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  • Where is the Economy, Anyway?

    Sunday, May 19, 2013·spcontrol

    Statistics are tricky things. They can be massaged and repurposed to say just about anything to support...well...just about anything. As Mark Twain has it, "Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable." We remember this as we come ...

  • Emotional Spending

    Tuesday, May 07, 2013·spcontrol

    We were interested in a recent blog appearing in The Christian Science Monitor describing the relationship between emotion and spending. The author describes some hard and fast ways to keep your emotions from affecting your wallet. Some of us come ...

  • Help Arrives for Student Loan Borrowers

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013·spcontrol

    We've been inspired recently by former British prime minister Tony Blair, who when he first took office described his priorities as "Education, education, education." He made good on his promise, raising per pupil funding 48%, adding 35,000 teachers, and raising teaching pay 18%. ...

  • Is the Housing Crisis Continuing? “Thinking Makes It So…”

    Monday, April 15, 2013·spcontrol

    Of interest here at MortgageKeeper is the question, is the housing crisis over, or not? The feeling in our hearts is that the worst is past us. But the Man on the Street says it just ain't so. The MacArthur ...

  • Guest Blog: Homeownership Preservation Foundation’s Josh Fuhrman

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013·spcontrol

    One of MortgageKeeper's long-time clients is the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF)--the folks behind the national Homeowner's HOPE hotline, 888-995-HOPE. Their counselors have fielded more than 6 million homeowner calls since 2007, and 70% of these callers are still in their homes ...

  • Home Matters–To All of Us

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013·spcontrol

    We've recently come across a nifty idea that's become an entire movement. Called "Home Matters," it stresses the idea that home isn't just four walls and a roof. A home gives self-worth and health, protection to families, security to communities, ...

  • Out of Control Homelessness

    Thursday, March 07, 2013·spcontrol

    According to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, more than 50,000 homeless people are in NYC shelters on any given night. But rather than fitting the stereotype of older men, nearly half of these are children (1% of the city's ...

  • Job Help…from Your Bank

    Monday, February 11, 2013·spcontrol

    We read with interest The Wall Street Journal's recent article on Fifth Third Bancorp. Seems that the enterprising folks at Fifth Third Bank are expanding a job coaching program that offers training for homeowners who have fallen behind on their ...

  • The Rent vs. Own Debate

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013·spcontrol

    A childhood friend of mine recently posted the following on Facebook: "I was listening to NPR's Marketplace weekend show, and there was a piece on renting versus buying a home. The generation after ours has seen how the housing bubble ...

  • The Service We Offer That Hopefully Goes Unused

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013·spcontrol

    If you are familiar with MortgageKeeper, you know that we offer 20+ categories where folks can find help to their personal and financial crises. From prescription drugs to property tax, child care to credit counseling, we have it pretty well covered. ...


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