A new survey also finds that the majority don't contribute as much as they think they should to their workplace retirement plans.
Only about 30,000 are expected to get these interest-free loans, which can eventually be forgiven by the Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program.
A reader's parents maintain a revolving loan account for the grown kids -- just in case they need some extra money.
With the economy still sour, an online pawnbroker gets a cash infusion from some big names in an attempt to tap the middle-class market.
Even though it's usually thought of as the very last resort for personal finance, more Americans are borrowing from their 401ks.
In yet another sign the credit crunch may be ending, some banks are offering loans to consumers with shaky credit.
The bipartisan proposal would make borrowing harder but repayment easier.
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