Mind Your Own Mortgage: The Wise Homeowner's Guide to Choosing, Managing, and Paying Off Your Mortgage - eBook  -     By: Rob Bernabe
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Mind Your Own Mortgage: The Wise Homeowner's Guide to Choosing, Managing, and Paying Off Your Mortgage - eBook

Thomas Nelson / 2010 / ePub

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Mind Your Own Mortgage is packed with compelling real-life scenarios, budgeting tips, and handy financial tools. It's a wake-up call for homeowners and a decree that the American dream is still possible if we dramatically rethink the way we finance our homes.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9780529124333
ISBN-13: 9780529124333
Availability: In Stock

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Mind Your Own Mortgage empowers homeowners to shop for a mortgage as if it were a commodity—as easy as buying a gallon of gas—and enables them to eliminate their mortgage debt by revealing inside information used to keep them enslaved to the mortgage industry. Mind Your Own Mortgage changes the game—putting you in charge:

  • Shop with confidence—an exclusive system helps you make decisions based on the best price
  • Identify slick sales gimmicks and lender manipulation
  • Refinance only when it makes sense for you—not for the mortgage company
  • Eliminate your mortgage in record time—so your retirement years include retirement


Stocked with compelling real-life scenarios, budgeting tips, and handy financial tools, Mind Your Own Mortgage is a timely wake-up call for homeowners and a candid decree that the American dream is still possible—if we dramatically rethink the way we finance our homes.


“Whether you’re getting a new mortgage, refinancing an old one, or dealing with the mortgage you have already, you won’t find a better mortgage coach than my friend, Rob Bernabé.” —Mary Hunt, personal finance expert, best-selling author, and CEO of Debt-Proof Living

“Finally, consumers have what they need to hold any mortgage provider accountable.” ?R. Jarret Lilien, founder and managing partner of Bendigo Partners and former president and COO of E*Trade Financial

Author Bio

Robert J.Bernabéis a twenty-five–year veteran of the financial services industry and has led several prominent mortgage companies, including E*TRADE Mortgage and the restructuring of H&R Block Mortgage. Rob was a pioneer in online mortgage lending, growing E*TRADE Mortgage from a small company to one of the largest online lenders in the nation. With Rob’s passion for consumer advocacy, E*TRADE became the first to offer upfront guaranteed mortgage pricing nationwide and offering the nation’s first portable mortgage.Rob’s goal is to create a consumer-led revolution of the mortgage industry by giving information that will empower them to shop, manage, minimize, and eliminate their mortgage debt. He serves on the financial stewardship team at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California.He lives in Southern California with his wife, two children, and three dachshunds.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 20, 2010
    If you are planning to buy for the first time or have bought several homes; this is a must see! It breaks everything down to the most minute detail and is a book that will help you explain to others how to wisely choose, manage, and pay off your existing mortgage quicker. Disclosure Note: Thomas Nelson has been gracious enough to give me a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 15, 2010
    Mrs. W.
    Personally, I have purchased 2 homes and 2 investment properties over the years. I know quite a bit about mortgages, how financing works, and how to get deals. I also know how to buy from a business stand-point, rather than from a foolish (and dangerous) emotional stand-point. With this background in mind, I thought this would be a fun book to read. I thought it would be about the current mortgage crisis and offer a way to help, those who are suffering, out of their drowning debt. Well, it was all this and more! I was amazed with Rob's concern, understanding and his inspiring ideas about money, spending and budgeting in general.While you will get a great education about mortgages, in this book, you will also learn about finances in all areas of life. Here are some highlights:1. "Everything you buy is going to go out of fashion, fade away, rust, or end up in the junk heap." (p. 73)2. "What led to the credit crisis in the first place is financially irresponsible living. Let's not blame the system - we're the ones who should have said no and saved for a rainy day." (p. 47)3. "A society that doesn't live within its means eventually has to pay the price." (p. 44)4. "Unfortunately, mortgages are delivered through a system that will trap you in perpetual debt if you allow yourself to be caught off guard."5. "Instant gratification is your enemy, and a slow and steady pace is your friend." (p. 14)This book is 300 pages and a wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend it!
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    May 26, 2010
    Sean H.
    Who isnt a little confused when it comes to mortgages? In this book, the author breaks down the behind-the-scenes action of what goes into a mortgage and how to make sure you realize your options. As Americans, we take a lot of things for granted, but this area can definitely be the most costly decision you will ever make, so make it wisely!Robert Bernabes Mind Your Own Mortgage is a thorough guide for anyone looking to buy a home or those interested in refinancing their current loan. At times it was almost too much information. I wish I had known this before purchasing my home and will recommend this as required reading for all my friends when they go to buy their first home. The only drawback to the book I see is that you have to be interested in finance or this book wont hold your attention for long. But trust me, it is worth the read, it could literally save you thousands of dollars!Disclosure Note: Thomas Nelson has been gracious enough to give me a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 5, 2010
    Carl S
    This is a must read for anyone in the market for a new mortgage, anyone looking to refinance an existing mortgage, or anyone who thinks they ever will be. I wish I had this to read before I committed to a mortgage because it is honest and insightful. There is so much great information in this book, and it takes you from the very first steps (before you ever walk into a bank), right through to how and why you should pay off your mortgage. With the rampant excessive consumerism that has led our country to financial crisis, it is imperative that we educate ourselves about one of the biggest debts most people will ever take on. I know I personally feel bombarded with messages that communicate that I should buy, buy, buy.even those things I can not afford. It is so easy to get sucked into that mentality, and find yourself drowning in debt. And the really sad part is that the things that put us in debt fail to provide any level of joy or comfort that could ever compare to the level of stress that living in debt causes. The author of this book is a voice of wisdom in this culture of excess. He provides both basic information on mortgage loans, as well as up to date details particular to the crisis we are currently in. If you already have a mortgage, this book provides great advise and practical tips on how to pay your mortgage off in the most financially intelligent way possible. If you want to be in control of your mortgage instead of feeling like it has control over you, this book will help. I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for a fair and impartial review.
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