$8 million in assets - and can't get a mortgage
The wealthy have money problems, too -- yeah they do. Even refinancing a mortgage for their fancy digs or getting a new loan can be near impossible these days thanks to skittish lenders. And the higher the loan value, the more they worry. Still, that people with high six-figure incomes, stellar credit histories and gobs of assets get mortgage requests turned down seems weird. "It's amazing really," said Susan Bruno, a financial planner with Beacon Wealth Consulting in Rowayton, Conn., "but it makes sense when you think about it."