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December 2011 Archives

Florida consolidation company to refund defrauded consumers

Recently we wrote about a number of mortgage modification scheme advertisers who were targeting struggling consumers through Google, Yahoo and Bing. And now it turns out that a Florida-based company was also making false promises to consumers by taking fees and not following through with promised debt relief.

Simplified credit card agreement could help with debt relief

Credit cards can be great in a pinch, but all that fine print can be hard to understand and what it says can turn your emergency card into a credit nightmare. The dense language typically thrown into credit card agreements can leave consumers with very little power and very little understanding on how they can avoid fees and prevent their interest rate from skyrocketing.

Orlando Mortgage Modification program seen as model for state

With a record number of home owners facing financial hardship and foreclosures on their homes, including many in the Orlando area, many people are looking for alternative ways to pay and lessen their burden. A pilot program for mortgage modification started last year in the Orlando area and not people across the nation are taking note.

Jumbo Florida mortgages may still qualify for loan modifications

Some Florida homeowners incorrectly believe that just because they have an expensive mortgage that they will not be able to qualify for a loan modification. However, while the Home Affordable Modification Program is typically for conforming mortgages, the majority of homeowners who actually do receive modifications do so outside of HAMP. In these situations, homeowners work directly with lenders.

American Airlines files for bankruptcy

One of South Florida's largest employers, American Airlines is also the main airline for bringing tourists to the area. The airline's future is in question now that American Airlines' parent has recently filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11.

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