30 yr fixed mtg
15 yr fixed mtg
30 yr fixed jumbo
15 yr fixed jumbo
College tuition rising more slowly...Retirement balances sag a bit...Big banks fix exchange rates...Millennials' big-city fervor...And more
Here's the column that gives savvy savers lots of provocative news and information to talk about on the road to financial security.
November 24th 2014
8 smart moves for buying a foreclosure
Foreclosure deals are out there. But they're not as easy to find as they were a few years ago. And you still need to avoid all of the costly pitfalls that can turn any repossessed home into a burden, not a bargain.
November 23rd 2014
Top 5-year CD rates roll clock back to 2011
Why not benefit from one of the top-paying deals we've found on 5-year certificates of deposit? Returns are definitely on the rise, and we know where to look for the best local and nationally available rates -- up to 2.35% right now.
November 22nd 2014
What you need to know about private mortgage insurance
Private mortgage insurance, or PMI, is often bad-mouthed as a terrible deal for consumers. But you might not get a loan without it.
November 20th 2014
Should you pay extra on your mortgage?
Paying down debt is always a good idea. It will reduce the amount you pay in interest and shorten the length of your loan. But it might not be the wisest use of your money until you've done these three things.
November 18th 2014
See if you're prepared to retire with the 4% rule
It's still one of the best ways to tell how much monthly income you can generate from your nest egg without having to worry about outliving your savings.
November 17th 2014