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Can I use a 529 plan to pay a refinanced student loan?

As pointed out in another question, in the U.S. we can now use a Qualified Tuition Program (QTP, e.g. a Section 529 Plan) to pay student loans as a qualified education expense - provided your state ...
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What are the downsides to refinancing a mortgage, if any?

I'm about one year into a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, and while visiting my bank's website, I noticed that their rates for an equivalent mortgage are about 0.5% lower now than what I am paying, which ...
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How do I compare refinance offer with my current mortgage if I already paid more towards the principal [duplicate]

I received an offer for refinancing my mortgage, but I am very unclear whether it is beneficial to me. I googled for refinance calculators, but they all seem to assume that you just paid regular ...
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My credit union just offered to refinance my mortgage with them - how are they going to make money off me?

The banker from the credit union that mortgaged my house has just reached out with a refinance special, that would reduce my mortgage rate. I understand that I will need to pay for refinancing and ...
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Refinance Car Loan

Refinance Question Car Loan: Two years ago, you purchased a $20,000 car, putting $4,000 down and borrowing the rest. Your loan was a 36-month fixed rate loan at a stated rate of 6.0% per year. You ...
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Will incomplete home improvement projects affect mortgage refinance?

We purchased our home a year ago at a not-terrible rate, but we are now considering refinancing for a shorter term at a rate nearly 2% lower. We have about 20% equity in the house, and do not plan to ...
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How can I refinance this loan?

To make a long story short I made a huge mistake, I financed a used 2006 vehicle in October of 2017 at 26.13% interest the price was $20,000 as the vehicle stands it currently values at $15,000 ...
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Questions about student loan refinancing while pursuing a Dental Residency

I was wondering if folks here have had experiences with refinancing student loans that could help answer some questions. I am trying to look into options for refinancing my wife’s private + federal ...
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Refinance Cost is high

I got 30 years loan for 232K two years ago with interest rate of 4.25% and now I am planning to refinance again for 15 years. Financial company mentioned they can provide interest of 2.85% but the ...
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taxes on cash-out refi debt used for investment vs lot purchase

Consider the following scenario: an existing mortgage on a property worth 300k, with a current mortgage balance of 100k. a cash-out refinance for 200k, releasing 100k of funds. If we use that 100k ...
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Etiquette around loan refinance - decision is going to cost first broker a lot of commission

We are in the process of doing a refinance. However, we just took out the original mortgage loan recently. The new loan is 3/8 of a point better than the original loan and we are going to save a lot ...
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Situation: Balloon Note Removal Program

We recently applied to remove a balloon note and the process calls for a property evaluation. What if the property is not worth the amount left on the mortgage balance? Can the bank refuse to ...
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Put my student loan in parents’ second mortgage - help?

I fear I did something stupid. I graduated in 2017 with a bunch of student debt that my parents held on my behalf (~$130k). One misunderstanding led to another and somehow we ended up refinancing ...
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Mortgage company refuses to send an early payment from Escrow account for the Quarterly Property Tax payment

I'm in the middle of refinancing a Mortgage. The lender looked up the title and said that there's a property tax payment due in the next few weeks on the Title and they want to see a proof of payment. ...
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When will a lender pay the upfront costs of refinancing?

I have a 30 year fixed mortgage with an interest rate of 4.875%. I’ve only been paying it 4 months. Interest rates appear to be dropping, so a family member told me: Interest rates have been ...
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Can I remove a cosigner from a car loan? Will it affect my credit?

I will be moving from NY to California for a job that starts 3 months from now. I flew to California to finance a car from a dealership, but since I had not found an apartment yet, I had no california ...
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Should I pay and refinance or continue LPMI?

Details: Origin loan: $152,000 Original downpayment: $8000 Remaining loan: $144,000 (= approximate current pay-off quote) Currently value of house: $160,000 (assume value hasn't changed since I ...
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Car is under my girlfriends name, can i refinance it?

Last year i needed to buy a car, but my credit was bad atm, so my girlfriend at the time let me use her credit to buy it. Now almost 2 years later i have to buy a diferent car so i can take out of the ...
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How do we remove an ex-girlfriend from a car loan?

My son is currently in boot camp, and his ex-girlfriend is threatening to go to court because she wants her name off a car loan they got when together. She is the primary borrower, but my son is the ...
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Refinancing immediately after closing on a house purchase

I recently purchased a new home as a primary residence with a 4.375% 30 year fixed mortgage. I discovered, a little too late in the process, that I could find rates significantly lower elsewhere -- ...
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optimal OTM option

Lets say ABC is at 200. If I expect that ABC will be 180 by December, and I can only purchase 1 put option, what would be the most OPTIMAL put option to purchase? This is a question I've had - im ...
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Refinance a land loan into a mortgage loan

If I obtain a 10 year land loan and but finance the build of a house with my own money will I be able to refinance that land loan into a conventional 30 year mortgage loan eventually?
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Auto loan and student loan balance

I have a student loan of around INR 11,00,000 (~USD 18,240) at 13.7% APR. I have an auto loan in the US for USD 10,000 at 6.35% APR. I am aware of the high interest rate on my auto loan and wish to re-...
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Refinancing a previously paid in full auto loan, to similar terms as the original auto loan

Alright this is going to sound weird, I’m saying that because I haven’t been able to find the answer to this simply anywhere. In October my girlfriend desperately needed another car, hers had become ...
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Cash out refinance and tax

I have no mortgage on my rental property for years and now would like to refinance and cash out few hundred thousand. Can I claim the interest as an expense on my rental property?
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Is there any reason to have a mortgage broker when refinancing with a specific company?

If I'm refinancing a residential home, and already know exactly which company I will use to obtain a mortgage from (and at which rate), is there any value in working with an independent mortgage ...
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What exactly are the logistics of refinancing a mortgage?

When you get a mortgage for buying a home, the logistics (all the paper signing etc...) are usually handled by the lawyer responsible for the overall home purchase in conjunction with real estate ...
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Why would a lender care who paid off a debt during a refinance evaluation?

We have a family member who had their father cosign a student loan for them that was recently paid off post their credit check on the father who is attempting to refinance their mortgage. The lender ...
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How to handle old 401(k) I have, with respect to refinancing some of my debts?

I have recently been shopping around to see if I could get my home refinanced. I purchased in Oct. 2007 for $200,000 - 30 year fixed at 5.99%. I called my lender and they were willing to refinance at ...
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want to refinance FHA loan, may move out unexpectedly and would like to keep as investment property, what are my options?

I'm currently in my primary residence with an FHA loan. I'd like to refinance for a better rate (as I can likely get it down at least 1.5 percentage points or so). I also intend to ultimately use ...
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To Cash-Out Refi or Not?

I have a 3 option scenario and I really can't decide what's the best move here. Here's a little background on my husband and I's current situation. We are focusing on rapidly paying off our debt. We ...
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Saving extra cash - for earlier mortage repayment or creating passive income

My girlfriend and I are thinking about buying a flat. Paying mortgage rate close to what we pay for renting would take us 15 years to pay 250,000. Right now we're paying 1600 a month for renting a ...
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Multiple Investment Properties under One Mortgage

I have been leveraging for a few years now and have managed to get a few mortgages on investment properties. All the properties perform very well, are income producing and have at least a 60-80 ...
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Can I refinance an car registered in Texas which is under my grandparents name with a loan in California state where I live

Need to know if its even possible to refinance my grandparents car from Texas to California where I live? I was looking to apply for a car loan through a credit union bank. I asked EECU but they ...
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Refinance for renovation, use 401k? HELOC? Both?

We've decided to remodel our kitchen. For the sake of round numbers, assume I have about 20K in the emergency fund/savings right now. 20K in a stock portfolio, and a MUCH larger amount in the ...
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My previous employer paid me too much and now they want the money back

My previous employer (UK civil service) paid me my full monthly salary the month I left. The month I left (August 2017) I did around 5 days of work due to how my fixed contract work (11 months ...
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Will refinancing my auto loan hurt my mortgage approval or help it?

My wife and I are currently selling our house and intend to finance a new home within the next few months. Would refinancing my auto loan hurt or help our max possible approval? On one hand, it ...
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Will I be able to get an FHA home loan if I opt for a voluntary repossession on my current auto loan?

What i'm asking is will my credit go down that much and if I decide to voluntary repo? I'm currently at 650. If I can't get a FHA loan what are my options for buying a home with a repo on my credit ...
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I co-signed a car but I am listed as the primary account holder for the loan

I co-signed a car and want to be removed. My first thing is that I am listed as the primary account holder for the loan, but I signed the papers as the co-signer/co-buyer. If to fix the situation as ...
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Stop paying your mortgage to lower your interest rate?

A few days ago I called my bank and ask them what will take to refinance my primary home mortgage. They said that advertised lower interest rates are only available for new clients and they don't ...
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My husband died and left no will.

My husband died and left no will. He financed a car for me as a gift. The loan company wants me to refinance it, but the rate is high. I would like to finance elsewhere. How do I do it?
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Is refinancing my auto loan just to avoid dealing with the lender that issued it a crazy idea?

I have been really frustrated dealing with the credit union that issued my auto loan. Basically I've wanted to set up automated extra principal payments and been unable to do it despite multiple ...
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Want to refinance: 7-year ARM, 30-year fixed, or 15-year fixed?

We want to refinance; currently at 6% on a 30-year fixed. We are unsure how long we will be in the house but assuming at this time we will want to move within 7 to 10 years. We are offered a 3.75% ...
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personal heloc to pay off rental

I have 4 properties with reasonable cash flow. These are owned by my LLC. At current payment schedules, 1 rental pays off the property in 4 years, the next in 6 Years, the next in 9 years, the last ...
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Does it make sense to switch from a 30 year 6.99% loan to a 6.89% loan (Australia)

I have recently bought an apartment and have an outstanding loan for $200K. I looked around but the bank I presently bank with somewhat surprisingly offered me the best rate at 6.99% (discounted off ...
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Payoff 0% Car Loan - Or?

I have a 0% car loan with 21 months to repay a $5,072.00 bal. Payments=$258.00 monthly. I have enough $$ to payoff the loan, but I just refinanced my home which will increase my mortgage $40.00 per ...
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Does it cost extra to add my wife to the title and mortgage when refinancing?

I bought my house before marriage and had mortgage and title deed just on my name. I am planning to refinance my mortgage, and I have noticed that there are costs associated with the title. Since I am ...
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Does new spouse have to go on the house title when it's refinanced?

The home was purchased when the mortgagee was single; they've subsequently married. They're attempting an FHA streamline refi, and the mortgage broker told them it was required for the new spouse to ...
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Is “odd days interest” really a thing in a mortgage refinance?

I've got a question on closing costs for a mortgage refinance. For whatever it may be worth, this is a FHA streamline refi. One of the closing costs is "odd days interest". This was explained as ...
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Refinancing Student Loans

I have 4 outstanding student loan accounts, all with the same lender, totaling approximately $40k. The interests rates vary from 3.15% to 6.55%. Each account has one or more loans in it. Loan 1: $5,...