Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

One city in Texas saw the fastest-growing sales in $1 million-plus homes.

Thursday, May 01, 2014 4:38 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Taxes likely played a big role in luring Toyota’s North American headquarters to the Lone Star State.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 5:47 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Texas and New York have been competitive for years in sports arenas. Now the states have a new tax rivalry.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:51 am
By Kay Bell ·

Memorial Day weekend shoppers in three states will get bigger bargains, thanks to sales tax holidays.

Monday, March 11, 2013 11:45 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

Rates are low and probably won’t be moving much anytime soon. The Fed is keeping a hold on rates in order to give the economy a boost. But despite low yields, there are still some institutions offering better-than-average deals. Use our research to find the best CD rates in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, today. You can generally

Thursday, June 14, 2012 6:00 am
By Dan Miranda ·

The Lone Star State is considering a speed limit of 85 mph on a new road, which would be the highest speed limit in the U.S., for safety.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012 2:20 pm
By Kay Bell ·

In the span of four days, we witnessed what was arguably the largest spate of gambling in U.S. history. By the time the Mega Millions lottery numbers were drawn on Friday, March 30, folks hoping for immediate wealth had bought more that 625 million tickets. Three days later when NCAA March Madness wound down with

Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:45 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

Auto loan rates in El Paso, TX, and in cities throughout the nation haven’t changed much since last week. The average national 60-month auto loan is still at 5.34 percent. Paying cash for a car is always the best financial plan, but if you need to finance, now might be a good time. It’s important

Tuesday, November 01, 2011 12:28 pm
By Mitch Strohm ·

The average money market account yield has been staying right around 0.15 percent nationwide, causing many investors to search for other investment vehicles. But money market accounts might be a safer alternative to money market funds, especially in the current market. If you’re looking for money market accounts in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, use our rates survey

Tuesday, November 01, 2011 12:18 pm
By Mitch Strohm ·

Rates on auto loans are currently at near record lows, making it an ideal time for those in the market to finance. Auto loan rates in College Station, TX, and in cities across the country crept south this week. The average 60-month new auto loan is now at 5.32 percent. Despite enticing loan rates, it’s

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