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Low rates can buy you La Isla Bonita

Low rates can buy you La Isla Bonita this week.Read more

9 ways to live large in a tiny home

Small houses are all the rage. Learn to declutter and get the most out of less space.Read more

5 credit card mistakes you don't want to make

You can dig a deep financial hole by telling yourself these screw-ups aren't so bad.Read more

8 ways Fed interest rate decisions affect you

If the Fed makes a move, you'll feel it when you borrow, shop and even look for work.Read more

Tax breaks, tax aches of renting your second home

Want to put your vacation home to work? Rent it. Just make sure you follow the IRS rules.Read more

The world's 10 youngest billionaires

They're millennials, all under 35, and they have already amassed fantastic fortunes.Read more

3 top mobile banking alerts: Are you signed up?

If you use your smartphone to bank, setting up these alerts can help protect your money.Read more

3 ways to refinance a HELOC before it starts to sting

Your payments could go up drastically once your home equity line of credit turns 10.Read more

9 ways to avoid getting fried by high AC costs

Don't let this hot spell overheat your utility bill. Here's how to chill your AC use.Read more

6 tips to dig your way out of credit card debt

Want to eliminate your credit card balances? Pick the debt reduction strategy that's right for you.Read more

You won't believe these 8 crazy cruise ship features

These ships offer passengers way more than a deck chair and a midnight buffet.Read more

10 countries that are winning the retirement game

See where in the world workers feel the most secure in retirement. You'll be surprised.Read more

Balance transfer vs. personal loan for debt relief?

Here are 6 things to consider when deciding how to consolidate credit card debt.Read more

6 ways Trump and Clinton clash about your cash

Can you believe Hillary and Donald agree on some money issues? Here's where they don't.Read more

8 richest athletes competing in the Rio Olympics

It's not about the money, but the Olympics will feature many wealthy athletes.Read more

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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 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 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 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 for Thursday, July 28

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

Credit card rates for Thursday, July 28

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

Wells Fargo rates and news for Thursday, July 28

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

Refinance rates for Thursday, July 28

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

Home equity rates for Thursday, July 28

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

Bitcoin isn’t real money, judge says

A judge in a closely-watched case says the virtual currency doesn't fit the definition of money.Read more

Senators seek tax relief for student loan burdens

Students facing overwhelming college loan payments sometimes are able to have that debt forgiven. But then they are hit with a tax bill. New legislation seeks to change that.Read more

The Fed says ‘no’ to interest rate hike

The central bank votes thumbs-down to an increase in interest rates, kicking the can down the road to at least September.Read more

Matt LeBlanc says this isn’t his house

See how we stumbled on the biggest "Friends" housing puzzle since Monica's too-fabulous apartment. Read more

Credit card rates for Wednesday, July 27

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

Mortgage rates for Wednesday, July 27

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

Home equity rates for Wednesday, July 27

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

Auto loan rates for Wednesday, July 27

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

Retirement makes us want to run and hide

A survey finds we're worried about retirement -- because many of us aren't saving enough for it.Read more

Loan gone bad? You probably can’t sue

Like with other financial products, personal loan borrower agreements contain language requiring you to waive your right to settle a dispute in court before a jury.Read more

Credit score: You’re doing it wrong

Why you should consider checking your credit score more often than you do.Read more

Credit card rates for Tuesday, July 26

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

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, July 26

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, July 26

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

Refinance rates for Tuesday, July 26

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

Home equity rates for Tuesday, July 26

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

Saving enough? Your boss doesn’t think so

A survey finds companies are alarmed over workers' lack of retirement readiness and want to take action.Read more

GM earnings soar, and so might air-bag recalls

GM announces strong second-quarter earnings and says it may have to recall millions more cars for air bags. 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

Democrats: Expand federal role in housing

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

Mortgage rates for Monday, July 25

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

Credit card rates for Monday, July 25

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

Home equity rates for Monday, July 25

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

Auto loan rates for Monday, July 25

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

Clinton: Go to college, let US pay for it

By 2021, families with income up to $125,000 will pay no tuition at in-state 4-year public colleges and universities under Clinton's plan. Read more

Sanders, Buffett influence Democratic platform

The Democratic Party's platform committee felt the Bern, with Bernie Sanders making inroads in the tax area of the party's guiding document. Read more

Clinton a consumer advocate? Not always

Hillary Clinton this week likely will be championed as an advocate for the underdog consumer. Is that accurate?Read more

The DNC and your paycheck

The Democratic platform touches on workplace issues, such as the minimum wage and equal pay.Read more

Fed likely to leave rates on ice despite hot economy

The U.S. economy is on fire. So what's keeping the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates?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

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

We love real estate, but does it really pay?

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

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

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

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

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