February 6th, 2010

What Was New this Week on HSH?



Ah yes, time for my favorite post of the week: our weekly recap. Why is it my favorite? It means another week has elapsed, and it’s time for the weekend.

Here what was new this week on


Jobs Lost Since Recession: 8.4 Million“: The numbers look ugly, but the trend is improving.


Have You Considered Paying Back Social Security Benefits?“: If you’re one of the many who chose to collect SS benefits early, this may be a way that you can collect that bigger check.


What’s Your Top Priority — Credit Card or Mortgage?“: More and more Americans are choosing to pay their credit card bill before their mortgage. Are housing preservation efforts to blame?

New Guest Post on ‘Five Cent Nickel’“: has a lot to say about where mortgage rates are headed in 2010, and the 10 most important factors that will influence them. Check it out.


TARP: Tax and Revenue Producing“: Will TARP ever end? Washington keeps changing TARP’s focus, and continues to use its repayment funds for unrelated initiatives. See what has changed this time.


Mortgage Rates Stop Falling, Hold Steady“: Despite the fact that rates are forecasted to rise soon, they’re holding steady.

Now for the new content that was added to

Your Decision to Rent or Buy

The No-Cost Refinance

A Home Equity Loan with No Home Equity?

FHA Loan in Trouble? HUD’s Loss Mitigation Program

What If You Don’t Qualify for HAMP?

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