Latest News

Get the latest financial news, original data reporting and expert analysis of personal finance trends and hot topics from our award-winning editorial team.

5 things to know when buying a foreclosed home

Buying a foreclosure or short sale can be tricky. Follow these steps to ease the process.Read more

7 questions to ask when choosing a checking account

Opening a checking account is easy. Finding the right one is the hard part.Read more

The 10 states with the most personal loan debt

Personal loan debt is on the rise, especially in these states.Read more

Mortgage rates in holding pattern, waiting for Fed

Now is the time for homeowners to take advantage of low rates.Read more

7 supermarket tricks that get you to spend more

Mesmerized by the music at your grocery store? It's just one way they're enticing you.Read more

You'll be star-struck by George Lucas' staggering net worth

With the help of Indiana Jones and Luke Skywalker, this filmmaker has scored serious money.Read more

VA loans even help vets buy their luxury dream homes

The VA loan guaranty gives veterans who need large home loans a distinct advantage.Read more

7 steps for millennials buried in student debt

That debt won't magically go away. So, follow this advice to pay off your loans.Read more

7 Social Security benefits you may not know about

Understanding this information can help put a bounce in your benefits.Read more

Moving's a pain, but the tax deduction can be sweet

If you accepted a job in a new location, let the IRS help pay for some of your move.Read more

5 newbie homebuyer mistakes you don't want to make

Buying your first home? You can learn your lessons the hard way, or by reading this.Read more

7 unique jobs and how you can land them

Here's what it takes to be an astronaut or bomb technician, among other unusual jobs.Read more

6 Zika scams and what really protects you

Where there's fear, fraudsters aren't far behind. We offer tips to help you repel scammers.Read more

5 countries where you can retire on $1,500 a month

Your retirement dollar goes a lot further in these places, if you're willing to be an expat.Read more

5 costs that spoil your early retirement dreams

Ready to clock out for good? You'll lose your paycheck and will face these costs.Read more

Blogs

‘Sexism still exists.’ Yes, it’s 2016.

This week, the Pew Research Center released a study that reported 63% of women say discrimination still makes their work lives harder. However, 56% of men believe that women no longer face significant obstacles in the workplace.Read more

Mortgage rates for Thursday, August 25

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Credit card rates for Thursday, August 25

It's a good time to be in the market for some new plastic.Read more

Refinance rates for Thursday, August 25

If you're thinking about refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Fed: Real estate loan demand jumped in Q2

Demand for residential real estate loans strengthened in the second quarter over the previous period, a Federal Reserve survey said.Read more

Mortgage rates in Dallas, Texas

See this week's average rates for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, 15-year fixed-rate mortgage, 5/1 ARM and 30-year jumbo mortgage in metro Dallas. Read more

Mortgage rates in Chicago, Illinois

See this week's average rates for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, 15-year fixed-rate mortgage, 5/1 ARM and 30-year jumbo mortgage in metro Chicago. Read more

Mortgage rates in Atlanta, Georgia

See this week's mortgage rates in Atlanta for the 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, 5/1 ARM and jumbo home loans.Read more

Mortgage rates in Washington, DC

Here are the weekly updated mortgage rates for Washington, D.C., including the 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, 5/1 ARM and jumbo home loans.Read more

Mortgage rates in Houston, Texas

See this week's average rates for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, 15-year fixed-rate mortgage, 5/1 ARM and 30-year jumbo mortgage in metro Houston.Read more

Mortgage rates in San Francisco, California

See this week's average rates for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, 15-year fixed-rate mortgage, 5/1 ARM and 30-year jumbo mortgage in the San Francisco Bay Area.Read more

Mortgage rates in Phoenix, Arizona

See weekly updated mortgage rates in Phoenix for the 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, 5/1 ARM and jumbo home loan.Read more

Mortgage rates in Miami, Florida

See weekly updated mortgage rates in Miami for the 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, 5/1 ARM and jumbo home loan.Read more

Mortgage rates in Boston, Massachusetts

See this week's average rates for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, 15-year fixed-rate mortgage, 5/1 ARM and 30-year jumbo mortgage in metro Boston. Read more

Mortgage rates in New York, New York

See this week's average rates for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, 15-year fixed-rate mortgage, 5/1 ARM and 30-year jumbo mortgage in New York metro. Read more

Mortgage rates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

See this week's average rates for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, 15-year fixed-rate mortgage, 5/1 ARM and 30-year jumbo mortgage in metro Philadelphia. Read more

Mortgage rates in Los Angeles, California

See this week's average rates for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, 15-year fixed-rate mortgage, 5/1 ARM and 30-year jumbo mortgage in Los Angeles.Read more

Mortgage rates in Detroit, Michigan

See this week's average rates for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, 15-year fixed-rate mortgage, 5/1 ARM and 30-year jumbo mortgage in metro Detroit. Read more

Existing home sales slump in July

Existing home sales fell for the first time since March and decreased year over year for the first time since November 2015, the NAR study shows. Read more

Tesla electric car to be fastest 0-60 mph on the market

Tesla will offer a new version of its Model S that would make it the fastest accelerating production car today and the third fastest ever produced.Read more

IRS looking at a more digital future

The IRS is looking to transform its services and taxpayer interactions with a view toward digital enhancements. Some worry, however, that such a move will shortchange some taxpayers.Read more

Mortgage rates for Wednesday, August 24

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Home equity rates for Wednesday, August 24

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.Read more

Auto loan rates for Wednesday, August 24

Be sure to shop around for the best auto loan rates available.Read more

Home sales grow at fastest pace in 9 years

New home sales rose 12.4%, reaching a seasonally adjusted rate of 654,000 units. That beats a revised June figure of 582,000 and is 31.3% higher than the July 2015 rate of 498,000 units. Read more

Credit card rates for Tuesday, August 23

It's a good time to be in the market for some new plastic.Read more

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, August 23

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Wells Fargo rates and news for Tuesday, August 23

Wells Fargo's rates are remaining competitive on mortgages, auto loans and credit cards.Read more

Refinance rates for Tuesday, August 23

If you're thinking about refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Mortgage rates for Monday, August 22

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Home equity rates for Monday, August 22

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.Read more

Auto loan rates for Monday, August 22

Be sure to shop around for the best auto loan rates available.Read more

Elvis’ rare BMW, ‘lost’ for 50 years, unveiled

A rare BMW owned by Elvis Presley that was "lost" for more than 50 years is unveiled to the public, fully restored. Read more

Mortgage rates for Friday, August 19

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Home equity rates for Friday, August 19

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.Read more

Auto loan rates for Friday, August 19

Be sure to shop around for the best auto loan rates available.Read more

Students are latest tax scam targets

The pervasive IRS impersonation tax scam keeps growing. With school set to resume, scam targets now are students, who are urged to pay a fake federal student tax.Read more

With homes, good fences make fast sellers

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

Trump, Clinton and the growing national debt

The gross national debt stands at $19 trillion, equaling 106% of the country's gross domestic product, and under Clinton or Trump it would grow even larger. Read more

Credit card rates for Thursday, August 18

It's a good time to be in the market for some new plastic.Read more

Mortgage rates for Thursday, August 18

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Refinance rates for Thursday, August 18

If you're thinking about refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

The Fed keeps us guessing about rates

Notes from the last Federal Reserve meeting don't make the Fed's plans any clearer.Read more

Credit card rates for Wednesday, August 17

It's a good time to be in the market for some new plastic.Read more

Mortgage rates for Wednesday, August 17

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Home equity rates for Wednesday, August 17

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.Read more

Auto loan rates for Wednesday, August 17

Be sure to shop around for the best auto loan rates available.Read more

VW faces smoking gun while Tesla catches fire

The U.S. Justice Department finds evidence against VW of criminal wrongdoing, while Tesla falls short of delivery projections and one of its cars catches fire during a test drive in France.Read more

US Olympians close in on tax victory

The House is slightly behind the Senate in the competition to award Olympians tax relief for their winnings, but a bill to do just that has gained critical Ways and Means support.Read more

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, August 16

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Credit card rates for Tuesday, August 16

It's a good time to be in the market for some new plastic.Read more

Wells Fargo rates and news for Tuesday, August 16

Wells Fargo's rates are remaining competitive on mortgages, auto loans and credit cards.Read more

Refinance rates for Tuesday, August 16

If you're thinking about refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Home equity rates for Tuesday, August 16

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.Read more

Credit card rates for Monday, August 15

It's a good time to be in the market for some new plastic.Read more

Mortgage rates for Monday, August 15

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Home equity rates for Monday, August 15

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.Read more

Auto loan rates for Monday, August 15

Be sure to shop around for the best auto loan rates available.Read more

This gas really is better for cars, AAA finds

Top Tier gas, which is marketed as being better for a car's engine, really is better, according to a new study by AAA.Read more

Are you dancing in the market with Tina?

Investors triple-teamed the market, boosting the Dow Jones Industrial Average (18,613.52), the benchmark S&P 500 (2,185.79) and the Nasdaq (5,228.40) to new records at the close ThursdayRead more

Clinton, Kaine release tax returns

Hillary Clinton added to the list of tax returns she's made public by releasing her 2015 filing on Aug. 12. So did her running mate. We're still waiting on Donald Trump's taxes.Read more

Social Security hits the campaign trail

7 in 10 registered voters say that Social Security benefits should not be cut in any way, according to a March survey by the Pew Research Center.Read more

Mortgage rates for Friday, August 12

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Credit card rates for Friday, August 12

It's a good time to be in the market for some new plastic.Read more

Home equity rates for Friday, August 12

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements. Read more

Auto loan rates for Friday, August 12

Be sure to shop around for the best auto loan rates available.Read more

Market hits trifecta of all-time highs

The 3 major stock market indexes – the Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite -- all zoomed to record highs for Thursday's closing bell. The last time the 3 indexes hit highs in concert was in 1999, also the last time the 17-year cicadas emerged in the Northeast. The DowRead more

Bernie Sanders buys 3rd home, for $575K

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

Tax phishing scam mimics software providers

Tax crooks don't take the summer off. Some are out there now with a phishing scheme that pretends to come from tax software providers. Don't fall for it!Read more

Credit card rates for Thursday, August 11

It's a good time to be in the market for some new plastic. Read more

Mortgage rates for Thursday, August 11

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate. Read more

Wells Fargo rates and news for Thursday, August 11

Wells Fargo's rates are remaining competitive on mortgages, auto loans and credit cards.Read more

Refinance rates for Thursday, August 11

If you're thinking about refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate. Read more

Home equity rates for Thursday, August 11

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.Read more

Best mortgage servicer award goes to…

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.Read more

Football and some fantasy sports games are back

American sports fans love their National Football League teams. They also love their fantasy football teams. Good news for them. More states are allowing the daily fantasy games.Read more

No work getting done? Blame the Olympics

Many American workers indicate it's OK to watch the Olympics on the job, depending on the sport.Read more

Mortgage rates for Wednesday, August 10

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Credit card rates for Wednesday, August 10

It's a good time to be in the market for some new plastic.Read more

Home equity rates for Wednesday, August 10

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.Read more

Auto loan rates for Wednesday, August 10

Be sure to shop around for the best auto loan rates available. Read more

Drivers drawn to cars with safety-tech features, study finds

Technology to monitor blind spots and avoid collisions score highly with drivers in a J.D. Power and Associates study.Read more

Best money-related #PhelpsFace memes

We scoured Twitter to find the best #PhelpsFace memes so we could all laugh at our money struggles together.Read more

Will Yellen surprise us at Jackson Hole?

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returns to the most-watched economic confab of the year -- the symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming -- after missing last year's, and all ears will be listening for a hint at monetary policy for the rest of the year.Read more

Credit card rates for Tuesday, August 9

It's a good time to be in the market for some new plastic.Read more

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, August 9

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Wells Fargo rates and news for Tuesday, August 9

Wells Fargo's rates are remaining competitive on mortgages, auto loans and credit cards.Read more

Refinance rates for Tuesday, August 9

If you're thinking about refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Home equity rates for Tuesday, August 9

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.Read more

Trump dumps 0% tax-rate proposal

The latest tax plan from the Republican presidential nominee backs off his earlier call for a no-tax bracket.Read more

Mortgage rates for Monday, August 8

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Credit card rates for Monday, August 8

It's a good time to be in the market for some new plastic.Read more

Home equity rates for Monday, August 8

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.Read more

Auto loan rates for Monday, August 8

Be sure to shop around for the best auto loan rates available.Read more

Automakers, feds at odds over fuel-economy goals

Environmental regulators expect that automakers will fall short of the fuel-efficiency standards that feds wanted them to achieve by 2025.Read more

Why we carry debt when we don’t have to

A new study says people who have both money in the bank and credit card debt may not pay off their balance out of fear.Read more

Take that, Brexit! US hiring is solid

Another strong jobs report suggests fears of fallout from the U.K.'s decision to bolt the EU were overdone. Read more

Credit card rates for Friday, August 5

It's a good time to be in the market for some new plastic.Read more

Mortgage rates for Friday, August 5

If you're purchasing or refinancing, it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Home equity rates for Friday, August 5

Many borrowers tap their equity to pay for things such as home improvements.Read more

Connect with us