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Amber Hunt

Having perfected the art of karaoke over the last 10 years, Amber is happy to teach you about karaoke etiquette, song selection and how to "jam" on the mic. If karaoke isn't your thing, Amber can also help you with your personal finance woes. Perhaps she'll even do it in song! Whether you're a Material Girl or if you Work Hard For The Money, Amber’s got you covered.
How to Benefit from Private Mortgage Insurance

How to Benefit from Private Mortgage Insurance

Private mortgage insurance, or PMI, gets a bad rap. I mean, no one likes to spend extra money if they can avoid it, right? But what happens if you can’t avoid it? What if you’ve found the house of your dreams but don’t have 20% saved for a down payment? Let’s explore the ways that PMI can help get you into your perfect home.

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What Would You Do with a Billion Dollars?

What Would You Do with a Billion Dollars?

Under normal circumstances, asking, “What would you do with a billion dollars?” seems like a pointless question. Might as well ask, “How many kneecaps does a snake have?” Huh? What? Why would you even ask that? A snake has zero kneecaps, and I will never have a billion dollars. But times have changed. Now that Quicken Loans, in partnership with Berkshire Hathaway, is offering you a chance to win a billion dollars by creating a perfect bracket for the upcoming 2014 men’s college basketball championship, becoming a billionaire is closer to reality than ever.

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VA Loans Q&A: All About Entitlement

VA Loans Q&A: All About Entitlement

Today, we’re talking about entitlement as it relates to VA loans. An entitlement in this case is the dollar amount the VA promises to repay the lender in the event you default on your mortgage. Entitlement is a tricky thing to explain and understand. Recently, Quicken Loans hosted a VA loan Q&A on Google Hangouts to try to answer the tricky entitlement question. Read on to find out more.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About HELOCs but Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About HELOCs but Were Afraid to Ask

Let’s say you want something. Maybe you need a new roof on your house, or you want to take a vacation, or maybe you just have so many geeks in your life that you need some extra cash to afford all the nerdy holiday gifts you require this season. A home equity line of credit can help you with that. Using the equity in your home, a HELOC allows you to borrow, pay off and re-borrow funds that you can use for whatever you want. It’s kind of like using a second mortgage like a credit card.

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