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Reports: Housing Market Showed Marked Improvement

By Bill Fay | July 2, 2012

After several challenging economic years, the sluggish housing market is said to be on the mend as the number of total home sales show a sales gain. In fact, economists…

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U.S. College Students Consumed by Credit Card Debt

By Bill Fay | July 2, 2012

The results are troubling for economists. In a country riddled with consumer debt — the next generation of American consumers, college students, seem to be following in their parents’ footsteps,…

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Credit Agency: Some Mortgage Modification Strategies Better than Others

By Bill Fay | July 2, 2012

Fallout from the collapse of the U.S. housing market is ongoing, and consumers are only now beginning to learn the effectiveness of various mortgage modification strategies that they used after…

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Veterans Struggle as Much as Other Americans when Wrestling Debt

By Bill Fay | July 2, 2012

Veterans and active duty service members of the U.S. military and their families are struggling as much as everyone else in America with substantial financial problems in the wake of…

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Congress Steps Up, Keeps Stafford Loan Rates at 3.4 percent

By Bill Fay | July 2, 2012

It came down to the wire, but Congress finally voted to help out millions of current and former college students who have accumulated up to $1 trillion in student loans.…

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  2. http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2012/06/existing-home-sales-constrained-by-tight-supply-in-may-prices-continue-to-gain
  3. O’Toole, J. (2012). Home sales slow slightly. Retrieved from: http://money.cnn.com/2012/06/21/real_estate/home-sales/index.htm
  4. Kiplinger (2012). http://www.kiplinger.com/businessresource/economic_outlook/
  5. Gordon, M. (2012). 30-year mortgage rate rises to 3.71%. Retrieved from: http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/housing/story/2012-06-14/mortgage-rates-rise/55594378/1
  6. The Associated Press (2012) A look at the US housing market, at a glance, A look at US housing reports that point to a slow and steady recovery. Retrieved from:
  7. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/look-us-housing-market-glance-165732590.html