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Should you skip the down payment on a VA home loan?

You don't have to make a down payment on a VA loan. See the pros and cons.Read more

A decade-by-decade retirement investing plan for you

Make the right moves toward retirement in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.Read more

Mortgage rates dip to 2017 low, but homebuyers sit on the sidelines

Mortgage rates dipped to their lowest level of 2017, in time for homebuying season. Now, where are the homebuyers?Read more

9 IRA secrets every supersaver should know

It's easy to misunderstand IRAs. We help you cut through the confusion.Read more

Made a tax mistake? It’s Form 1040X to the rescue

If you discovered that you shortchanged yourself or the IRS, you can make amends.Read more

3 painful tax penalties and how to avoid them

When you don't file a return or pay your tax bill, the IRS starts the meter running.Read more

Time's up! It's tax deadline day and the IRS wants your money

Don't get penalized for filing late or not paying your tax on time. Follow these steps.Read more

3 IRS options to help you pay off a big tax bill

If you owe a lot, the tax agency offers an installment plan and other alternatives.Read more

Mortgage rates drop, but expect a rebound

This week's world events sent investors scrambling to buy bonds as a safe haven, which sent mortgage rates a little lower.Read more

7 ways to pay taxes online

You can settle up with the IRS using credit or debit, a digital wallet and more.Read more

5 facts about refinancing a reverse mortgage loan

You can trade in your reverse mortgage loan for a new one. Here's why -- and how.Read more

Moved recently? You may be due for a tax deduction

If your new job prompted a move, you might be able to write off the costs. Here's how.Read more

These are the states that have no income tax

Tired of paying income tax to your state, as well as the IRS? Move to these places.Read more

Mortgage rates drop, but expect a rebound

Don't count on mortgage rates to stay low as the Fed eases off the economic gas pedal.Read more

5 special taxes that hit wealthier Americans

The rich endure a bigger tax bite thanks to these taxes aimed at higher incomes.Read more

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Mortgage rates trend down for Friday

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

MutualOne Bank tops all the best CD rates

A Massachusetts-based bank is offering a deal on CD rates that could add hundreds of extra dollars to your pocket.Read more

Poll: Charging cheap items is cool with cardholders

We pay by credit cards for most big buys, and more small ones than ever.Read more

Refinance rates tick lower for Thursday

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

Mortgage rates drop for Thursday

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

Mortgage rates in Dallas

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

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

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, D.C.

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

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

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

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

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

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 City

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

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

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

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

Best credit-building strategies after graduating college

Best credit-building strategy depends on career path, other choices.Read more

Mortgage rates slide for Wednesday

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

Refinance rates slide for Tuesday

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

Mortgage rates fall for Tuesday

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

Mortgage rates trend down for Monday

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

Mortgage rates move down for Friday

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

Refinance rates move lower for Thursday

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

Mortgage rates slide for Thursday

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

Mortgage rates ease for Wednesday

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

CIT Bank offers limited-time savings account bonus

CIT Bank's limited-time promo offers savers 0.95 percent and up to $200 for opening and funding one of its high-yield savings accounts by Dec. 31, 2016.Read more

Refinance rates tick higher for Tuesday

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

Mortgage rates increase for Tuesday

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

What’s the minimum age to be an authorized user?

You can boost a child's credit, but cards' policies vary widely.Read more

Now new savers can earn the top savings rate, too

An online bank has just done a big favor for new savers -- or those with just a bit of cash to stash.Read more

Mortgage rates move lower for Monday

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

Jobs fall flat; float your mortgage

Job creation has cratered. You should float your mortgage rate and consult your loan officer.Read more

Mortgage rates decline for Friday

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

Refinance rates decline for Thursday

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

Mortgage rates slide for Thursday

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

Mortgage rates dip for Wednesday

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

Best card options when sending your child abroad

Having a card handy in a foreign land can ease parents' anxiety.Read more

Fed honcho quits; is a shakeup coming?

A Federal Reserve official has quit in scandal. What does that mean for interest rates?Read more

Refinance rates move lower for Tuesday

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

Mortgage rates fall for Tuesday

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

Poll: You can get better credit card terms just by asking

Card companies often say yes to requests for breaks, but few cardholders ask.Read more

Brexit brings out the borrowers

See why smart mortgage borrowers pay attention to Britain's breakup with the EU.Read more

Mortgage rates ease for Monday

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

Judge slaps $45M fine on Bank of America over improper foreclosure

A bankruptcy judge this week ordered Bank of America to pay a $45 million fine over what he said was the bank's "heartless" response to a California couple that fought to save their home from foreclosure.Read more

Key mortgage rates mixed for Friday

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

Marriott Rewards Premier joins the credit card bonus war with 100,000-point offer

The Marriott Rewards Premier card from Chase is now tied for the best sign-up bonus available for a premium hotel rewards card.Read more

Refinance mortgage rate ticks higher for Thursday

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

Mortgage rates don’t move for Thursday

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

American Express Platinum’s new huge rewards: $200 Uber credit and 5X spending on hotels

Credit card wars: AmEx Platinum takes on Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige with increased perks for cardholders.Read more

Credit bureaus tighten reporting rules: Who wins, who loses?

New credit reporting changes cover unpaid taxes, medical debtsRead more

Best 0 interest credit cards

If you can't always afford to pay your bill in full, it's nice to know there are some credit cards out there that give you a free pass for a bit of time when you won't incur interest charges on new purchases.Read more

Grab a 100,000-point bonus with Hilton Honors Surpass

You have to spend $3,000 in purchases in the first three months to get the points bonus and there’s a $75 annual membership fee. Read more

Mortgage rates ease for Wednesday

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

When an authorized user goes rogue: What to do

You added a guest to your card. It backfired. What now?Read more

Credit cards for foreign travel

The best credit cards for foreign travel have no foreign transaction fees and have generous perks and rewards.Read more

Refinance rates fall for Tuesday

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

Mortgage rates lower for Tuesday

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

Mortgage rates dip for Monday

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

Frequent diners: New Capital One credit card pays 3%

Foodies get your forks ready. Capital One just launched its Premier Dining Rewards card, which earns an unlimited 3 percent back on dining.Read more

Obamacare lives. But can you count on it for early retirement?

The effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act has collapsed. Here's advice if the health law is tempting you to retire early. Read more

Best no annual fee credit cards

While you'll pay hundreds of dollars in annual fees to own a super-premium credit card, there are plenty of solid cards that offer exceptional rewards at no cost.Read more

Consumers misled about value of some credit scores, feds say

The credit scores the big credit bureaus try to sell you typically aren't the same scores used in lending decisions, despite what those companies might imply.Read more

Mortgage rates drop for Friday

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

Alliant offers a 3% cash-back reward, the best in credit cards

We have a new champion of cash-back credit cards.Read more

Refinance rates slide for Thursday

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

Mortgage rates dip for Thursday

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

Wells Fargo says hello to cardless ATMs

Wells Fargo is upgrading all of its 13,000 ATMs to enable customers to use a smartphone instead of a debit card to withdraw money from their checking or savings account.Read more

Mortgage rates move lower for Wednesday

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

Best Citibank credit cards

The best Citibank credit cards come packed with extras. From generous cash-back rewards to lengthy balance transfer offers, there's something for nearly every type of spender.Read more

Cash back cards become more generous with rewards

Cards rewarding 1.5%, 2% and even 2.5% now offered for the 'set it and forget it' crowd.Read more

Thanks, Fed! Hike pushes CD rates higher

Two banks recently boosted rates to offer the top nationally available 60-month CD rate.Read more

Refinance rates slide for Tuesday

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

Mortgage rates fall for Tuesday

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

How tax liens affect your credit score

Credit bureaus will scrub some unpaid tax debts, court judgments from reportsRead more

Best Mastercard credit cards

The best MasterCard credit cards all offer generous rewards, tempting sign-up offers and long introductory periods during which you'll pay no interest.Read more

Mortgage rates move lower for Monday

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

American Express credit cards

While there's no one-size-fits-all best credit card for everyone, the top American Express cards offer a little bit of something for everyone: higher cash-back rewards on everyday spending, travel point bonuses or credit to those who may not traditionally qualify.Read more

Mortgage rates fall for Friday

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

Buying a car? Don’t fall for the Patriot Act credit check scam

You go to buy a car. You have cash or financing in hand, but the dealer says, "Sorry, federal law requires a credit check. The Patriot Act, you know."Read more

Refinance rates move lower for Thursday

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

Benchmark mortgage rate slides for Thursday

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

How to minimize the cost of a cash advance

Used occasionally and with care, they're often the best of the bad choices available.Read more

Fed hikes rates. Here’s what to do now

It's going to cost you more to carry credit card balances or take out a home loan.Read more

Mortgage rates move higher for Wednesday

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

Yellen confirms interest rate hike is likely. Make these moves now.

The probability of a Fed rate hike this month passed 80 percent after Yellen's speech.Read more

What happens when you go over your credit limit?

Over-limit fees are a relic of a bygone era, kind of.Read more

Refinance rates increase for Tuesday

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

Mortgage rates move higher for Tuesday

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

Credit card fraud and opioid addiction: crimes that go together

Users often commit card fraud, ID theft to feed their habits.Read more

Mortgage rates advance for Monday

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

Banks are making tons of money. Here’s what it could buy

The banking industry made record profits of $171 billion in 2016. We put that big pile of money into perspective. Read more

Mortgage rates up for Friday

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

Refinance rates move up for Thursday

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

Mortgage rates increase for Thursday

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

Mortgage rates advance for Wednesday

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

The Republican health care plan is out. Should you worry?

After years of hating on the Affordable Care Act and vowing to repeal it, the Republicans are finally getting their wish. House Republicans released long-awaited legislation to replace it on Monday, and now the bills head to committees so they can have a field day marking them up. Keep in mind, this is all stillRead more

Mortgage rates rise for Tuesday

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

Refinance rates move up for Tuesday

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

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