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The 9 states that don't have an income tax

Looking for relief from state income taxes? Just move to one of these states.Read more

Is it smart to be a serial refinancer?

Refinancing a home more than once seldom makes sense, except in these cases.Read more

6 risky ways to pay off your credit card debt

Careful! Credit card troubles can get worse if you pay them down these ways.Read more

Top 5 money issues separating Donald Trump from the GOP

The nominee and his party disagree on these major financial matters.Read more

The 10 best rides for recent college grads

Just graduated from college? Drive off the lot in one of these irresistible cars.Read more

7 private islands for sale at under $300,000

You don't need to leave the country or spend a fortune to buy the ultimate waterfront escape.Read more

6 times you may have been trapped into an arbitration contract 'gotcha'

Gretchen Carlson may have waived her right to a day in court. Is it a risk for you?Read more

Mortgages remain low enough for refinancing

Mortgage rates have risen above all-time lows, but refinancing isn't off the table.Read more

Rules and regs of tapping your retirement nest egg

You've saved all your life, and now you can live it up in retirement. Be sure to follow the rules.Read more

These state are cutting sales taxes for back-to-school

A sales-tax holiday can save you a few bucks if you follow all the rules.Read more

History favors an election correction for stocks

Find out what it usually means for stocks when non-incumbents face off for president.Read more

5 ways to Trump-proof your portfolio

If Donald Trump is elected president, these investments might be your best bets.Read more

Real estate rules as investing choice, survey says

We found people still seem leery of stocks and prefer to put their money in property.Read more

5 surprising tax ideas from 2016 presidential hopefuls

The presidential candidates offer some unusual ways they hope will make taxes better.Read more

Donald Trump: The Bankrate interview

In this revealing 2009 interview, Trump talks about his mistakes, his triumphs and Twitter.Read more

Blogs

We love real estate, but does it really pay?

Economists think there's a better long-term investment. Who's right?Read more

Musk defends Tesla Autopilot, shares plan to build trucks

Tesla's CEO outlines plan to build more car models, be a player in public transportation and continue developing its Autopilot technology to a future of fully autonomous cars.Read more

Tim Kaine and the consumer

Take a look at where Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's new running mate, stands on consumer issues. Read more

Leak exposes Social Security numbers of DNC donors

WikiLeaks published donor names, Social Security numbers and credit card information when it released 19,000 hacked internal Democratic emails on Friday. Read more

Credit card rates for Friday, July 22

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

Mortgage rates for Friday, July 22

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

Home equity rates for Friday, July 22

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

Auto loan rates for Friday, July 22

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

Alas, poor Yellen! Time for a rate hike?

Next week, the Federal Open Market Committee meets to decide on the direction of monetary policy. Currently, the fed funds rate sits at 0.25% to 0.5%.Read more

Buying home? Sorry, sellers are in charge

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.Read more

Mortgage rates for Thursday, July 21

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

Credit card rates for Thursday, July 21

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

Wells Fargo rates and news for Thursday, July 21

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

Home equity rates for Thursday, July 21

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

Refinance rates for Thursday, July 21

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

Is a foreign buyer in your home’s future?

Chinese buyers are the most prolific by far, according to the National Association of Realtors. From April 2015 to March this year, Chinese buyers spent more on American homes than the next 4 countries combined.Read more

VW emissions cheating goes further back, new suits allege

Three more states sue Volkswagen, claiming that emissions cheating with its diesel cars goes back further than was previously disclosed. 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

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 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 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 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 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

Transatlantic trade deal could suffer Brexit fallout

Brexit is casting a shadow over a trade pact the U.S. and EU have been negotiating for 3 years. Read more

Sneaky ways Pokemon Go could cost you

Pokemon Go could cost you thousands in data charges, vehicle damage and even bail money if you're not careful.Read more

Melania mess highlights plagiarism dangers

Melania Trump may not suffer much in the way of consequences over alleged plagiarism, but regular people often do.Read more

Mortgage rates for Wednesday, July 20

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

Credit card rates for Wednesday, July 20

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

Home equity rates for Wednesday, July 20

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

Auto loan rates for Wednesday, July 20

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

GM faces new lawsuits from old ignition switch problems

A court recently ruled that consumers can sue GM for issues related to an ignition switch recall, even though the affected cars were produced by GM before its 2009 bankruptcy.Read more

Pippa’s engaged to a — what?

Kate Middleton's sister just got a huge ring from her hedge fund manager beau -- who can afford it.Read more

What Drake can teach your kids about money

The superstar musician recently shared a letter he wrote to his mother 10 years ago about his spending habits.Read more

Cruz loses GOP nomination, but wins party platform

Sen. Ted Cruz lost a bitter nomination fight to Donald J. Trump, but the junior senator from Texas won many of the GOP's platform planks.Read more

Wells Fargo rates for Tuesday, July 19

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

Refinance rates for Tuesday, July 19

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

Home equity rates for Tuesday, July 19

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

Trump, VP pick split on Social Security

Presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump has vowed not to cut Social Security benefits. This puts him at odds with the Republican Party.Read more

The Republican convention and your job

The proposed Republican party platform addresses some workplace issues, but not others. Read more

Home equity rates for Monday, July 18

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

Auto loan rates for Monday, July 18

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

Credit card rates for Monday, July 18

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

Mortgage rates for Monday, July 18

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

Trump tax plan and the GOP platform

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is working on making his tax plan mesh with the GOP's official party platform. Will changes be revealed at the convention?Read more

GOP: Shrink Uncle Sam’s role in housing

Entering the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump's views on housing policy remain fairly opaque.Read more

GOP leaves questions on financial reform

The GOP platform is bent on dismantling a key financial law, but there's little agreement within the party on how to reform banking regulation.Read more

Student loans a back burner issue for GOP

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been hard to pin down on student loans.Read more

The GOP and Pokemon are having a moment

The Republican National Convention kicks off today in Cleveland. Hey, is that a Pokemon over there?!Read more

Delinquencies rise with longer car-loan terms

Consumers opting for longer car-loan terms are more likely to be delinquent, a Transunion study finds. Read more

Don’t line up for the new Air Jordans

Nike's coveted sneakers may have lost their value as an investment. Read more

The 10 stages of payday, as told through emojis

You always plan to spend the money wisely, but then happy hour happens!Read more

Trump names Pence as running mate

Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump has announced his choice for vice-presidential running mate: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.Read more

Home equity rates fall as homeowner confidence grows

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

Mortgage rates dip as student debt tempers buyers

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

Credit card rates unchanged as fraud rates rise

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

Auto loan rates fall as average loan amounts grow

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

$5M ‘reward’ for Trump tax return

A disgruntled GOP member reportedly will give $5 million to a charity if Donald Trump will release his tax returns. That's money that likely won't be spent, or donated.Read more

Recent grads, avoid this money screw-up

Landed your first job? Congratulations! Now, don't give in to a very easy temptation. Read more

Why US is a ‘gold mine’ for card fraud

The United States is ranked No. 2 among 20 countries for credit card fraud. Here's why.Read more

Wells Fargo rates competitive as it aims to boost homeownership

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

Best credit card rates steady as plastic gets safer

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

Home equity rates fall while home equity levels improve

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

Refinance rates varied as more homeowners seek to refi

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

Mortgage rates fall while applications surge

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

5 ways and reasons to refinance your mortgage

Mortgage rates have fallen to near record lows since last month's Brexit vote, and many homeowners are refinancing. There's more than just 1 way to refinance. Here are some of your options.Read more

Fed: Economy hums along amid threats

The Fed's new Beige Book economic survey says the economy is growing and some jobs are going begging.Read more

Home equity rates fall with foreclosure rates

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

Auto loan rates drop as vehicle registrations hit a record high

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

Best credit card rates stable as more card options emerge

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

Mortgage rates rise as treasury yields climb

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

SEC gets involved as Tesla investigation expands

Federal authorities deep their investigation into Tesla's Autopilot system, while the SEC looks into a possible breach of securities laws by the automaker.Read more

IRS’ tax ID theft filters pose added filing problems

Internal Revenue Service efforts to stop fraudulent tax refunds are posing problems for legitimate taxpayers waiting for their real refunds, according to the latest National Taxpayer Advocate report.Read more

Wells Fargo rates attractive on small business loans and more

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

Home equity rates rise while homeowners regain equity

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

Best credit card rates steady as millennials shun plastic

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

Refinance rates dive, refi applications surge

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

Mortgage rates mixed as home prices climb

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

Share a Netflix password, go to jail?

More broadly for the users of password-protected Internet sites and services, the appeals court ruled that sharing passwords without permission amounts to unauthorized access and is against the law. Read more

How to figure out whether you should refinance the mortgage

A reader named Oscar notices that mortgage rates are near all-time lows. He asks: Mr. Lewis, what about people with less than a year-old loan -- a 30-year fixed at 4%? Probably refinancing at 3.25%. Would it be worth the time on line in the bank? That's a $174 monthly payment difference. Based on whatRead more

Don’t ‘Go’ broke on Pokemon game

'Free-to-play' doesn't mean free, as some Pokemon Go players who are tempted by in-game purchases will undoubtedly find out. Here's what you need to know.Read more

Home equity rates steady as delinquencies decline

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

Auto loan rates fall as qualifying gets easier

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

Best credit card rates unmoved on Fed’s signal

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

Mortgage rates fall despite jobs report

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

An economy like a magazine. (It has issues)

The economy still has some stuff to work on, but it's making a comeback. Read more

Diesel car purchases on the rise

Despite bad press, 7.7 million diesel vehicles were in operation in the United States in 2015, an increase of 329,700 cars.Read more

Markets rally behind strong jobs report

The stock market embraced a strong jobs report to break through its Brexit funk and close at new highs. Read more

Donate to victims of tragedies smartly

Before you give money to help shooting victims, give thought to where the donation is going.Read more

Home-shoppers, the jobs report didn’t raise mortgage rates

Home-shoppers, be cheerful: Job growth in June was surprisingly high, but the news hasn't had much effect on mortgage rates. They're staying near record lows. Read this week's mortgage analysis, in which the 30-year-fixed fell to just shy of its all-time low at 3.52%. RATE SEARCH: Ready to shop for a mortgage? Find the bestRead more

Hiring comes roaring back

Employers added a stunning number of jobs to their payrolls in June, but unemployment rose.Read more

Home equity rates fall with HELOC balances

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

Auto loan rates steady despite summer sales

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

Best credit card rates remain low while balances decline

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

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