2013 Review and 2014 Forecast – Part I: The Last Bubble

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Published on: June 2, 2014

Photo Credit: Glenn Cantor • Stock market crash, right on schedule. Time to Short? • Is the Yellen Fed doing a Roy Young? • China’s Great Wall of Money crumbles. Who will be America’s IMF this time? • Why do they call them Emerging Markets? Because it’s hard to get your money out in an[…]

6 Nonverbal Hacks for Your Website So it Captures Attention and Converts – Copyblogger

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Published on: May 27, 2014

Written by: Vanessa Van Edwards You have 0.05 seconds to make a good first impression online. That’s only 50 milliseconds to hook someone — according to researchers at Carleton University. Most important, this happens before a user reads any of your content. So, you have to capture their attention with your website’s nonverbal cues. Do[…]

An $18 Million Lesson in Handling Credit Report Errors – NYTimes.com

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Published on: May 20, 2014

Your Money By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD   Published: August 2, 2013 254 Comments   Steve Dykes for The New York Times Julie Miller’s credit score topped 800, until Equifax mixed up her credit file. A jury gave her $18.4 million in damages.         Even after sending more than 13 letters to Equifax[…]

Default Mode: How Ocwen Skirts California’s Mortgage Laws

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Published on: May 5, 2014

Capital and Main  | by  David Dayen Posted: 05/05/2014 2:01 pm EDT Updated: 05/05/2014 2:59 pm EDT The following story was reported by Capital and Main and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Lost documents. Incomplete and confusing information. Mysterious fees. Payments received but not applied. Homeowners waiting for a loan modification and suddenly[…]

Mortgage Applications Lowest Since 2000

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Published on: April 30, 2014

by: Jann Swanson   Apr 30 2014, 7:55AM   The week ended April 25 was one of the slowest for mortgage application activity the industry has seen in years.  The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said applications for both purchase mortgages and refinancing decreased and its Market Composite Index, a measure of overall mortgage applications volume,[…]

Types of Short Sale Programs

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Published on: April 21, 2014

Repost – Types of Short Sale Programs by Jonathan Katz There are different types of short sale programs from which you can choose best suited for you. Choosing a short sale program is really critical because selection of wrong program will not only cause the rejection of short sale, but also will waste your time[…]

The Heartbleed Bug

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Published on: April 10, 2014

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private[…]

‘Heartbleed’ Internet security bug is as bad as it sounds

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Published on: April 10, 2014

By Hiawatha Bray   The word “Heartbleed” meant nothing at the start of the week. Today it is one of the hottest topics on the Internet — a simple security bug in an obscure piece of software that could compromise the personal information of millions. And while the Internet’s biggest companies scramble to fix the[…]

Second Home Market Rebounding Strongly

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Published on: April 9, 2014

by: Jann Swanson Apr 7 2014, 11:33AM Although the second home mortgage market experienced a severe decline during the housing downturn, Americans still aspire to buy second homes and have contributed to the growth of the market consistently since it hit its bottom in 2009 Fannie Mae said today.  While most mortgages are still originated[…]

Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites For Fundraising

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Published on: April 9, 2014

Forbes.com Entrepreneurs 5/08/2013 @ 9:00AM 462,637 views Written By: Chance Barnett  Unless you’ve been living in a remote island for the last few years, you’ve heard about crowdfunding or stories of people raising thousands or millions of dollars online. In fact, there’s been so much chatter out there about crowdfunding that people love to throw[…]

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