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To save a down payment, start small. Here's how

The down payment is the major obstacle for millennial buyers. It doesn't have to be. Read more

Why millennials are renting houses instead of apartments

Almost 4 in 10 renters live in single-family homes, not always by choice.Read more

Top 7 red flags of peer-to-peer lending

Steer clear if you notice these warning signs when considering P2P lending.Read more

Millennials, employers think you're full of yourselves

Recent college graduates have a loftier view of their skills than hiring managers do.Read more

Home sellers are spying on buyers to gain intel

Some sellers use technology to snoop on buyers and Realtors to gain an advantage.Read more

Mortgages rates rise on possibility of Fed hike

Mortgage rates rise after the Federal Reserve signals a possible increase in mid-June.Read more

The 3 best places to turn to for a personal loan

Your credit score could determine the type of lender you should choose for a personal loan.Read more

10 states with the highest gasoline taxes

Live in these states? You may pay higher gas prices as you fill up for Memorial Day.Read more

Why you should say 'no' to no-interest deals at stores

A retailer's interest-free financing will sting if you're not careful with payments.Read more

Want to live to 120? Here's how to make your money last

You may live past the century mark. Make sure your savings won't expire before you do.Read more

The 10 states where retirees struggle the most

Seniors in these states are most likely to lack the money to be comfortable.Read more

Why choosing a good home appraiser is so important

Buyers and sellers can benefit from an accurate appraisal. Here's how it works.Read more

9 fabulous financial aid offers for college

These colleges and local programs provide generous help with tuition. Find out how to qualify.Read more

7 things every family needs to know about 529 plans

Need to save for college? Get an "A" in College Savings 101 by learning these facts.Read more

How to avoid the stranglehold of too much student loan debt

Don't let student loans haunt you after college. Try these tips to right-size your debt.Read more

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Rich tend to stay put despite high taxes

Moving is a pain, even for the rich. In fact, a new study finds that the wealthy don't move that much even if relocation would lower their tax rates.Read more

Home equity rates for Tuesday, May 31

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

Auto loan rates for Tuesday, May 31

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

Best credit card rates for Tuesday, May 31

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

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, May 31

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

What to expect from the May jobs report

We'll get a snapshot of the workforce this Friday, and there are plenty of reasons to take notice.Read more

Tires are tops for safe driving

The season for road trips is here. Before you pack up the family, the car and get behind the wheel, read these 6 tips for safe driving. Read more

Yellen hints at summer rate increase

Fed Chair Janet Yellen has seemed to hint that a rate increase might be closer than many expect.Read more

Home equity rates for Friday, May 27

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

Auto loan rates for Friday, May 27

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

Best credit card rates for Friday, May 27

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

Mortgage rates for Friday, May 27

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

$1T credit card tab is shocking, but…

We should not fret about $1 trillion in credit card debt. Yet. Here's why.Read more

You’re normal if you spend big before a mortgage

If you have sold a house and bought another, or if you have refinanced a mortgage, you probably have ignored a universally given piece of financial advice. And you know what? You're fine.Read more

Home equity rates for Thursday, May 26

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

Auto loan rates for Thursday, May 26

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

Mortgage rates for Thursday, May 26

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

Best credit card rates for Thursday, May 26

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

Prosper increases personal loan rates

Prosper's rate hike will impact personal loan borrowers with damaged credit scores.Read more

You’re late! Auto loan delinquencies rise

Late car-loan payments have risen nationwide, due mostly to delinquencies in states hurt by the oil slump, such as North Dakota, TransUnion reports. Read more

5 arrested in telephone tax scam

Law enforcement made some progress this week against the huge telephone tax scam. 5 people were arrested for allegedly being part of the largest tax scam ever.Read more

Home equity rates for Wednesday, May 25

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

Auto loan rates for Wednesday, May 25

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

Best credit card rates for Wednesday, May 25

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

Mortgage rates for Wednesday, May 25

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

Memorial Day deals for the military

Restaurants, car dealers, theme parks and museums all offer special holiday savings for service members. Read more

How being frugal can help you land a date

Savers are more attractive as dating partners, Trump and Hillary's rates on deposits are just as bad as yours, and a war of words on bank safety.Read more

It really is easier to qualify for a loan

If you're eager to buy a house, go ahead and seek a mortgage preapproval, even if you have imperfect credit. Maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised.Read more

Former Romanian king seeks castle tax exemption

A man's home literally is his castle for a former king of Romania. He says a war veterans' tax break means he shouldn't owe real estate taxes on the property.Read more

Home equity rates for Tuesday, May 24

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

Auto loan rates for Tuesday, May 24

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

Best credit card rates for Tuesday, May 24

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

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, May 24

Mortgage rates rose today, but they're still at historically low levels.Read more

1 reason to care about personal loans

Convenience is nice, but it's not the No. 1 reason why borrowers should consider a personal loan.Read more

Coordinated mob robs 1,400 ATMs at once

A crew of over 100 criminals targeted Japanese ATMs with 14,000 fraudulent withdrawals in just over 2 hours, exposing ATM security weaknesses.Read more

Sports Authority strikes out

Look for going-out-of-business bargains as Sports Authority closes all of its stores.Read more

Home equity rates for Monday, May 23

You can tap your home's equity to pay for things such as home improvements and vacations.Read more

Mortgage rates for Monday, May 23

Even though mortgage rates on all terms rose today, overall rates are currently around historical lows.Read more

Best credit card rates for Monday, May 23

Anyone in the market for a new credit card will find it's a good time to be shopping.Read more

Auto loan rates for Monday, May 23

Be sure to shop around for the best rate on a car loan.Read more

Memorial Day: 38M Americans to hit the road

More people will be leaving home to kick off the unofficial start of summer.Read more

Used cars not retaining as much value

Used cars aren't holding their value as well they did as a few years ago and will continue on a downward spiral. Read more

Trump, Clinton are like us in just 1 way

The top presidential candidates are filthy rich, but they can't do any better than most Americans when it comes to their bank accounts.Read more

Home equity rates for Friday, May 20

You can tap your home's equity to pay for home renovations, a college education and more.Read more

Auto loan rates for Friday, May 20

Auto loan rates are near historic lows, making it a great time for anyone in the market for a new or used vehicle.Read more

Best credit card rates for Friday, May 20

Credit card rates are low, making it a good time to be in the market for some new plastic.Read more

Mortgage rates for Friday, May 20

Despite the upward trend on mortgage rates today, they are currently around historical lows.Read more

Whole Foods’ answer to ‘Whole Paycheck’

Supermarket company Whole Foods is about to start rolling out a chain of "value" stores.Read more

Are you throwing money away?

Nearly 40% of U.S. adults either don't have a credit card or don't use one linked to a rewards program. Here's what you're missing.Read more

C’mon, guys, log on to your 401(k) website

Employees who spend more time engaged with their 401(k) tend to be more active savers.Read more

Man robs banks to pay tax bill

Taxes can be tough to pay sometimes. A Portugal resident found his tax bill so high that he resorted to robbing banks to cover it.Read more

Auto loan rates for Thursday, May 19

It's important to shop around for the best auto loan rates available.Read more

Best credit card rates for Thursday, May 19

Be sure to shop around thoroughly for the best credit card rates.Read more

Mortgage rates for Thursday, May 19

Even though mortgage rates change daily, they are currently around historical lows.Read more

Fed minutes: Chance of a June rate boost

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee at its April meeting saw conditions in the labor market improve, even as the economy appeared to have slowed.Read more

New mortgage docs are actually being read

More mortgage borrowers are reviewing their loan disclosures before they close on their homes.Read more

Auto loan rates for Wednesday, May 18

It's a great time to be in the market to finance a new or used vehicle.Read more

Best credit card rates for Wednesday, May 18

People with excellent credit scores typically get the best card rates.Read more

Mortgage rates for Wednesday, May 18

Mortgage rates are historically low. Be sure to shop around to find the best offer.Read more

When regrets drive you to save

Here's how one expensive Christmas motivated me to build an emergency fund.Read more

Hail to pay: $54B for storm-damaged cars

Hailstorms resulted in nearly 9 million claims for damaged cars from 2009 to 2013, according to an analysis of car insurance claims. Read more

Legal weed could bring in $28B a year in taxes

Legalizing marijuana at the federal level and in all states could bring in billions. It wouldn't really make a big dent in government budgets, but it would make many constituents happy.Read more

Best credit card rates for Tuesday, May 17

Credit card rates are relatively low today, making it a good time for anyone in the market for some new plastic.Read more

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, May 17

Anyone interested in purchasing or refinancing will find it's a great time to lock in a rate.Read more

Demand for student loans sizzles

A growing percentage of parents say their children will use student loans to pay for college. Read more

Mortgage rates for Monday, May 16

Even though mortgage rates fluctuate daily, they are currently around historic lows.Read more

What to expect from this week’s housing reports

Home prices and sales are expected to remain firm, or continue to rise, but middle-class wages are in a slump. Something has to give.Read more

Millennials going out more, spending less

Millennials dine out more but spend less than their older brothers and sisters, and their parents.Read more

Mortgage rates for Friday, May 13

Mortgage rates are low, making it a great time to be in the market.Read more

Nissan takes 34% stake in Mitsubishi

Nissan Motor Co. is about to become Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s largest stockholder. Nissan's CEO says the purchase will create "a dynamic new force in the automotive industry."Read more

Panama Papers prompt questions about NV, WY

A U.S. senator is seeking answers from officials in Nevada and Wyoming about tax-evading shell companies in their states that were listed in the latest Panama Papers release.Read more

Mortgage rates for Thursday, May 12

While rates on mortgages fluctuate daily, they are currently around historic lows.Read more

Air going out of the balloon at Macy’s

Changes in shopping habits have led to a parade of weak sales numbers for Macy's.Read more

Here’s why your credit score stinks

American credit card holders are simply using too much of their available credit. Here's why that can hurt your credit score.Read more

Mortgage rates for Wednesday, May 11

The most favorable mortgage rates typically go to borrowers with excellent credit.Read more

Your 401(k) plan is not free

If you're like half the people in a recent survey, you think the investments in a workplace retirement plan are free. But they're not.Read more

CD yield: Accept no substitutes

Rising-rate CDs are great for banks. For customers? Not so much.Read more

4 ways to protect personal loan borrowers

The federal government has just issued long-awaited recommendations for how to protect both borrowers of and investors in personal loans. Here are 4.Read more

Hey, maybe you’ll get a mortgage reduction

If you are one of an unfortunate but lucky few, the government is ready to reduce the amount you owe on your mortgage.Read more

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, May 10

A favorable interest rate can save you thousands over the life of a mortgage.Read more

IRS does sometimes call taxpayers

Despite assurances that the IRS will send taxpayers letters before calling them, some auditors have been calling individuals unannounced. That's changing.Read more

Marketplace lenders as the next Amazon

Here's how personal loan companies may look different to consumers in the futureRead more

Mortgage rates for Monday, May 9

Mortgage rates fell today. And with home inventory so low, don't be surprised if you get into a bidding war.Read more

Investors brace for election uncertainty

Markets don't like uncertainty, and a Trump win for the presidency would seem more conducive to unpredictability than a Clinton victory would. Read more

New Google car is Chrysler minivan

Google and Fiat Chrysler will work together to integrate self-driving technology into the new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan.Read more

We found some OK news in April jobs report

April job growth was more anemic than before. The question is whether the economy will hit a more dramatic slow patch in the months ahead.Read more

Mortgage rates for Friday, May 6

Anyone thinking about purchasing or refinancing a home will find it's a good time to be in the market.Read more

Lease returns = Used car influx

Used car shoppers will have a much larger inventory of cars to choose from in the coming months, thanks to an influx of cars being returned at the end of their leases. Read more

Up to 40 million cars added to air bag recall

A federal agency has expanded the massive Takata air bag recall, which now affects over 60 million cars, making it the largest in U.S. history.Read more

ADP W-2 data hacked in latest breach

Payroll outsourcing giant ADP is the latest company to fall prey to identity theft hackers. This time the crooks got their hands on workers' W-2 forms with all its vital tax-filing data.Read more

Mortgage rates for Thursday, May 5

Mortgage rates fell today. Do the math to see if a refinance is worth the cost.Read more

Student debt on the rise in 2016

The 2016 average student debt total is $37,173, a bump of 6.05% over 2015 and the largest it's ever been.Read more

Mortgage rates for Wednesday, May 4

Mortgage rates fell today. Be sure to shop around to find the best deal.Read more

Why LeBron gets a Social Security tax break

The NBA's King James and other professional athletes and entertainment personalities don't have to pay much into Social Security. Why? The annual earnings cap.Read more

Prices rise for your data on the black market

Your credit card is worth more to crooks on the Internet today than it was last year.Read more

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, May 3

Mortgage rates mostly fell today. Borrowers with excellent credit typically get a better-than-average rate.Read more

Ask your lender to compare FHA with PMI

Unless you have stellar credit, you'll get a lower monthly house payment with an FHA loan than you will with private mortgage insurance with a tiny down payment.Read more

Nissan recalls 3.8 million cars

Nissan recalls 3.8 million cars for problems that could prevent airbags from deploying. Read more

Mortgage rates for Monday, May 2

Mortgage rates inched down today. Be sure to shop around to find the best rate.Read more

Job outlook is strong for new college grads

A survey from CareerBuilder.com finds 67% of employers plan to hire recent graduates.Read more

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