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Student Loan Debt Should be Forgiven - Does the amount of student loan debt have an effect on the economy. If so would forgiving student loan debt help lower the national debt or would it just increase it. According to Mary Claire Fischer, a writer for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, “two-thirds of students who receive bachelor’s degrees leave college with an average debt of twenty-six thousand dollars” (Fischer). This means that the average student debt has doubled since 2007 (Ross 24). The total student loan debt is $1.2 trillion with $1 trillion being from federal student loans (Denhart)....   [tags: Student Loan Debt Essays]
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The Government Should NOT Forgive Student Loan Debt - An education is one of the most important tools a person can acquire. It gives them the skills and abilities to obtain a job, earn a wage, and then use that wage to better their lives and the lives of their loved ones. However, due to the seemingly exponential increase in the costs of obtaining a college degree, students are either being driven away entirely from earning a degree or taking out student loans which cripple their financial prospects well after graduation. Without question, the increasing national student loan debt is one of the most pressing economic issues the United States is dealing with, as students who are debt ridden are not able to consume and invest in the economy....   [tags: Student Loan Debt Essays]
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Stopping Home Foreclosures and Loan Failures - There are two dichotomous problems facing the American economy today. First, how do we stop home foreclosures and, ultimately, loan failures in the country as a whole. Second, how do we encourage the flow of money from the banking industry to the public in order to enable free and aggressive economic growth through spending. It is clear the American economy has grown faster than the individual citizens can pay for. Without the utilization of consumer and industrial credit, continued economic growth will be, at best, slowed and, at worst, entirely stymied....   [tags: Foreclosures, Loan Failures, economy, USA, credit,] 2491 words
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Default on a Loan - The study defines “default” is a risk to the repayment history of borrowers where the borrowers are missed at least three installments in 24 months. This showed a symbol and indication of borrower behavior will actually default to cease all repayments. This definition does not mean that the borrower had entirely stopped paying the loan and therefore been referred to collection or legal processes; or from an accounting perspective that the loan had been classified as bad or doubtful, or actually written-off (Pearson & Greeff, 2006)....   [tags: borrower, repayment, financial hardship] 1780 words
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Project Finance and Loan Analysis - ... A banker also sees the educational background and experience of the borrower to see the borrower’s hands on experience.  Credit Capacity: Capacity questions whether the borrower would be able to repay the loan amount or not. The banker will conduct a full credit analysis, including a detailed review of financial statements and personal finances to assess the ability of the borrower to repay.  Collateral: Collateral means the security which the borrower will provide against the loan. The collateral amount is usually larger than the amount borrowed....   [tags: financial plan, credit risk] 1669 words
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FHA Loan Requirements and Qualifications - Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned home buyer, it is important to be aware of the requirements, policies and procedures that could potentially assist you with your home buying needs. As frequently evidenced, the housing rules keep changing. The government keeps proposing new funding programs and the stipulations that need to be met by buyers are ever changing. Staying abreast on these details will help ensure you have a smooth and valuable home buying experience. A major funding agency that home buyers should take advantage of is the Federal Housing Administration, also known as the FHA....   [tags: fha, mortgage, housing loans] 749 words
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A Loan Versus A Sale - A Loan Versus A Sale Enron’s Case of fraudulent transactions with the banking firm of Merill Lynch proves to be a perfect example of how loans are used to boost sales while in fact they’re technically not sales. In 2004 the “Nigerian barge” transaction ensued with Enron selling electricity-generating power barges to Merill Lynch. A huge sale as the company executives recorded it but it turns out it was actually a loan rather than a sale and that Enron did not actually earned from the transaction thus the investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2004....   [tags: Fraudulent Transactions, Banking Firm]
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Students Dowing in Loan Debt - Student loans are money a person borrows for school and must repay with interest. There are thousands of students taking out loans in our country every day, some from private lenders, others from the government. Since 1996 our student loan borrowing has jumped 40% in the last decade. (StudentLoans.gov 20 March 2014). Studies show that student aid debt has been growing steadily from 1996 to 2009. A 2010 survey, forty five percent American families hold student loan debt. College tuition and fees are growing at a constant rate....   [tags: interest, education, forgiveness] 1309 words
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Consumers Using Payday Loan - There are only a few sources of credit for low-income consumers with a high risk of default, such as the payday loan. The payday loan is the type of short-term consumer loan where a consumer borrows a small amount with a one-time fee of 12-18% of the loan principal. While the transaction seems reasonable in isolation, the actual annual interest rate borrowers will face is substantial. This paper will discuss the existence of demand for the payday loan in spite of its significantly high fee in two distinct economic models: the neoclassical model of economics and the behavioral economics....   [tags: risk, low-income, economic] 927 words
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Cash Advance Loan Companies - Having hundreds of online loan companies giving short term capital advances, finding a capital advance mortgage company is straightforward and straightforward after you are usually tight having online and computers. Ever since economic become softer down, your pay day loan trade may be raising at a immediate pace substantially in the united states. With plenty of and a great deal of Americans looking at short-run funds in order to tide about capital emergencies, your financial area provides identified the following being an excellent chance to make a effective buck at your price of your borrowers....   [tags: Financial Debts, Capital Advances] 1110 words
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Forgiving Student Loan Debt - ... The military has its own loan forgiveness program. Another thing that the military has is strict rules about who can be in the military. People in the military rather it is the Army or the National Guard have to be healthy. It is not someone’s fault if they are not in perfect condition because for the most part our health is out of our hands. Basic things like not smoking can help prevent someone from being unhealthy, but no one can avoid their family history when it comes to their health. The best options right now for a student with debt is to apply to the Income-Based Repayment Plan or the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program if going into a public service job....   [tags: economy, graduate, repayment]
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Student Loan Debt - Student Loan Debt It is a norm and expectation in society today for students to pursue higher education after graduating from high school. College tuition is on the rise, and a lot of students have difficulty paying for their tuitions. To pay for their tuitions, most students have to take out loans and at the end of four years, those students end up in debt. Student loan debts are at an all time high with so many people graduating from college, and having difficulties finding jobs in their career fields, so they have difficulties paying off their student loans and, they also don’t have a full understanding of the term of the loans and their options if they are unable to repay....   [tags: tuitions, college, financial aid]
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Reducing Foreclosures By Increasing Loan Modifications - Reducing Foreclosures By Increasing Loan Modifications There are several solutions available that can be applied to America's current foreclosure crisis, however, above them all, it is imperative that we dedicate ourselves to one of the most effective and successful methods to combat it. Loan modifications are common resolutions to foreclosure and has been for many years. However and unfortunately, it is not nearly utilized as much as it can be in our country. Loan modifications provide a winning solution not only to the person taking out the loan, be for the lender as well....   [tags: Economics] 999 words
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Apple Computer's Loan - Details of requested loan Apple Computer s needs a loan amounting to one-fourth (25%) of current shareholders’ equity as of December 31, 2002. This translates to $1.024 billion and will raise the company debt level to $3.223 billion. The loan is expected to enable the company carry out long-term asset expansion and will carry an interest at the prime rate plus one percent payable annually at December 31. The principal repayment when the note comes due in ten years (January 2013). Granting this loan will raise the company’s debt to equity level from the current 54% to 79%....   [tags: financial analysis] 987 words
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A Helping Hand: My Loan Recipient - ... Liya was so young and already had such a tough life. She began selling vegetables at the market to provide for her and her family. Later on, Liya got married and had four children. Her husband’s business failed which ultimately ended her marriage. He was unable to provide for their family so he ended up leaving them. Liya learned about FINCA at the market one day and joined the nearest Village Bank. Liya began improving her business with only one loan. She increased her stock and began carrying a wide variety of vegetables which helped increase her profits....   [tags: girl from Lusaka, Zambia] 763 words
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Policy Proposal: Student Loan Default - Along with scholarships, fellowships, and grants, student loans are an important method of financing post-secondary education. With tuition costs rising, more students are borrowing to pay for college education today. However, not all students realize the burden of paying back their student loans. Many are defaulting. Moreover, individual borrowers are not the only ones who face the consequences of the loan default. The federal government recovers around 80% of the total defaulted amount of student loans, losing billions of dollars each year....   [tags: student debt, education reform, finance]
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Federal Student Loan Repayment Program - Introduction Education is the key to a prosperous future. Educating the nation translates to more economic growth and better management of resources. For this reason, governments have been loaning student’s cash to help them acquire education. Federal student loan repayment is a package intended to help students repays their federally covered loans with ease. This program allows government agencies to repay their employee loans. The logic behind this is to allow these agencies to have qualified employees working for them....   [tags: cost of higher education] 603 words
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Loan Officer: Helping to Build a Better World - One of the most important decisions that any high school student or young adult has to make is deciding what they want to spend the rest of their life doing. Coming into this year I didn't have a clue what I wanted to have as my career. Obviously everybody has their dream job, mine being a pro basketball player overseas, but everybody needs a backup plan if their dreams do not pan out. Recently, I started researching certain careers and taking tests ,such as the WISCareers interest inventory, to decide what career would fit my interests the best....   [tags: Career Essays]
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Why Jim Won't Give KiraFlour the TFC Loan - A business, as John Mackey argued, has an obligation to serve the community, therefore, if an investment has more harms than benefits, it should not be made. The traces of E-coli found in KiraFlour’s products could be a form of corruption that the TCA, whose certification isn’t needed, uses to receive bribes. However, if E-coli is in their products, then the result would be detrimental to society, KiraFlour and AgreFund. Although not found in the due diligence process, the TFC found that KiraFlour was selling unlicensed products....   [tags: corruption in Tanzanian business] 613 words
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Lincoln Savings and Loan Crisis and the Keating Five - The Savings and Loans Crisis of the 1980’s and early 90’s created the greatest banking collapse since the Great Depression in 1929. Over half the S & L’s failed, along with the FSLIC fund that was created to insure their deposits. From 1986 to 1989, the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corp. (FSLIC) closed 296 institutions with assets totaling $125 billion. With the creation of the Resolution Trust Corp. (RTC) in 1989 an additional 747 thrifts with assets totaling $394 billion were closed. That is a combined total of $519 billions in assets that contributed to a massive restructuring of the number of firms in the industry as stated by Curry & Shibut (2000)....   [tags: Ethics]
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Student Loan Forgiveness for Public Health Workers - Problem Statement: Now that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has finally been fully implemented, millions of Americans will now have access to health care coverage and to health care services. As a country, we are now able to begin the transformation from a “sick care” system into one that centers on prevention and health promotion. People that were once denied coverage, those who did not have employee health benefits, or those who were too financially insecure to afford premiums are now able to seek care, and the medical and public health workforces must adapt to accommodate these increasing numbers by increasing their own....   [tags: Policy Propososal]
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The Student Loan Scam -     Every member of this class, this university, this collegiate atmosphere, has most likely accumulated debt to achieve higher education. I certainly had the feeling that entering into the University of Massachusetts as a freshmen this year would involve relatively little debt which I would pay off upon graduation–a simple affair in which I received an education for a fair price. Yet, looking even at the comparatively “small” expenditures I have to deal with, examples of educators, students, and parents all paint a portrait of the devastating and deceiving nature of debt involved in the collegiate system in this country....   [tags: Student Debt Scam 2014]
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Important Elements of a Written Loan Policy - Assignment # 4 1)     One of the most important ways a bank can make sure its loans meet regulatory standards and are profitable is by establishing a written loan policy. A loan policy gives loan officers and the bank’s management specific guidelines in making some loan decisions and in shaping the over all portfolios of the bank. The following are the most important elements of a Written Loan Policy;      1.     Statements of Lending: A statement that defines the type of loan, its maturities, quality and the size of loans....   [tags: essays research papers] 1170 words
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The Roaring Twenties and The Savings and Loan Crisis - The Roaring Twenties and The Savings and Loan Crisis The movie It's A Wonderful Life starts off in the town of Bedford Falls in the time period just prior to the Great Depression. (I will discuss the Great Depression in more detail in a later essay). It is a prosperous time-the "Roaring Twenties." Many people have invested money in the stock market and are earning quite a bit of money, there are many parties had by all with music, food and drinks, and good company and fun. There are also an abundance of inventions (such as the radio) being introduced into the economy....   [tags: American History Economics]
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How to Solve the Foreclosure Crisis: The Government Home Loan Option - How to Solve the Foreclosure Crisis: The Government Home Loan Option The foreclosure crisis was not an occurrence that could have been foreseen by most. During 2007 and 2008, gas prices were soaring at their highest since the late 1980’s, averaging around $3.50-$4.00 per gallon across the nation. The increase in gas prices caused many lower class and middle class citizens and families to suffer significantly. This led to a heavy decrease in frivolous spending in most regions, causing a domino effect of various businesses cutting employment and wages, following with a sharper decrease in economic spending, and the delay of the construction industry which resulted in the slowdown of the timbe...   [tags: Housing] 1116 words
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American Needs a Medical School Application Loan Program - American Needs a Medical School Application Loan Program For more than a year, a large part of my time has been spent applying to medical schools. I have dedicated much energy to prepare for and take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), obtain multiple letters of recommendation from my professors, interview for a health professions committee letter of recommendation from my university, complete and submit the applications, and interview at various medical schools. Although this process proved to be a positive experience, the extraordinary cost of applying to medical schools poses a danger of limiting individuals with limited financial resources....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 894 words
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How to Start a Commercial Finance Company? - Currently all the small business houses or the SMEs are praising the support of commercial finance companies all over the world. Mostly these financial organizations are established to provide loan or financial support to a variety of business needs to commercial customers. They have no provision for the general people as they only target business clients. Ranging from small retail stores to the manufacturing firms can obtain loans. Professionals like doctors, dentists, lawyers, etc can also apply for loans from these lenders to expand their in-house business....   [tags: loan, financial, customers, business] 518 words
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Culminating Project: My FINCA Recipient - ... She was only able to fund college tuition for one of her five children and lives in a mud house that was built by her deceased husband. Because of Rhoda’s bad hand at the birth lottery her children have suffered the consequences and that really spoke to me. Funding a FINCA loan for Mrs. Mwale provided her with the funds to buy more vegetables to support her living through a vegetable stand. Although Rhoda has had some minor setbacks such as the collapse of her home, forcing her to move in with her son and three grandchildren, she is thriving due to the loan....   [tags: microfinance loan opportunity] 577 words
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Under What Circumstances Is Micro-Financing Successful? - Background: Granting small loans to poor people in order to help them start their own business and fight poverty became extremely popular among the modern world. Started as a project, micro-financing became world’s greatest fighting tool against the poverty, and is described as the foundation of financial support to poverty-stricken individuals or groups without any access to regular banking. The beginning of modern micro-finance is assigned to Dr. Mohammad Yunus who started it with lending loans to poor women in the village of Jobra, Bangladesh in the 1970s....   [tags: poverty, loan, standards, impact] 1030 words
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The Rise of the Cronies - ... Crony capitalism crumbles the economy and prevents these small businesses from being innovative. The big businesses are becoming richer and more powerful which makes it difficult to create new jobs. In continuation, some may ask why the economic tide continues to go out. Inflation is up and disposable personal income is down. Disposable personal income is still governed as one of the many economic indicators because it is used as a criterion to determine the overall state of the economy....   [tags: capitalism, economy, tax, loan]
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Predatory Business Practices - This module described various predatory practices by businesses. Using scholarly resources, describe some specific examples of predatory practices. Should the debtor or borrower bear some responsibility, at least in some instances. Explain why or why not. Predatory business practice is an unethical, predatory approach that a business undertakes to control the market or maximize profit. There are several predatory practices in play today like predatory lending, predatory mortgage servicing, predatory borrowing, predatory pricing etc....   [tags: Business, Abusive Loan Terms]
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Lender of Last Resort Activites by National Banking Era Institutions - The United States banking and financial system, between the adoption of the National Banking Act and the establishment of the Federal Reserve System in 1914, was in a constant state of evolution. This period was also marked by numerous banking panics with major panics or crises in 1873, 1893, and 1907, and minor or what Elmus Wicker referred to as “incipient” banking panics in 1884 and 1890 (2000). The panics of 1884 and 1890 are referred to as incipient because there was no general loss of depositor confidence in either New York or the interior banks....   [tags: loan certificate, banking system, treasury]
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Legal Ethical and Social values of Student loans - Introduction The current student loan issue is a complex crisis with multiple culprits as well as victims. For one, academic institutions in and of itself cannot deny their responsibility for instigating the crisis. For example, when was the last time, at least in recent years, that anyone heard of a university actually lowering their tuition fees. In reality, year after year the trend has been for universities to increase rates. In fact, according to Larry Abramson of NPR, “tuition and other costs have been going up faster than inflation, and family incomes can’t keep up" (2012)....   [tags: Student Loan Issues, College, Education]
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Department of Education is Not a Charity - The current system of providing federally funded financial aid to students is in jeopardy. The programs debt level is rapidly increasing, and there seems that to be no end in sight. As the price of tuition continues to rise; so does the number of loan applications. Each year, twenty million people will attend college, and of these individuals, twelve million will borrow money to cover their costs (Lanza). These individuals come from a wide range of backgrounds, and have multiple options that they can pursue to finance their college career....   [tags: financial aid, financial independence, loan]
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The green deal - The Green Deal is a policy launched by the Department of for Energy and Climate Change in the United Kingdom that aims to take a large step towards greater energy efficiency. This measure was initially discussed in 2011 but officially launched in June of 2012. The United Kingdom has an energy consumption rate of nearly 3000 kgoe per annum, which is reasonably high (See Appendix 1). The deal ultimately provides consumers with energy efficient techniques that would cost less than standard equipment in the long term....   [tags: energy consumption, energy loan, UK]
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Business Law Usury - By investigating the problem of usury debt in today's economy the researcher is faced with the need to clearly define the scope of credit or loan itself. On the one hand, the debt as an economic category is a rather narrow and specific object: it encompasses the totality of relations about borrowing money, material assets and their return. On the other hand, these relations are inconceivable outside of social reproduction in its capitalist form. According to the point of view of classical political economy reproduction is constant renewal, continuous repetition of the production process....   [tags: Credit, Loan, Usury Debt, Economy, Money]
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College Is Not Worth It: The Fleecing of America's Youth - Kris, a wife and a mother, worries about the increasing cost of higher education. She and her husband have a two year old daughter whom they are determined to send to college. They want their daughter to succeed in life, but they have to weigh the complications of going to college as well. “I have always thought about college as a “catch 22”...You’re taught from a young age that in order to achieve the “American Dream” you must graduate high school and go to college,” Kris contemplates (Kris 5).Throughout Kris’s ten years of experience with college, she has seen the tuition increase to shocking heights....   [tags: STEM, student loan debt, scam, scandal]
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Letter Of Credit - LETTER OF CREDIT Definition: Letter of Credit can be defined as a binding document that a buyer can request from his bank in order to guarantee that the payment for goods will be transferred to the seller. Basically, a letter of credit gives the seller reassurance that he will receive the payment for the goods. In order for the payment to occur, the seller has to present the bank with the necessary shipping documents confirming the delivery of goods within a given time frame. It is often used in international trade to eliminate risks such as unfamiliarity with the foreign country, customs, or political instability....   [tags: About Research Paper Loan Banking] 1989 words
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Hematal - Problem: Dr. Rini's main and immediate problem is whether to decide on further giving credit to the boy's family or not. It is influenced by the following critical factors: 1. Hematal's cash flow problem limits Hematal's decision on giving further credit to the boy's family or not. It has been proved in the case that the family is very poor and won't be able to pay right away and most probably won't be able to pay anymore considering also the increasing hospitalization bills. This fact is important because Hematal will already have to consider writing off of the family's debt, which further affects the company's cash position in the future when she gives additional credit....   [tags: Case Study Analysis Finance Loan Credit] 1728 words
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Banking Services for Personal Customers - A. Introduction We are interested in the loan services in the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) because nowadays a lot of people have impulsive consumer behavior to bring about a loan. We think that loan services are important to finance a vacation or to make a tax payment, depending on the needs of the customer. We will search the website of HSBC to find the useful information of loan services. It is because the information of HSBC is believable and useful.   B. Features / Characteristics of the Banking Products or Services We choose the personal installment loan and revolving credit facility....   [tags: Reasearch, Products, Services]
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Financial Aid: Old Methods May Not Be the Best Methods - The banking credit crisis of 2008 highlighted the issues of students and parents becoming limited in their options for both obtaining and repaying student loans. Scrutiny regarding misuse of governmental loan subsidy funds by lending institutions and for-profit colleges was occurring. Student debt loads were at an all-time high. High unemployment meant students could not make payments on the loans and were defaulting at record rates. The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA) proposed in 2008 and passed in 2009 rewrote student financial aid rules in a positive way and outmoded the ineffective old student loan system....   [tags: Student Loans]
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Payday Loans: Playing Families Like an Instrument - According to CareerBuilder.com, a whopping 61% of American households lived paycheck to paycheck in 2009. That number is huge, especially since only 49% lived that way in 2008, and only 41% in 2007. Whether it is due to losing one or both household incomes or simply a reduction in the household incomes, the statistic is staggering. With families not able to adequately save for any unexpected expense that may arise, they are finding that more often than not there is more month than money. So what happens when the rent/mortgage payment is due, groceries need to be purchased, and then the car breaks down....   [tags: Finance ] 912 words
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CSR Program Proposal for Columbia Bank - MEMORANDUM Subject: CSR Program Proposal for Columbia Bank This memorandum proposes a corporate social responsibility program for Columbia Bank with a focus on student loan debt in our community. This CSR program could be implemented in addition to the community and customer events currently arranged on the branch level. Columbia Bank, and the local communities we serve, would greatly benefit from offering a CSR program that focuses on educating high school students, college students, parents and any potential borrower on the long-term implications of excessive student loan debt....   [tags: internal memorandum] 1252 words
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Students Loans: The Borrower is Slave to the Lender - Student loans have been around helping college students since 1958 in the United States of America because of President Dwight Eisenhower. Financial support especially temporary support, which is student loans for college students, has played a huge role in how many people go to college. When an individual is approved for a loan he or she is responsible to pay the amount due to the lender and more because of the high demand in interest rates. Student loan debt has become an epidemic in the United States of America....   [tags: college students, debt, spending money]
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How To Fix The Foreclosure Problem - As foreclosure becomes a major problem in America people are looking for a way to save their homes without completely losing everything. Owning a home with a white picket fence is the American dream but in recent years it has become more of a nightmare. One way to fix the foreclosure problem would be to use social security as way to help pay for the debt they have accrued. Social security is set up to help Americans when they retire and also to help them in troubling situations such as, insurance for disability, veterans insurance, food stamps, unemployment insurance, and other forms of welfare....   [tags: Economics] 933 words
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Unique Solution To The Foreclosure Problem - The foreclosure crisis has been devastating. Families no longer able to afford mortgage payments are forced into bankruptcy, while banks find themselves with properties valued at less than the loan principal. Solutions proposed thus far have primarily focused on loan re-modification measures that only slightly relieve the financial burden for homeowners and frustrate lenders who are forced into less attractive loan terms. However, one solution not being discussed in congress may resolve the housing market slump while benefiting families and investors alike....   [tags: Economics] 1104 words
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Insurance Companies in Seatle: - Washington Federal is a Washington-based financial institution headquartered in Seattle. The Company is insured by Washington Federal, National Association, and conducting its operation as a bank holding company. Washington Federal was founded in 1917, originally as Ballard Savings and Loan. In 1958, the company merged with Bothell's Washington Federal Savings and Loan, and operated under the unchanged name of Bothell’s. In 1982, WFSL officially split with Bothell’s and the current holding company was running up till now....   [tags: washington federal, history] 919 words
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FHA Loans Provide Hope for Home Ownership - With the tight credit market that has currently gripped the mortgage industry due to the Great Recession, many people have thought that owning a home is beyond their reach. The banks and other financial institutions seem to not be willing to loan anyone money for a home without the borrower being able to meet requirements of having at least 25% down payments and extremely good credit scores. However, there is hope thanks to the Federal Housing Administration or FHA. Formed at the height of the Great Depression in 1934, the Federal Housing Administration has made home ownership possible for many families....   [tags: Paying Mortgages, Income Requirements]
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How to Solve the Foreclosure Crises - How to Solve the Foreclosure Crises This paper will discuss the impact federal legislation regarding the qualifications necessary for mortgage lenders, loan originators, mortgage consumers and high school students. These qualifications include mandated background checks for lenders, loan originators as well as others that impact the mortgage process including title agents and appraisers. Additional requirements for all involved with providing loans to consumers include completing and passing required education and testing....   [tags: Economics] 1575 words
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The Current Recession and Mortagage Foreclosure - Introduction Foreclosure has become an outbreak affecting the entire United States of America. Realtytrac just reported in the month of April 2011 that one in every 593 housing units received a foreclosure filing. (N1) That statistic is for just one month. Some states such as Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan and Nevada continue to be plagued with an influx of homes falling victim to foreclosure or some other form of default. Each home that is a casualty to a foreclosure, short sale or even bankruptcy was collateral for the lender holding the promissory note....   [tags: Finance, Mortgage Loans]
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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis - In today’s society, with the recession continuing and no end in sight, foreclosures are occurring around the nation. How can we assist borrowers from losing their homes and assure banks are making the money necessary to stay in business. We need to put programs in place to assist borrowers and give them an option other than foreclosure. No one wants a foreclosure on their credit record and most borrowers are willing to compromise and do what is necessary to keep their homes. Borrowers should feel more comfortable contacting their lenders and sharing their struggles with them....   [tags: Foreclosures,] 969 words
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Taking a Look at Microlending - Micro-lending is a very useful tool for individuals who have a hard time getting a load from a bank. It is designed for persons who are unemployed, entrepreneurs, or living in some poverty. Normally a bank will not grant you a load if you do not have a good paying job or anything to your name. The idea is to not give huge amounts of money to people but rather a small amount, because chances are you will never get the money back if it is a large amount. Most of these individuals do not have many ways to pay back the loans because their financial history is not that great....   [tags: financial aid in developing countries, ] 762 words
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