August 24th, 2011

Wednesday Roundup: Don’t Believe These 3 Mortgage Myths

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Don’t Believe These 3 Mortgage Myths. Mortgage rates are near historic lows. Predictions that credit downgrade for the U.S. would send mortgage rates soaring haven’t come to pass (not yet, at least). So far, there are still chances to get incredibly low mortgage rates, whether you are buying a home, or refinancing your current mortgage. MoneyNing

Pet Insurance Considerations & Cost Comparison. There are a few annoyances that you have to put up with if you live in a pet loving suburb or community. It just goes with the territory. For instance, I was taken aback by one blogger’s lamentation over the fact that her neighbors’ dogs have taken a liking to her lawn, and not in a nice way. The Digerati Life

Stupid Money. I’m currently engrossed in Peter Elkind’s entertaining 2010 book Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer. It’s a laugh-filled, fast-paced look at the life of the former New York attorney general and governor, whose swift rise to the top job in Albany was followed by an even swifter slalom out of elected office, after bombshell disclosures the “Luv Gov” had frolicked with ladies of the night. Five Cent Nickel

4 Ways to Get Your Textbooks For Cheap. The life of a student can be an expensive one, especially when you factor in textbooks that can cost you up to hundreds of dollars. In fact, the average student spends $1,137 on textbooks and course materials, according to collegboard.org. Savvy Sugar

What Can We Learn From The Debt Ceiling Debacle? It’s been around for almost 100 years now, but few of us really knew much about it before the last three months or so. Originally created so that Congress didn’t have to approve every individual expense of World War I, it’s now turned into an extremely polarizing and extremely dangerous piece in the United States’ financial puzzle. Man Vs. Debt

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