Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:07 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

John Stumpf, CEO of Wells Fargo, is retiring effective now, 3 weeks after he apologized to the Senate Banking Committee for the bank’s unauthorized accounts scandal.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:29 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

A Federal appeals court slapped down the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and ruled that the bureau is no longer independent, and that its director can be fired by the president for any reason.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 5:19 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

When selling your home, brag about your fenced backyard if you have one. You might sell your house faster.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 4:28 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

Does owning a vacation home make Bernie Sanders a 1-percenter? Probably not; he might be more like a 3.5-percenter.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:13 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

Most mortgage companies starve their servicing departments, to the frustration of their captive customers. The companies that do a good job of servicing deserve attention for it.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 5:40 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

Good luck if you want a mortgage for less than $50,000. They’re hard to get, and that’s a problem.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 3:07 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

Today’s weak report on 2nd quarter gross domestic product is welcome news for mortgage shoppers.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 5:26 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

A redditor (that’s a member of the freewheeling website Reddit) asks: “Homeowners of Reddit: when you purchased your first home, what item did you not think about that ended being very useful to you?” RATE SEARCH: Shop today for a mortgage. What a great question, and the answers are delightful. Some are profane and hilarious.

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Monday, July 25, 2016 1:13 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

Housing is unaffordable for too many people, and government can help, according to the Democratic Party’s platform.

Sunday, July 24, 2016 6:00 pm
By Holden Lewis ·

It’s still a seller’s market out there in most places. So rejoice if you’re selling a house, and feel a bit apprehensive if you’re trying to find a house to buy.

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