Archive for October, 2016

By Carrie Reeder

Before choosing to refinance a mortgage, each homeowner should take into account the pros and cons. As a result of declining interest rates, many people reason that now’s the time to refinance. For many, this is a smart move. However, refinancing may not be wisest choice for others. Homeowners should refinance with a goal in mind. Here are the top three reasons why homeowners opt to refinance their mortgage.

Refinancing is Ideal for Putting Money in Your Pocket

The primary reason for refinancing an existing mortgage is to save money and obtain extra cash. With a refinancing, most homeowners obtain a lower interest rate. Hence, their monthly mortgage payments will decrease. For a noticeable monthly savings, the new mortgage rate should be at least two points below the original. In some instances, homeowners may save a few hundred dollars a months.

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Additionally, refinancing is perfect for cashing in on your home’s equity. For the most part, homeowners would have to sell their homes in order to access the equity they have built. However, a cash-out refinancing makes it possible to tap into your home’s equity, while remaining in your home.

Eliminate Debts with a Cash-Out Refinancing

If selecting the cash-out refinance route, homeowners are given the perfect opportunity to become debt free. It’s easy to acquire a large amount of credit card debt. However, eliminating debts is not as simple. With a cash-out refinance, homeowners receive a lump sum of money at closing. Smart homeowners put the money to good use. This may include planning for retirement, paying off creditors, or making necessary home improvements.

Refinance and Convert to a Fixed Rate Mortgage

Before falling interest rates, many homeowners opted for an adjustable rate mortgage because of the initial low rates. However, adjustable rate mortgages are unpredictable and may increase or decrease without warning. Hence, your mortgage is free is fluctuate.

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25
Oct

Oral Roberts University accountant claims he was ordered to “cook the books”

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A former accountant for Oral Roberts University (ORU) has filed a lawsuit against ORU and its Board of Regents claiming he was told by Richard Roberts and his wife Lindsay to “cook the books”, hiding financial wrongdoing from authorities and the public. Trent Huddleston, the accountant, has filed suit against the school and the Robertses claiming he “was improperly and unlawfully directed to perform functions and duties in violation of state and federal law in an effort by the defendants to ‘cook the books’ and hide from the appropriate authorities and the public the continued wrongdoing, improper and illegal conduct of the defendants, and in particular, of Richard and Lindsay Roberts.”

Huddleston said that nearly $123,000 in remodeling fees for their home was paid by Oral Roberts University and Oral Roberts Ministries. In addition the lawsuit alleges $4,000 was spent on a pool table for the Robertses. Previously the Roberts were accused of illegal political and financial wrongdoing, which forced the president to step down from his positison.

Last week at a meeting called by Oral Roberts, founder of the University and former faith healer, a majority of the faculty voted against allowing Richard to serve as president.

An ORU spokesman declined to comment on latest lawsuit and the faculty meeting.

In other news, Tulsa World released emails between Richard and his political adviser and sister-in-law, Stephanie Cantees. The emails given by an anonymous source, show the two plan to gain political influence using ORU students.

25
Oct

Motorola to launch iTunes mobile phone

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Friday, April 22, 2005

Motorola has recently confirmed plans that it will launch an iTunes compatible mobile phone. The firm, which released quarterly results on Friday, revealed that the phone would be available in a few months time.

There had been speculation that the wireless communications giant would scrap the phone after an underwhelming response from US operators, however CEO Ed Zander confirmed the company’s intentions at the results presentation.

The phone, when launched, will allow users to easily download digital music from Apple’s popular iTunes music store onto their handset. The combination of mobile phone and MP3 player is a long awaited example of the much touted “technological convergence” often mentioned by the industry’s CEO’s.

Wikinews will have a reporter live at Apple’s WWDC keynote (when the software is likely to be released) on June 6 to cover the event.

19
Oct

FBI begins widespread financial probe of 26 firms

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

The FBI is investigating 26 firms and 1,400 individuals involved in the US financial crisis for fraud and “sub-prime lending practices”. Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, Fannie Mae and AIG are among the firms being scrutinized after recently receiving federal bailouts.

Investigators, who are cooperating with the IRS, Postal Office, and other federal offices to complete their investigation, are concerned that major corporations may have also forced or bribed ratings agencies to favor them.

The probe, which is in early stages, began eight months ago when the FBI began taking a close look at the mortgage industry and widespread irresponsible loaning practices. At least one corporation has been raided, but so far no evidence of fraud has been found.

The FBI has questioned executives of each of the firms closely, and arrested two in June. An anonymous source told The Times that the firms had been ordered to “hold all papers and e-mails under lock and key” as the FBI scours the finances of each firm.

Many of the companies and individuals being investigated are at the center of the nationwide financial crisis and controversial bailout plans, and have been widely blamed for the country’s financial crisis. The investigation has come at a time when the eyes of many in the US and around the world are turned towards the financial markets, as Congress and politicians scramble to fix the crisis while the election date looms closer.

Officials told CNN that it would be a long time before the investigations were finished, adding a warning: “Don’t expect indictments tomorrow or next week or next month”.