It's really difficult to earn the worst possible FICO score, requiring a perfect storm of bad luck and bad decisions.
When helping someone out becomes enabling, you owe it to yourself to stop bailing them out.
As falling prices push homes into negative equity, past borrowing against the property digs the hole even deeper.
If you can pay it off quickly, a payday loan may be the way to go. Be careful, though.
In affected states, cut-rate loans for homeowners who hustle.
Some big banks provide a product that's not quite as loathsome as a payday loan, but it's close, and it may become more widely available.
By taking a loan before the current market dips, workers essentially locked in some of their gains -- as if they'd simply made the decision to sell high.
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