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.

Deer in your headlights? Crash risk by state

Check our map to see if it's likely that a deer will wreck your day -- and car.Read more

The 10 states where you're most likely to hit a deer

Antler alert! See if you live in a place with a high rate for collisions with deer.Read more

How to fill out the FAFSA in record time

FAFSA filing time arrives early, on Oct. 1. Here's how to breeze through the form.Read more

Right time to refi: Mortgage rates near record low

Millions of homeowners still could benefit from refinancing as rates tumble.Read more

Stellar payment history may not get you a mortgage

Good with your credit cards? That may not help at mortgage time the way it used to.Read more

Bankrate $10K winner wants a vacation, but debt is a damper

Our Money Makeover winner works 3 jobs and wants a break, but she needs to save. Read more

6 companies with uncommonly good retirement plans

In the post-pension era, these employers still offer superb benefits.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

Make a mistake on your taxes? Fix it with Form 1040X

If you messed up, don't freak. An amended return can make things right with the IRS.Read more

7 low-risk investments with modest returns

Squeamish about risk? These play-it-safe investments are a good fit for you.Read more

Avoid these 7 common retirement investing mistakes

Investing in hot sectors without a plan could sabotage your retirement. Avoid these slip-ups.Read more

5 common-sense ways to make $1 million after age 70

Financial experts share ideas on how to get rich well after you're supposed to retire.Read more

The 5 most expensive prescription drugs

EpiPen's price hike to $600 sparked a furor. But these medicines can cost much more.Read more

The black card: For those in the financial stratosphere

There are elite credit cards, and then there are cards so exclusive you need an invite.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

Blogs

Mortgage rates for Thursday, September 29

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

Credit card rates for Thursday, September 29

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

Refinance rates for Thursday, September 29

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

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 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 for Wednesday, September 28

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

Home equity rates for Wednesday, September 28

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

Auto loan rates for Wednesday, September 28

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

IRS selects 4 private tax collectors

For yet a third time, the IRS in 2017 will use private debt collectors to bring in overdue taxes from some taxpayers. Here's what you need to know.Read more

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, September 27

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

Credit card rates for Tuesday, September 27

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

HarborOne Bank pays 1% on 7-month CDs in New England

Savers living anywhere in New England can score a top-paying short-term CD rate from HarborOne Bank.Read more

Wells Fargo rates and news for Tuesday, September 27

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

Refinance rates for Tuesday, September 27

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

5 key money matters from the first debate

For more than an hour and a half, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump duked it out over a wide variety of issues. Here is a look at five topics related to your money that were addressed during the debate. Read more

Arnold Palmer was a business ace, too

Many know him as a golf legend. Others know him for the sweet and refreshing summer beverage. But Arnold Palmer was a business mogul also.Read more

Community FSB offers competitive 3-year CD rate

Community Financial Services Bank is offering competitive CD rates to savers in five states.Read more

Mortgage rates for Monday, September 26

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

Best business credit cards: Top 3 picks for 2016

Looking for the best business credit cards? These business cards offer generous rewards, business-friendly perks and easy redemption options.Read more

Home equity rates for Monday, September

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

Auto loan rates for Monday, September 26

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

AAA: Americans waste billions buying premium gas

Many Americans are putting higher-octane fuel in cars meant to run on regular gas, AAA finds. Read more

USALLIANCE offers worthy CD rates nationwide

USALLIANCE Federal Credit Union is offering a handful of worthy CD rates to new applicants. Read more

Mortgage rates for Friday, September 23

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

Home equity rates for Friday, September 23

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

Auto loan rates for Friday, September 23

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

Employers face deadline to claim tax credit for new hires

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit can help both people who've had a hard time finding work and the companies that hire them. But a deadline to claim the WOTC tax break is fast approaching.Read more

Mortgage rates for Thursday, September 22

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

Credit card rates for Thursday, September 22

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

Refinance rates for Thursday, September 22

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

The Fed keeps its hands off rates

Federal Reserve policymakers have left interest rates where they've been since December. Read more

Mortgage rates for Wednesday, September 21

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

Home equity rates for Wednesday, September 21

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

Auto loan rates for Wednesday, September 21

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

Trump’s tax deduction change upsets charities

Donald Trump's revised tax plan is less costly, but at the expense of those who contribute to charities. They would lose more of the value of their itemized deductions.Read more

Credit card rates for Tuesday, September 20

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

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, September 20

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, September 20

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

Refinance rates for Tuesday, September 20

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

Mortgage rates for Monday, September 19

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

Home equity rates for Monday, September 19

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

Auto loan rates for Monday, September 19

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

Car-lease approvals take a dive

Approvals for car leases in August plunged nearly 30% compared with August 2015. But experts say it's due to the rising number of lease applications, not a softening credit market.Read more

1.9M Fiat Chryslers recalled for air bags

Fiat Chrysler issued a worldwide recall for 1.9 million cars over an airbag defect that has been associated with three deaths and five injuries.Read more

Mortgage rates for Friday, September 16

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

Home equity rates for Friday, September 16

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

Auto loan rates for Friday, September 16

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

Olympian tax relief bill headed to House floor

Some medal and prize-money winning U.S. Olympic athletes from the Rio Games are about to enjoy that income tax-free.Read more

Mortgage rates for Thursday, September 15

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

Credit card rates for Thursday, September 15

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

Best Student Credit Cards – Top 3 Picks for 2016

The best student credit cards typically offer cash back, rewards and other perks like low interest rates.Read more

Refinance rates for Thursday, September 15

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

Mortgage rates for Wednesday, September 14

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

Home equity rates for Wednesday, September 14

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

Auto loan rates for Wednesday, September 14

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

Plan would give retirement savers more time

When you turn 70 1/2, tax law demands you take some money out of traditional IRAs and other tax-deferred retirement accounts. One senator wants to make those required minimum distributions, or RMDs, later.Read more

Median income rises for first time since 2007

The median income rose to $56,516 in 2015, a 5.2% increase from a year earlier.Read more

Refinance rates for Tuesday, September 13

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

Wells Fargo rates and news for Tuesday, September 13

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

Refinance rates for Tuesday, September 13

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

Credit card rates for Tuesday, September 13

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

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, September 13

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

GM recalls 3.6M cars over faulty air bags

Nissan and GM have issued recalls recently, with one suggesting car owners experiencing certain conditions stop driving their cars altogether.Read more

Mortgage rates for Monday, September 12

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

Home equity rates for Monday, September 12

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

Auto loan rates for Monday, September 12

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

Thieves eye catalytic converters for metals

Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise, and SUVs are the easiest mark. Read more

Mortgage rates for Friday, September 9

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

Home equity rates for Friday, September 9

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

Auto loan rates for Friday, September 9

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

Hybrid online sales tax measure proposed

Brick and mortar retailers hope that a national sales tax law will get shoppers back into real stores. But lawmakers can't agree on the tax method. Now a hybrid has been proposed.Read more

Mortgage rates for Thursday, September 8

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

Credit card rates for Thursday, September 8

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

Refinance rates for Thursday, September 8

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

Fed sees job market picking up

A Fed report indicates hiring is heating up, but maybe not enough to prompt a rate hike.Read more

Mortgage rates for Wednesday, September 7

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

Home equity rates for Wednesday, September 7

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

Auto loan rates for Wednesday, September 7

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

Volvo, Uber team up to develop self-driving cars

Uber CEO says his company and Volvo "will get to the future faster, together."Read more

IRS says you should adjust withholding now

Adjust your payroll withholding now to avoid the 2017 tax season delay of refunds related to Earned Income Tax Credit or additional child tax credit claims.Read more

Mortgage rates for Tuesday, September 6

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

Credit card rates for Tuesday, September 6

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

Wells Fargo rates and news for Tuesday, September 6

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

Refinance rates for Tuesday, September 6

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

Gas prices rising, but holiday travelers undaunted

Gas prices for Labor Day weekend are the lowest since Labor Day of 2004. But they're on the rise and will continue to climb, Read more

Mortgage rates for Friday, September 2

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

Home equity rates for Friday, September 2

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

Auto loan rates for Friday, September 2

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

Misplaced decimal means big property tax bills

Some South Florida property owners got surprisingly big real estate bills due to a computer entry error by the local tax office. You have options if you, too, get a tax bill that you think is wrong.Read more

Connect with us