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Here's the skinny on the recently touted Stimulus Package. It's been introduced and voted on in Congress. "Jan 29, 2008: This bill passed in the House of Representatives by roll call vote. The vote was held under a suspension of the rules to cut debate short and pass the bill, needing a two-thir...
FICO is an acronym for the Fair Isaac Company, but you knew that right? FICO was an independent company a long time ago. They developed the mathematics that reduces us all to mere numbers. It doesn't sound wonderful does it? Actually, being reduced to a number was a good thing. For the firs...
This weekend I was at my local lumber yard picking up a door for my bathroom remodel. Dolan's Lumber employs some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry. I'm a weekend warrior when it really comes to it. I know the right end of the nail, maybe more than most, but I am far from an ...
No They Didn't Not just yet... Yesterday I had a Mortgage Broker come in and proclaim the good news! I don't sit around glued to the TV, Radio or internet all day long, I have actual work to do. I do stream CNBC into my office, and I do read a lot of quality blogs (early in the morning). I don...
One of the options you might have in avoiding foreclosure is sometimes called Forbearance. It's often spelled with an e (Forebearance) probably because of it's relation to Foreclosure. Forbearance or more accurately, a Forbearance Agreement is exactly that. It's an agreement between you and the...
Ok, so it wasn't a real challenging interview, I wasn't really grilled, but it was fun to do. To be honest , I had read just a couple of the interviews but it wasn't until I was asked for my interview that I realized the who's who that I am following. Here's a link to my interview: LINK My na...
Before the market opened today the Feds announced a .75% drop in the Fed Funds Rate and the Discount Rate. At the open the DJIA was at one point down over 500 points! If you are keeping score at home, here's what your scorecard should look like: Fed Funds Rate: 3.5% Discount Rate: 4% Prime Rate...
It's 9:23 AM here in the San Francisco Bay Area.The sun is shining - the birds are chirping - life is good.Almost.I am having some technical difficulties with software on a server. The tech support people are wonderfully helpful. I have a problem though. They are not local. They happen to all...
No, not California Deamin'...That's the Mamas and the Papas. California Lien -ing Time and time again I am asked which liens get paid off first. I'm not smart enough to know all this from rote so I went to my local title company for answers. Want to play a game? Number the following from 1 to ...
The question came up yesterday on how I read so many different blogs and so many posts daily and NOT spend all day doing it. My answer... Google's Feed Reader Let's see if a video might help explain