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A debt instrument issued for a period of more than one year with the purpose of raising capital by borrowing. The Federal government, states, cities, corporations, and many other t ... Read more

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Borrowing Against Your Home (aka, Reverse Mortgages)

by FDIC

Be cautious when borrowing against the "equity" in your home. If you have property valued at $300,000 and you owe $100,000 on your mortgage, your equity is $200,000. Home equity lo ...

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