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Research in Motion this week changed its name to Blackberry and its ticker to BBRY. And it isn't the first company to try the gambit. In today's Personal Finance pages, we run the numbers to determine how an array of prominent brands fared following ...

Banks respond to mortgage rate critics
Bermuda banks yesterday responded to residents' concerns about mortgage rates being so high compared to other countries, pointing to such factors as higher costs and risks of lending on the Island. Butterfield Bank, providing a detailed explanation for ...

Refinance and Mortgage Rate Summary for Quicken Loans
Refinance and Mortgage Rate Summary for Quicken Loans The best 30 year loan interest rates at Quicken Loans are being quoted at 3.625% carrying an APR of 3.797% today. The short term 15 year FRMs can be had for 2.875% carrying an APR of 3.216% ...

Generation Y And Personal Finance: Understanding The World Of Money More ...
Generation Y And Personal Finance: Understanding The World Of Money More ...

Mortgage rates on the rise
The average 15-year fixed mortgage rate climbed back above the 3 percent mark for the first time since September, hitting 3.03 percent, while the larger jumbo 30-year fixed mortgage jumped to 4.17 percent. Adjustable rate mortgages were also higher ...

Are best mortgage rates gone for good?
That was set in November when 3.31% was the average for a 30-year, fixed rate loan, according to Freddie Mac's weekly mortgage rate surveys. For the rest of the year, Nothaft expects rates to gradually move higher, ending the year at about 3.75% and ...

Revealing personal finance's dark side: Friday Bookshelf
That's the underlying theme of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry by Helaine Olen. Olen, who wrote the popular Money Makeover column for the Los Angeles Times, argues that too much financial advice ignores oarder ...

Why Athletes Go Broke
Many athletes enter the professional sports world in their early twenties, the time when most young adults are learning personal finance through trial and error of overdraft fees, bad investment ideas and unnecessary charges. But athletes are making ...

How to Get a Personal Loan to Pay off Debt with Bad Credit
It is the nature of human beings to want something for nothing. This is how buying things on credit appears to work. Simply slap down a credit card and an item becomes a possession. The problem arises when the credit card(s) gets too much use, leading ...

Just add items to create a portfolio now:
... increase their own enjoyment of a home for years to come. Also in today's Personal Finance pages, taste test the new Budweiser Black Crown, keep the Super Bowl Indicator from influencing your portfolio, and explore the intimate itineraries of river ...

New directions ahead
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Is 100% home financing back?
Also in today's Personal Finance pages, taste test the new Budweiser Black Crown, keep the Super Bowl Indicator from influencing your portfolio, and explore the intimate itineraries of river cruises. — Alice Hagge, staff editor. No-money-down ...

Bank of America Mortgage Rate Increases Today
Bank of America Mortgage Rate Increases Today. February 2, 2013 By Karla Fetrow · Bank of America Mortgage Rate Increases Today The benchmark 30 year loans stand at 3.625% at Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) yielding an APR of 3.742% today. 15 year ...

Quicken Loans 30 Year Mortgage Rate Deals Today
Quicken Loans 30 Year Mortgage Rate Deals Today. February 2, 2013 By Lydia Calwell · Quicken Loans 30 Year Mortgage Rate Deals Today 30 year fixed rate mortgage interest rates stand at 3.625% at Quicken Loans yielding an APR of 3.797%. 15 year ...

HSBC 30 Year Mortgage Rate Deals Today
HSBC 30 Year Mortgage Rate Deals Today The best 30 year loan interest rates can be had for 3.875% at HSBC Bank (NYSE:HBC) and APR of 4.007%. The best 30 year FHA fixed rate loans are 3.500% and APR of 3.664%. The VA 30 year loan deals are ...

The restoration of middle-class wealth
News from Wall Street · Airlines · Technology · Personal Finance · Top 100 · Commercial Real Estate · Autos · Entertainment · Dining · Movies · Music · Arts · Things To Do · Television · Books · Whatever · Comics & Games · Life · Food · Home and ...

Personal finance: Plan in event of incapacity
What would happen if you were mentally or physically unable to take care of yourself or your day-to-day affairs? You might not be able to make sound decisions about your health or finances and you could lose the ability to conduct your affairs. Unless ...

Your January personal finance questions answered, Part 1
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Personal Finance: It's time to tame paper tiger
There's no punting on this one. Football aside, now's a great time of year to tackle that dreaded exercise: paper purging. With the New Year well under way and the 2013 tax season officially launched this week, your home office – even if it's a corner ...

Investec makes the right calls on asset classes, regions
Carel Rautenbach (centre), marketing manager of Investec Asset Management, collected the Raging Bull Award on behalf of the Investec GSF Global Strategic Managed Fund from Laura du Preez, acting editor of Personal Finance, and Ryk de Klerk, ...

Sasfin manager seeks out undervalued businesses
With him are Laura du Preez from Personal Finance and Ernie Alexander from ProfileData. Sasfin Value Fund. The Raging Bull Award for the Best Broad-based Domestic Equity Fund – the top-performing fund on straight performance in the domestic equity ...

How top firms gained the edge
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Mortgage Rate Summary for Bank of America
Mortgage Rate Summary for Bank of America. February 3, 2013 By Toby Jacobs. Tweet. Mortgage Rate Summary for Bank of America 30 year FRM interest rates can be had for 3.625% at Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) with an APR of 3.742%. Shorter term 15 ...

30-Year Mortgage Rate Deal of the Day: Cinfed Credit Union at 3.345% APR
Cinfed Credit Union A home loan is the beginning of a long-term relationship — from settling down in a new house, to trusting a lender who offers sound, affordable mortgage interest rates. Residents of Cincinnati, OH can make their mortgage ...

Before going for a loan, look at the fine print
Calls offering upgrades of credit cards, pre-approved loans and unsolicited cheques one can deposit in his/her account and treat these as a personal loan are doing the rounds again. Since the Diwali season, banks started reducing interest rates and ...

LOWEST EVER MORTGAGE RATE
LOWEST EVER MORTGAGE RATE. Mortgages are at once-in-a-lifetime lows. Monday February 4,2013. By Lauren Thompson. Comment Speech Bubble Have your say(0). A CHEAP mortgage bonanza could revive a sluggish housing market and save ...

Make sure your home loan proposal is not rejected
In other words, if you have a car loan and a personal loan in your name, your current loan eligibility will come down and your home loan application is likely to be rejected. Personal profile According to experts, age and credit history play equally ...

RMG's New Low Rate Basic Mortgage
... Mortgage Conundrum · > Smith Manouevre · > The Incredibly Shrinking Variable Discount · > Neglect Not Thy Cost of Borrowing · > 5- or 10-year Mortgage? > Beacon Score Basics · > Smith Manoeuvre Maintenance · > Getting the Best Mortgage Rate ...

Personal Finance: 'Just trust me' allure of hedge funds gives way to 'buyer ...
Personal Finance: 'Just trust me' allure of hedge funds gives way to 'buyer ...

Mortgage Rate Summary for Bank of America
Mortgage Rate Summary for Bank of America The benchmark 30 year fixed rate loan interest rates have been offered at 3.625% at Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) today with an APR of 3.742%. Shorter term, popular 15 year fixed rate mortgage interest rates at ...

US Bankcorp Mortgage Rate Deals Today
US Bankcorp Mortgage Rate Deals Today The benchmark 30 year loan interest rates have been offered at 3.500% at US Bankcorp (NYSE:USB) today and an APR of 3.725%. 30 year FHA fixed rate loans have been published at 3.500% at the bank with a ...

Citi Mortgage 30 Year Mortgage Rate Deals Today
Citi Mortgage 30 Year Mortgage Rate Deals Today Standard 30 year fixed rate mortgages at Citi Mortgage (NYSE:C) are available starting at 3.500% and an APR of 3.709%. The short term 15 year fixed rate loans have been published at 2.750% carrying an ...

Suntrust Mortgage Rate Deals Today
Suntrust Mortgage Rate Deals Today 30 year FRM interest rates start at 3.490% at Suntrust Banks (NYSE:STI) with an APR of 3.651%. The best 30 year FHA fixed rate mortgage interest rates start at 3.500% and APR of 4.497%. The shorter term, popular 15 ...

Wells Fargo 30 Year Mortgage Rate Deals Today
The big banks enter the week with mortgage rates largely unchanged from the previous week. 30 year FRMs are being offered for 3.625% at Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) today with an APR of 3.963%. The lower FHA 30 year loan interest rates have been offered ...

PHH Mortgage Refinance and Mortgage Rate Deals Today
PHH Mortgage Refinance and Mortgage Rate Deals Today The best 30 year fixed rate mortgage interest rates are available starting at 3.500% at PHH Mortgage with an APR of 3.666%. 15 year loan interest rates have been listed at 2.750% at the bank with ...

Personal finance: Must-have Insurance Plans
Many people adopt a “penny wise, pound foolish” mentality when it comes to buying insurance. When trying to lower expenses, some will drop or reduce needed coverage, gambling that they won't become seriously ill, suffer a car accident or fall victim to ...

10 Questions About Currency Investing
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PersonalLoan announces Personal Loans
Ones who want to apply for a personal loan can fill in the details like the name, email, mobile number and about credit profile. Based on the information provided, if they qualify an email is sent to them. They need to submit the documents within 48 ...

Carnival of Personal Finance: Super Bowl Monday
Carnival of Personal Finance: Super Bowl Monday. Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers. by Anisha on February 4, 2013. Welcome to this week's Carnival of Personal Finance! We will speak no more of the game. Editor's pick: Fortune ...

84 Percent of Refinancing Homeowners Maintain or Reduce Mortgage Debt in ...
84 Percent of Refinancing Homeowners Maintain or Reduce Mortgage Debt in ...

How to stop unwanted mail, emails and telemarketing calls
In a recent personal finance column, we wrote about how to de-clutter the paper and emails clogging up our lives. Here are some additional options: DMAChoice - A service of the Washington, D.C.-based Direct Marketing Association, a trade group of more ...

Just add items to create a portfolio now:
In today's Personal Finance pages, see why diners are headed for extinction, and what proprietors are doing about it. Plus, find out why February may be one of the best shopping months of the year. And read why some Wall Street pros say changing ...

Fidelity Select Consumer Finance Makes a Comeback
Fidelity Select Consumer Finance Makes a Comeback. Anjelica Tan. Fidelity Select Consumer Finance rides to the top of the charts in a recovering sector. By Anjelica Tan, From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, March 2013. Follow @AnjelicaTan. When the stock ...

Median Interest Rate Reduction on Refis Hits Highest Point in 27 Years
In the 10 largest metropolitan areas, those that experienced the more severe property value declines tended to have older loans, very little cash-out, and larger percentage declines in mortgage rate. For example, borrowers that refinanced in the ...

Most would use savings from a rate cut to pay down mortgage
The CUA Mortgage Survey once again reveals people in Queensland remain significantly opposed to fixing their mortgage rate, with the majority of variable rate mortgage holders (66%) saying they have no intention to fix their mortgage rate, compared ...

US govt files lawsuit against S&P over mortgage 'rate-rigging'
US govt files lawsuit against S&P over mortgage 'rate-rigging'. 05 Feb 2013 | 07:56. Anna Fedorova. Categories: Regulation. Topics: S&p | Moody's | Us. standard-poor-s. Tweet. In its first ever federal enforcement action against a credit rating agency ...

Monday's Personal Finance Stories
Diners — those classic prefab American eateries serving up comfort food at affordable prices — are beginning to fade into history. Some of the country's largest diner-style chains averaged annual declines of 5% to 25% from 2007 to 2011, while the ...

Is your bank's pre-approved loan worth its salt?
Take for instance, if your bank's interest rate for a personal loan is 16.50 percent per annum for a personal loan in the open market, but offers you a pre-approved loan at 15.75 percent per annum, you save good amount of money. For instance, total ...

Citi Mortgage 30 Year Mortgage Rate Deals Today
Citi Mortgage 30 Year Mortgage Rate Deals Today The benchmark 30 year fixed rate loan interest rates are being quoted at 3.500% at Citi Mortgage (NYSE:C) yielding an APR of 3.688%. The short term 15 year loan interest rates stand at 2.750% today and ...

The Adjustable Rate Mortgage: Just Say No
planocho How much will my payment go up with 5/1 Fixed to adjustable mortgage rate?: short sale http://t.co/CUJF8eUX. less than a minute ago from NetworkedBlogs. Estela_Seymour Q&A: Do mortgage brokers receive a higher commission 4 delivering ...



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