• What the government shutdown means for your mortgage

    5 monthes ago - By Chron

    The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. For one thing, the political storm is like severe weather at a major airport: You can expect minor delays or worse. Also, it could mean financial hardship for some federal government employees facing mortgage payments without their regular paychecks.
    Here's how the shutdown is affecting homebuyers and homeowners - and what you can do about it.
    IF YOU'RE GETTING AN FHA, VA OR USDA LOAN
    If you're getting a Federal Housing Administration or Department of Veterans Affairs...
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  • Trump Could Divert Billions of Dollars Intended for Disaster Relief to Pay for Border Wall

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    On Saturday, the current government shutdown will become the longest in U.S. history. And with no negotiated end to it in sight, President Trump is reportedly considering alternative methods to secure funding for his border wall - including taking money from the government budget intended for disaster relief.
    Trump is reportedly eyeing $13.9 billion in the Army Corps of Engineers budget that was allocated in a February 2018 bill but never spent. Such funds could cover approximately 315 miles of the border wall. The bill in question provided funding for numerous disaster relief efforts...
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  • Federal employees say they're getting second jobs, including driving for Uber, to cope with the joint-longest shutdown in US history

    Federal employees say they're getting second jobs, including driving for Uber, to cope with the joint-longest shutdown in US history

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The partial government shutdown enters its 21st day on Friday, making it the joint-longest in US history.
    Federal workers have been sharing their struggles to make ends meet.
    Many are looking for second jobs, like in grocery stores or as Uber drivers.
    The shutdown began on December 22 after President Trump and Congressional Democrats clashed over funding a border wall.
    Federal employees say they are seeking second jobs to cope with the ongoing partial government shutdown, which on Friday morning became the joint-longest in US history.
    Some 800,000 federal workers around the country are in...
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