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Wikipedia Loan Modification Page Offers Concise Look at History and Current Programs, Ignores Government Failures

I get frequent questions about loan modifications and resources for learning more about available programs. Those interested in learning more about this subject at the heart of the current financial crisis should start with the Wikipedia page entitled “Loan Modification … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Subprime Timeline a Comprehensive (and Opinionated) Resource

I just discovered the Wikipedia Subprime Crisis Impact Timeline that provides a great resource to those trying to understand what this crisis is and how we got here. The timeline spans 40 years from 1968 to the present, including the … Continue reading

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