How to Spot Home Equity Scams !

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Whether you need to dip into your home’s equity for a new roof or an expansive new kitchen, the equity is important. And just as you would protect a credit card from theft, so should you guard against predatory lenders, too. Here are some common home equity scams, plus tips on how to dodge them. If you think you’re […]

Dollar is Rising, Interest Rates Could Be Next !!

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Since bottoming July 1, the U.S. dollar1 has mounted an impressive rally against virtually every major foreign currency. While many analysts have been predicting a secular appreciation in the U.S. dollar on account of stronger economic fundamentals, the current rally has caused even casual market participants to take notice. While the dollar is currently up over […]

You want to protect yourself from identity theft ?


The US Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as nine million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information to commit fraud or other crimes. Since resolving identity theft can take a lot of time and be very expensive, prevention is the best strategy: • Shred […]

Pros and Cons of REITS


An investment vehicle that has been growing in popularity lately is the Real Estate Investment Trust or REIT. A REIT is a company that lets investors pool funds to invest in real estate. Here’s how to determine if a REIT is right for you… Kamal’s Money Tips: Pros and Cons of REITS from M.Kamal, the […]

Pay the mortgage or invest: which is smarter?


Have you ever wondered which is smarter: To pay off your mortgage or use that money to invest in retirement? Here are a few factors to consider. Kamal’s Money Tips: Pay the mortgage or invest: which is smarter? from M.Kamal, the Mortgage Expert on Vimeo.

Nominal vs. Effective Interest Rate: What’s the Difference?


It’s important to know what type of interest you’re paying when you take out a mortgage. There are basically two types, but each of them is sometimes known by more than one name. Here’s what you need to know. Kamal’s Money Tips: Nominal vs. Effective Interest Rate: What’s the Difference? from M.Kamal, the Mortgage Expert […]

Secret #2 of Superstar Realtors


Welcome to the 2nd secret of Superstar Realtors. In today’s secret, you’ll learn how to market with the dignity and respect you deserve. Watch the 2nd secret here. In next week’s 3rd secret, you’ll learn a tried and true process that that can help you generate all the qualified prospects you can handle. Stay tuned. […]

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Fast


Paying off your mortgage as quickly as possible is a great way to save money, build equity and free up funds for other investments that can lead to financial security. Here’s the fastest way to do it. Kamal’s Money Tips: How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Fast from M.Kamal, the Mortgage Expert on Vimeo.

5 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund


Deciding what to do with your tax refund can be a lot of fun. Who doesn’t like to spend money? But instead of blowing it on things that are guaranteed to lose value—like expensive clothes or a vacation—consider investing your money for the future. Sure, it sounds like less fun, but think of the fun […]

Selling your home?


Are you — or someone you know — planning on selling your home any time soon? If so, today’s tip is for you. Since your home is one of your largest assets, selling it is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. And once you’ve made that decision, you’ll […]

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