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CA News Logo Winter 2006: Housing Report Consumer Action News takes an in-depth look at some important housing topics, including predatory lending, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan reform and the controversial "exotic" mortgages as well as stories to help people consider whether they should buy a home or continue to rent, and whether to sell or rent their homes if they have to move. (Tuesday, December 12, 2006)

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Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Chinese)

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Chinese). The “Money Management 1-2-3: Be Smart About Money All Your Life” series focuses on basic money management skills at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level. Part two, Achieving Financial Goals, addresses updating your budget, accumulating a nest egg and protecting your assets. Topics include budgeting and debt management, saving and investing, homeownership and insurance.

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Vietnamese)

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Vietnamese). The “Money Management 1-2-3: Be Smart About Money All Your Life” series focuses on basic money management skills at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level. Part two, Achieving Financial Goals, addresses updating your budget, accumulating a nest egg and protecting your assets. Topics include budgeting and debt management, saving and investing, homeownership and insurance.

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Korean)

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Korean). The “Money Management 1-2-3: Be Smart About Money All Your Life” series focuses on basic money management skills at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level. Part two, Achieving Financial Goals, addresses updating your budget, accumulating a nest egg and protecting your assets. Topics include budgeting and debt management, saving and investing, homeownership and insurance.

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Spanish)

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals (Spanish). La serie Money Management 1-2-3, contiene consejos para tomar decisiones financieras prudentes en cada etapa de la vida y ofrece los fundamentos para desarrollar habilidades financieras en la etapa inicial, intermedia y avanzada. La parte DOS, Logre sus metas financieras, aborda temas sobre la actualización de su presupuesto, el ahorro para acumular capital y la protección de sus activos. Algunos de los temas son: la preparación de un presupuesto, administración de la deuda, el ahorro y las inversiones.

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals

Money Management 1-2-3: TWO: Achieving Financial Goals. The “Money Management 1-2-3: Be Smart About Money All Your Life” series focuses on basic money management skills at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level. Part two, Achieving Financial Goals, addresses updating your budget, accumulating a nest egg and protecting your assets. Topics include budgeting and debt management, saving and investing, homeownership and insurance.

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Busted Cover ArtBusted 

"Busted: Life Inside the Great Mortgage Meltdown" is a personal and journalistic look at the free-wheeling lending that led to our nation's housing crisis. A veteran New York Times economics reporter, Edmund L. Andrews was intimately aware of the dangers posed by easy mortgages…

Home Rich Cover ArtHome Rich 

Your home is the single most valuable thing you can own, yet making it pay can intimidate and confuse even the savviest investor. Finance expert Gerri Willis leads you step-by-step through the entire experience of buying, maintaining, and selling a home, and shows you…

House Lust Cover ArtHouse Lust 

Blending social commentary with reporting, House Lust is a funny and disturbing portrait of the behaviors that drove the greatest real estate boom in history—and its eventual bust.

Owning a home has long been considered the fulfillment of the American Dream. But in…

The New Complete Book of Home Buying Cover ArtThe New Complete Book of Home Buying  The New Complete Book of Home Buying can help you find the best houses and avoid the lemons in today'schanging housing market. Information is offered on how to use the Internet effectively, whether to buy a new or existing home and what to watch for…

How to Buy a Home Cover ArtHow to Buy a Home 

It's hard to think about buying a home, especially if you are a newcomer who lacks the knowledge of the U.S. housing market or the language skills to handle negotiations. Where do you begin? How do you know if you're ready? What forms must…

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