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Quick Guide to Mortgage Fees

In the midst of all that has occurred in the economy centered on the real estate market, it helps to have a quick guide to mortgage fees in order to know what to expect. In the simplest of terms, a mortgage loan is a loan secured by real property through ...

The Main Things that Mortgage Lenders look For

As you may already know, mortgage lenders are looking for a very specific type of borrower, one that has proven to be responsible with their finances and can comfortably endure the financial burden of a mortgage. And, this certainly holds true in the Orlando mortgage industry. If you meet this ...

Free Yourself from Fees

If you’re a Saving Thousands! with Robert Palmer  fan, you know I’m firmly against fees. The main thing that separates us from other mortgage companies is that we charge no fees. I wish that was the case with many other businesses that seem like they’re out to find every way possible ...

Tips for Getting into the Housing Market This Year

It’s a new year for Saving Thousands! with Robert Palmer which means plenty of new money-saving topics for you. 2012 is also bringing changes to the show. We’ve moved from Sunday at 11 a.m. to Saturday at 8 a.m. on FM 96.5/AM 580 –WDBO. On top of tuning in on ...

Ways to Save Thousands in 2012

Happy new year to all the Saving Thousands! listeners and fans. There’s no better time than today to make a commitment to Saving Thousands! in 2012. Here’s one way that you may not have thought about: shedding those extra pounds can save you a lot of money. SmartMoney provides several ...

End of year moves to save money on your tax bill

It’s the holiday season and the last thing on your mind is probably paying your taxes. But making a few simple and smart moves now will save you money on your tax bill in April, or get you a bigger refund. Clean out your closet and your garage. Donate unwanted ...

Get a Grip on Credit Cards

On this week’s Saving Thousands! with Robert Palmer we delved deeper into the ways the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking out for you. If you don’t know, this new federal agency was formed safeguard consumer protection. The CFPB’s main focus is to make sure consumers know what they ...

Watch out for scams if you’re looking for a HARP refi

The new Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) could be a big opportunity for people who want to refinance their homes. Unfortunately, it could also be a big opportunity for scammers. The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams targeting people looking to use HARP. ...

Shopping sparks scams this holiday season

It’s been a week full of huge shopping days -Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. If you didn’t get out and shop on these big days, don’t worry; there’s still plenty of time to do your holiday shopping. But at this time of the year consumers aren’t the ...

Making sense of the new HARP rules

The big story this week is that the new HARP rules have been released. HARP is the Home Affordable Refinance Program, a government effort to help people refinance their homes. It’s also referred to as the Making Home Affordable program. The first HARP effort was aimed at helping people stay ...

The benefits of credit unions

In October alone 650,000 people fed up with the thought of paying a $5 debit card fee transferred their money from big banks to credit unions! This week on Saving Thousands! with Robert Palmer it was my pleasure to have Mike Bridges from the League of Southeastern Credit Unions on ...

Thousands of people are saying bye-bye to banks and hello to credit unions

If you’re a regular Saving Thousands! with Robert Palmer  listener, you know I’ve been encouraging people to say no to ridiculous bank fees and shop around for better deals. We know people have been voting with their money and their feet, but now we’re seeing some numbers on just how ...

Fall Fiesta fans learn how to Save Thousands

This week on Saving Thousands! with Robert Palmer I took my money-saving tips on the road to WDBO’s Fall Fiesta at Lake Eola Park. I had so much fun doing my show live and taking questions from the crowd as part of the Ask the Experts series. This show gave ...

Holiday shopping that won’t break the bank

The holiday season is creeping up on us. On this week’s edition of Saving Thousands! with Robert Palmer, I tell you why stores are on our your side when it comes to staying on budget this shopping season. But first, if you haven’t heard, your money is safe with a ...

The Ins and Outs of HARP 2.0

Recently the President announced a new set of rules that will help out homeowners who are underwater. The refi program, dubbed HARP 2.0, is not likely to give the help expected. When the original HARP (Home Affordability Refinance Program) was initiated in 2006 it was expected to refinance 5 million ...

Saving money on holiday airfares and things that you pay for but could get for free

On this week’s edition of Saving Thousands! with Robert Palmer I’ll give you some tips on how to find the best fares and save a lot of money.

A money saving challenge

Last week on Saving Thousands! with Robert Palmer I challenged everyone to shop around to find the best possible deal on everything from insurance to cable. This week I’m challenging myself. I’m going to buy rabbit ears for my TV and see how many FREE channels I can get here ...

Battle your bank on debit card fees

Bank fees have been one of my hot-button issues lately. I hate the fact that banks feel like you should pay for the privilege of being one of their customers. The Durbin Amendment was part of a sweeping financial reform and consumer protection act passed by Congress in 2010. The ...

Start a shopping revolution this month

On Saving Thousands! with Robert Palmer I am determined to start a shopping revolution. I’m talking about knowing the best way to spend your money. Shopping around is the best way to get deals and save the most money. In 2005 when money was rolling in, we got lazy, we ...

Mortgage rates hit record lows; beware of special promotions offered by lenders

On the next edition of Save Thousands! with Robert Palmer we’ll talk about today’s low mortgage rates. How low? Try record lows … historic lows … lower than you may ever see again. We entered new territory on Thursday when the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to ...

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