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Tap HELOC to cover college costs?

Dear Dr. Don, I have a home equity line of credit, or HELOC, for $110,000 that expires in September 2016. I do not have a mortgage. I won't need to use the home equity line until 2015 when my children head to college. I'd... Read more

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Tap HELOC to cover college costs?

Here's a lesson for tapping a home equity line of credit to pay a child's college costs. Read more

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Do I lose home's equity in refi?

Dear Dr. Don, When you refinance the mortgage on your home, what happens to the equity? Can it be saved while refinancing, or is it typically lost as part of the transaction? Thanks, -- Ken Capture Dear Ken, The equity...Read more

Tap home equity in retirement?

Dear Retirement Adviser, Our home is paid off with a value of more than $400,000. We are in our mid-70s and would like to use some of the equity to increase our income and giving. Our only debt is a credit card, which we...Read more

Will HELOC exit report post-Ch. 7?

Dear Bankruptcy Adviser, I filed Chapter 7, and my debts will be discharged within days. Included was a home equity line of credit. The home was awarded to my ex-husband in the divorce, but I had co-signed on the loan....Read more

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