Author Profile: Anna Cuevas

Anna Cuevas, known as “America’s Loan Modification Guru,” has guided thousands of Americans in keeping their homes from foreclosure. A popular blogger (askaloanmodguru.com and huffingtonpost.com), Cuevas has been called a “superhero of the loan modification industry” and has been nominated for CNN’s Heroes. She is the #1 bestselling author of SAVE YOUR HOME Without Losing Your Mind or Money. Q. Why did you [...]

Book Excerpt from “Save Your Home: Without Losing Your Mind or Your Money” by Anna Cuevas

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE ARE EVERYTHING: QUESTION AUTHORITY “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” — Benjamin Franklin The Fear of Losing Your Home Defaulting on your mortgage and facing foreclosure is a very nerve-racking experience. Just keep in mind that the more stressed out and anxious you are about your situation, the [...]

Foreclosure Affects ALL of Us! 8 Facts That May Shock You

by Guest Blogger Anna Cuevas Foreclosure can be devastating, causing losses far greater than the family home. In fact, foreclosure affects all aspects of our lives—including our mental, physical, financial, emotional, and even spiritual well-being. Naturally, those facing foreclosure are directly impacted, but the effects of foreclosure into the homes, lives, and businesses of everyone throughout the community. Eventually, even those [...]

Why Almost 7 Million Americans are Currently in Mortgage Default & How You Can Save Your Home

by Guest Blogger Anna Cuevas  Whether they are 30 days late or 90 days late, there has been a recent rise in mortgage defaults. The foreclosure rates that temporarily slowed during the government’s initial push toward loan modifications are once again on the rise. Currently, more than seven million American homeowners are in some sort of mortgage [...]

How to Understand — and Maneuver Through — the Loan Modification Process and Save Your Home

by Guest Blogger Anna Cuevas Homeowners who are in mortgage default and at risk of foreclosure rarely know that options to save their homes are available, and very few know to navigate their way through the complicated process. In all honesty, many banks and lenders aren’t fully aware of the guidelines and regulations of the loan modification [...]

Author Profile: Betsy Connor Bowen

Betsy Connor Bowen has worked as a community organizer, elementary schoolteacher, college instructor and assistant professor, securities analyst, journalist, and filmmaker. She has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature and an MBA in finance. She has written academic articles, investment reports, short stories, local history, a novella (Spring Bear, Maine Literary Award 2010), and is [...]

Book Excerpt from “Spring Bear” by Betsy Connor Bowen

PART IV In New England, a house gets called by your name only after you’ve lived there for a good while and then left it. Usually, that’s by death. Unpainted and derelict, nestled against hills thick with pine and alder, the Mallow place took on a blind-eyed look. Nothing had ever been square or symmetrical, [...]

Thoughts From the Greenhouse

I Write in the Green­house is Maine poet Car­ole Bachofner’s title. But I am steal­ing it! I write in a green­house, too, and here it is. It’s warm inside, even in the mid­dle of a Maine win­ter. I can be near my plants. It’s where lis­ten to the singers of the ‘six­ties, my for­ma­tive years — [...]

Of Fish, Voice & Hooked Rugs

by Guest Blooger Betsy Connor Bowen There are three rea­sons why I love Wal­doboro and I haven’t even gone there yet. 1. Wal­doboro has an annual fish count. Wal­doboro sits where the Medo­mack River emp­ties into the Atlantic, and it seems that alewives go up theMedo­mack to spawn. They start up the river in May and local vol­un­teers work two-hour [...]

Quite a Workout

by Guest Blogger Betsy Connor Bowen Up at 6 a.m. and dri­ving on snowy roads by 7 to meet Amber Jeskey’s class, which had just read Spring Bear.  She turned out to be a top-notch, no-nonsense Eng­lish teacher with a sharp lit­er­ary mind  and the skills of a drill sergeant. Her class of thir­teen guys and seven gals, all seniors at Medo­mak Val­ley High School [...]