Faith & Finance

Rob West

Navigating the Mortgage Maze (with Dale Vermillion)

May 7, 2013
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Howard Dayton and Steve Moore welcome mortgage expert, Dale Vermillion. They answer listener questions at (800) 525-7000 and MoneyWise@Compass1.org:

  • "What are 'discount mortgage points' and is that a worthwhile expense?"
  • "I've been turned down for a mortgage a couple of times due to an insufficient credit score - is there a lender who would be more likely to approve me?"
  • "I'm 'underwater' in my current mortgage - should I just let my house go into foreclosure?"
  • 'How much does my job longevity affect my chances of getting a mortgage?"
  • "What cautions should I be aware of when looking for a mortgage?"
  • "Should I sell a rental home to help me get out of debt faster?"
  • "Should we borrow against our Home Equity Line of Credit to pay off another debt?"

Mentioned on today's program was Dale Vermillion's book, 'Navigating the Mortgage Maze' and the 'HARP' program (at MakingHomeAffordable.gov). Also mentioned was the Compass small-group study, 'Navigating Your Finances God's Way' and the Compass Money Map. Be sure to check out the Compass website (www.compass1.org) for a complete listing of helpful resources and radio archives.

Thanks for your prayers and generous financial support which allow us to keep MoneyWise on-the-air!

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Faith & Finance is a daily radio ministry hosted by Rob West. The program offers a practical, biblical and good-natured approach to managing your time, talents and resources.

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Rob West is the host of the nationally syndicated radio program Faith & Finance heard on more than 900 radio outlets each day. Rob also serves as the President of Kingdom Advisors, an international community of financial professionals who are specialists in delivering biblically wise financial advice. Rob serves as primary spokesperson for the organization and gives leadership to organizational strategy.

A radio veteran, Rob previously co-hosted a live, call-in, financial radio program with his father from 1998 through 2008 at WAFG, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Rob has dedicated his professional career to working at the intersection of faith and finance having led a successful faith-based financial services firm, serving as the host of several radio programs on a biblical approach to finance, and speaking frequently on the topic. Rob and his wife, Julie, live in Marietta, GA with their four children.


 

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