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  • Advantages Of Having A Term Insurance Plan

    By cooldude | April 25, 2014

    Are you looking forward to buy an insurance to make your future secure? Well, if its so, then you must keep one thing in your mind that having enough coverage is not the only factor. You should also carefully choose between different types of insurance policies. Medically underwritten insurance is essentially different from exam term life insurance policies. Opting for any of such schemes, without knowing the actual details might only land you in trouble.

    Easy obtain ability:

    If you are a multi-tasker and is engaged with a number of job commitments, then you should immediately opt for the exam term insurance policy. It is the ideal plan for a buy man. Unlike the medically underwritten policy, this plan does not require to spend time at doctor’s chamber for hours and submit all documents each time you opt for a plan, rather he process of getting exam tern insurance is really simple and it ends within a short span of time.

    Access through online or phone:

    Another advantage of exam term insurance policy is its easy access. Be it online or telephone, you can buy and submit all the essential documents and policy form through Internet or phone. You don’t have to stand it long queues or follow your agent all the time. The insurance company of whose plan you are buying will ask for some basic questions online. This not only promises clarity and transparency in business, but also gives you clear data about the entire dealings between you and the insurance policy provider.

    Quick approval:

    Gone are those days when had to wait for days for your insurance policy plan to get approval. Even after submitting all required documents, buyers had to hold their horses until the claim gets the final nod of the insurance firm. But in exam term insurance plans, you just need to check the firm’s website for on the spot approval.

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    What is Leasehold?

    By cooldude | February 8, 2014

    Leasehold is an agreement between a lessee and a lessor where the owner of the property sells out the property to another person for a certain period of time. One good example of leasehold property is the housing compounds which are leased for fifty or more years. It means the compound is sold to another person for some time but after the time is up the former will be the owner once again if the lease is not extended or some other arrangements are not done. The right to using that property for that period of time is agreed by both the parties and if there is a breach in the contract then the former owner will prevail in getting the property back. In cases of leasehold property there is no absolute owner of the property. People would never have the right to buy out the property. The person who has taken the lease will have the privilege and the right to be in that property for the agreed period of time. Generally a property is leased for 999 years but the time changes according to different countries and regions and laws.

    If the lease is agreed for a short period of time then it can be renewed under mutual consent. There are several types of leasehold estates. Some of them are as follows:

    • The most common are the period tenancy where the lessee and the lessor will be able to renew the contract after the period is over. If there is no agreement then the lease contract can be terminated for further use.
    • Fixed term lease is different from period tenancy. In this case there are few restrictions which the landlord and the tenant has to agree. The terms and conditions are mentioned in the documents for the lease which is about to take place.

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    How to find eligibility for mortgage loan?

    By cooldude | December 27, 2013

    eligibility for mortgage loanVarious types of mortgage loans are out in the market from a number of financial companies. However, before applying for any one it is important for you to do proper research and know about the essential criterias that the companies take into consideration before granting eligibility for a mortgage loan from their firm. Knowledge about them is all the more important since the company determines the rate of interest on the loan based on those criterias.

    Your capability to pay back the loan is the most important criteria as far as the company is concerned. Your credit history and bank records will provide the company with ample information about your current financial position. There are three major credit bureaus in the US and all money lending companies can obtain the credit reports of any individual from these bureaus. Credit reports contain your income, your credits, and any late payments that you might have made towards mortgages, rent or credit card bills. If you have a good enough credit report with a credit score of over 600, you are more likely to get a mortgage loan from most lenders.

    Another essential criteria is your debt-to-income ratio. This determines your eligibility as well as the interest rate on the loan. If you have a debt-to-income ratio of 28/36, you can almost be sure of getting the mortgage loan. There are also certain companies that provide the loan to customers having a low debt-to-income ratio. They do this to take in a high down payment on the loan and also a higher interest rate.

    Apart from the major criterias, if you have a steady job, regular income and a satisfactory employment record, your chances of getting the loan increase all the more. You must be working under a single employer for a period of two years or more to be eligible for the loan.

    Interest rates also differ if the loans are privately insured by mortgage companies or federally insured.

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    All about Cyber Crime

    By cooldude | November 19, 2013

    Cyber CrimeThe increasing rate of Cyber Crime in financial institutions is creating a huge problem. This tends to increase the burden on the banks, which in turn is a burden on the customers, placing them on very high risks. Financial institution must therefore know about all the threats that they are exposed to and find out the possible solutions so as to protect themselves.

    The cyber criminals plan out a very careful strategy and design new technologies which are very difficult to track, thus posing huge risk of loss to the potential customers. They are very cautious on all their moves and innovate new ways of trapping users. Such criminals set up very attractive messages on the websites of various banks and on clicking these options they get an access to your login details and passwords. Such details can be used in a very wrong way to transfer huge amounts from your account to some other account. ATM users are also exposed to cyber crime where they use different tricks to get the user’s pin number and make fake cards to transfer money from your account. Today the primary sources of conducting the transactions are the internet and ATM banks which are exposed to such risks. It therefore becomes increasingly costly to set up technologies that can prevent such fraudulent practices.

    The possible solution to this sort of a problem at the macro level the financial institutions must have their services given to reliable security companies. This will also help them to reduce the cost of having an in built technology to fight against cyber crimes. Besides all this they must also have some technologies with themselves to ensure double safety. Spreading awareness among the people about the different types of cyber crimes will also make the customers be on guard and protect themselves.

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    What happens to the student loan when the borrower dies?

    By cooldude | November 9, 2013

    student loanHave you ever wondered that what could happen to the student advances when the borrower dies? If you too have taken to a student loan you must be aware of the consequences lest, God forbid, something bad happens to you unexpectedly. Now, it’s to mention here that the consequences of the student loan on the borrower’s death would vary from loan to loan and state to state. The post here is a brief stating what might happen to the student loan in case the borrower meets with an untimely death.

    The first question that comes here is that in case the borrower dies, is his or her spouse would be held liable for the loan or not. The answer is both “Yes” & “No”. In case of traditional loans, if the survivor spouse is not the joint-account holder or co-signer, she or he won’t be considered liable. But the situation changes if the couple had been residing in any of the community property states. In case of the community property states, the survivor spouse would have to repay, irrespective of whether she or he was the co-signer/joint-account holder or not. The community property states are California, Arizona, Louisiana, Idaho, Wisconsin, Washington, Texas, New Mexico and Nevada.

    In regards to federal loans, the survivor spouse is relieved from the obligations of repayment in case the borrower dies. According to the loan regulations by American Education Department, in case the student loan borrower expires, the debt would get cancelled automatically & it would be discharged by government only. However, it’s not the case with private student debts. In regards to private student advances, whether the survivor couple is responsible for repayment depends on the specific loan policies of the lender. Thus, it’s always advised that you take up a detailed study on each of the terms and conditions of private student advances before signing the deal.

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    Easy ways to get a home equity loan

    By cooldude | October 15, 2013

    home equity loanIf you are planning to buy a house, you can opt for a home equity loan. Some important information should be gathered before going for a deal. The amount that you will receive as the loan will differ a lot with the amount that you need to pay back. Usually loans are provided by the banks or any other financial institution on line of credit, security of any other property, cash or payment of bills. Having a secondary finance or borrowing towards your property is called equity loans.

    Nowadays home loans can be applied for through internet where a varied range is given. Though money lenders such as banks and other financial institutions are ready to provide with it, but the online process is much easier and faster. You can also consult with the lenders personally to know the details.

    Another must know for you before taking a home equity loan is the interest rate that the institution is charging. The interest rate depends on different factors. They can consider the amount that is security accrued for the house. The time period for which the loan is taken or the size of the loan is a considerable factor. The fixed rate and variable rate shall also be taken care of. A fixed rate is something which is determined at the beginning and remains the same throughout the loan period. But in case of variable rate the rate of interest goes up and down through the process of paying back the money.

    Taking a home equity loan doesn’t mean that one should take it only to buy a new house. This is a source of income opted by many to go for a home improvement project that will be quite expensive. You can even pay the high college bills for your children or can even pay your credit card payments which otherwise has a very high interest rate. There is even short term like 2-3 years as well as long term like 25-30 years repayment schemes for these loans.

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    Tips to get affordable car insurance

    By cooldude | October 8, 2013

    car insuranceThere are quite a lot of ways for you to find a car insurance which will not harm your pocket much. A timely search in the internet will solve your problem of giving too much to the insurance company. If you want a better deal the first tip is to ask for a quote to different insurance companies. You can ask the agent to come up to your convenient place and ask him to explain the affordable insurance coverage.

    Though there are many companies available who will try to make you understand that they are giving you the best and cheapest packages but the fact is that most of them does not have the clear conception of what the word ‘cheap’ is actually called. Insurance policies often provide different prices for the same policy which you need to understand clearly from the agent before going for it. Different types of discounts are also available for different packages and you need to ask the agent whether you will be eligible for a good driver discount.

    A driving license and education certificates are the minimum requirements for a good driver discount. If you have more than one vehicle and if you are getting all your vehicles insured by the same company you can get the discount for multiple vehicles insurance. But if those vehicles are not insured from the same company, you will not be eligible for it. So, a change in the insurance policy will help to get this facility.

    If you chose a higher deductible then your monthly premiums will be less. This way also you can save your hard earned money. It is a good option for you to choose the minimum insurance package that is allowed in your state. But choosing this option won’t be correct if you have a newer car which still costs a lot. If unfortunately any accident occurs and you want the insurance company to pay the whole amount, you should take a bigger risk. So, it is for you to decide and chose among many options that which car insurance policy will serve you the most.

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    Tips To Help You Find A Good Forex Broker

    By cooldude | September 4, 2013

    Forex BrokerThe forex market is very lucrative and highly competitive. The reason behind this is that it is a globally well-appreciated market. The market is open and active for twenty-four hours every day so that traders from every nook and corner of the world can invest in currencies.

    There are many forex brokers that are in business today. But a majority of them might just turn out to be fraudulent.This means that finding a good broker from among a bunch of so many fake ones is a confusing and difficult task. This article will put forward certain tips that will help you find a reliable forex broker.

    It is very important that you hire brokers that are regulated by some major authority in your country. Go for the forex brokers who are actually under the direct authority of the government of your country. If the broker is listed and recognized by your government or a major regulatory authority then that means the broker can be trusted and will provide you with credible services.

    Select a forex broker who knows how to respond quickly to the customer queries and has the skills of tackling all the problems that arise in the forex market from time to time. The broker should have a good reputation among all its previous customers. He/she should have years of experience in the field of forex trading.

    The trading platform provided by the forex broker you choose must be flexible and simple to use. It will be beneficial for you if your broker can provide you a web-based trading platform. You can even look for trustworthy forex brokers on the internet. Go through the online reviews of forex brokers. If possible then select a broker that offers forex trading guides, courses, free bonuses, expert advices and so on for your convenience and knowledge.

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    Bankruptcy Lawyer- How To Find A Reliable One

    By cooldude | August 23, 2013

    Bankruptcy LawyerToday, most of the people have been facing a lot of economic problems. Some have been struggling so much financially that they are actually thinking about filing for insolvency. But the process involved in filing for liquidation is not that easy. Experts always advise that whenever you want to file for insolvency then you must hire a bankruptcy attorney. Bankruptcy is that area of law which is very complicated. If you are unknown to the world of law then it will be a smart move on your part to hire a lawyer before you file for insolvency.

    Firstly, to find a reliable bankruptcy attorney you have to ask for referrals from a lawyer who has been handling your other cases. Your lawyer must have interacted with some bankruptcy lawyer. If your lawyer does not know an attorney who specializes in the field of insolvency then he/she can help you find one for sure. You can even search the internet for bankruptcy lawyers. Check out the websites of the different bankruptcy attorney firms and read through the customer testimonials found on their websites.

    Always arrange for meetings with different lawyers before you choose one from among them. This is essential because it will help you judge the quality of the bankruptcy lawyer properly. At last you will be able to pick the attorney you think will be able to handle your case confidently and appropriately. It is necessary that you check for the license of the lawyer. Also ensure that he/she is well trained and experienced in the field of insolvency. Never hire an amateur bankruptcy lawyer as your future will depend on how he/she works.

    Law associations and societies in your locality might also be a good source of information regarding the genuine bankruptcy attorneys that are situated in and around your area.

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    Things You Should Know About Car Loans

    By cooldude | June 26, 2013

    Car Loans, loansIf you are planning to buy a car and you are planning to take out a loan then there are a few basics which you should know about auto loans to get the loan without any hassles. First of all, you need to manage your credit well. You need to have a clean credit score. Even if there are discrepancies, they should not to be too bad to leave permanent damage to your credit report. After that, find out what kind of car you want, if you want a first hand or second hand car or if you want a customized one, etc.

    All this will help you set a budget so that you can take to the loan on the basis of what you plan to get. A car loan doesn’t just cover the cost of the car, there is insurance, repair, maintenance and accessories which would need money, not to forget the fuel. Keeping all this in mind, you need to take out your loan. Your clean credit history will be able to get you better interest rates of the loan.

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