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Why saving is the habit you should never give up on
Why saving is the habit you should never give up on If your nest egg is virtually non-existent, the first thing you need to do is to build up some cash. If you are saving short term for a holiday, or putting money However, the disadvantage with these accounts is that the provider may not be offering

Reverse-Mortgage Rule Changes Draw Professor to the Business
Longbridge, founded two years ago by former executives of New York Life Insurance and Fidelity Investments, is entering the business as reverse-mortgage lending plummets. Industrywide, originations fell to 60,000 in the U.S. government fiscal year 2013

Industry Veteran Clay Cornett to Lead ALAW Sales Efforts
(Photo: Cornett, who most recently served as executive vice president of sales for ServiceLink, a Fidelity National Financial (FNF) Company, has more than 30 years of experience and service

Goldman May Ban Certain Online Chat Services For Traders: WSJ
The company owned by Hank Scorpio at first appears to be one of those "progressive" 1990s workplaces where the boss wears loafers and everyone is on "flexi-time," until it emerges the loafer-wearing boss is a James Bond-style supervillain hell-bent on 

Suze Orman Says to Pay Off Your Mortgage First

Financial Advisor Suze Orman advises that paying off your mortgage is a priority because it reduces financial risk. Suze says to pay off your ...

$1.61 Billion in Sales Expected for Fidelity National Financial Inc (FNF) This Quarter

Equities research analysts predict that Fidelity National Financial Inc (NYSE:FNF) will post sales of $1.61 billion for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Fidelity National Financial’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $1.63 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.59 billion. Fidelity National Financial posted sales of $1.69 billion during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 4.7%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, May 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Fidelity National Financial will report full year sales of $7.52 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $7.45 billion to $7.59 billion. For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will post sales of $7.67 billion, with estimates ranging from $7.63 billion to $7.70 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Fidelity National Financial.

Government shutdown: Resources for federal workers who can’t make mortgage or rent

As the government shutdown grinds into its third week, more than 800,000 federal employees and 4.1 million federal contractors are caught in the crosshairs. Federal workers will go without paychecks beginning Jan. 11.

Some of these unpaid employees are nervous about their finances, particularly being able to make their monthly rent or mortgage payment on time. That’s not surprising considering a recent survey found that 23 percent of Americans have no emergency savings in the bank. Before we cover what specific lenders are doing for these federal employees, here’s some advice for anyone who is having trouble paying their basic bills.

Steps to take if you’re at risk of falling behind on mortgage or rent

1. If you don’t have any emergency savings or enough of a cushion to get by, here are other options to consider to keep the roof over your head.

Talk to your landlord or lender ASAP. Don’t wait until you’re behind on payments. Lenders may work with you to waive late fees, set up a repayment plan or offer loan forbearance . The key is to explain the situation, says Jeff Cronrod, a founder and board member of the American Apartment Owners Association, one of the nation’s largest residential landlord associations in the U.S. representing 100,000 property owners.

Do you own Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS)? Is the return of principal taxable? Tax help please!?

I inherited some Mortgage Backed Securities (mortgage pools, pass-thrus) that are now held for me by Fidelity. For years on the typical 15th or 20th of the month I got interest and return of principal.