just jump in. So Jim thanks for taking the time to do this Q&A session with us here about LendingTree….

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There have been some years recently when few Americans would have counted their mortgages among the blessings they celebrated at Thanksgiving. And, with 1.2 million homes still in foreclosure, all too many won’t be doing so this year. However, for the huge majority, it’s possible once again to be... Read more
If you haven’t refinanced already, you probably had good reasons. Maybe your credit needed a little cleanup. Maybe you needed more time at your job (or to find a job!). Maybe you weren’t sure if you were going to move or stay. Or maybe you just gave birth to... Read more
CEO Doug Lebda speaks to TheStreetTV about the housing market, consumer finance, refinance and the state of Supply and Demand Mismatch in the Housing Market? With March home sells up 1.5%, Doug Lebda states that we’re definitely seeing a housing rebound. Existing home sales were down a little... Read more
After alarming mortgage professionals and borrowers, mortgage rates changed course this week and dropped — confounding analysts like those at the the Mortgage Bankers Association. It’s final forecast of 2012 predicts that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage will average 3.9% in the first quarter of 2013, then gradually rise with an... Read more
In the days leading up to the imposition of sequester-driven cuts, analysts, agencies and think tanks have expressed concern about its effects on housing and mortgage programs. The sequester, if Congress and the President don’t pass a budget, will take place on March 1, 2013. The National Housing Committee... Read more
If you are coughing and wheezing a lot this Spring, chances are you reside somewhere in the southern part of the United States. That’s where many of the “most challenging places to live with allergies” are located, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The 2011 rankings... Read more
The recent security breach of Sony’s PlayStation Network serves as a reminder to all of us that it’s a good idea to regularly check your credit report and credit scores for unusual activity or errors. With so much of our lives being conducted online, it’s important to be diligent about your... Read more
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today marks the 1862 triumph of Mexican soldiers over French invaders in Puebla, Mexico. Since then, Cinco de Mayo has taken a life of its own north of the border, offering the rest of us a chance to celebrate over some cold margaritas or tequila... Read more