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Weekly Report: Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly to 3.62%
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose early in the week, then hovered around 3.65 percent before returning to 3.62 percent Tuesday. "Rates increased last week on strong economic data from both the U.S. and Europe," said Erin Lantz, vice president of ...

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Strong economic data boost mortgage rate increase
Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.62 percent, up 6 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose early in the week, then hovered ...

Strong Economic Data Boost Mortgage Rate Increase
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose early in the week, then hovered around 3.65 percent before returning to the current rate on Tuesday. “Rates increased last week on strong economic data from both the U.S. and Europe,” said Erin Lantz, vice president ...

David Broadbent Sells 26241 Shares of International Personal Finance Plc ...
David Broadbent Sells 26241 Shares of International Personal Finance Plc ...

David Adeleke: 5 Steps to Better Personal Finance Management
The personal finance management advice in the book is so easy to follow but also easy to dismiss as 'unreal'. I was smart enough to study the book and make up my mind to follow the advice to the letter. This has been the turning point for me in my ...

Mortgage rates nudge slightly higher
Mortgage rates barely increased this week. That did not dissuade borrowers from filling out purchase and refinance applications. The uptick may not last, though. Recent economic data may persuade the Federal Reserve to hold off on rate increases even ...

Should the Government force a mortgage rate cut? Readers' Poll and Comments
Amid growing concern over the very high cost of variable rate mortgages, Minister for Finance Micheal Noonan is asking Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan to seek action from the banks to deliver rate cuts. The Central Bank has been insisting ...

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage barely moves at 3.7 pct.
A year ago, the average 30-year mortgage rate was 4.41 percent and the 15-year mortgage rate was 3.47 percent. Mortgage rates have remained low even though the Federal Reserve in October ended its monthly bond purchases, designed to hold down ...

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage barely moves at 3.7 percent
A year ago, the average 30-year mortgage rate was 4.41 percent and the 15-year mortgage rate was 3.47 percent. Mortgage rates have remained low even though the Federal Reserve in October ended its monthly bond purchases, designed to hold down ...

Average U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage barely moves at 3.7 percent
A year ago, the average 30-year mortgage rate was 4.41 percent and the 15-year mortgage rate was 3.47 percent. Mortgage rates have remained low even though the Federal Reserve in October ended its monthly bond purchases, designed to hold down ...

Average 30-year mortgage rate barely moves
A year ago, the average 30-year mortgage rate was 4.41 percent and the 15-year mortgage rate was 3.47 percent. Mortgage rates have remained low even though the Federal Reserve in October ended its monthly bond purchases, designed to hold down ...

Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs … and a whole host of personal finance goodies
Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs … and a whole host of personal finance goodies. Alongside the usual Easter traditions, this year brings a raft of changes which will affect your pocket, from new pension freedoms to more flexible maternity and paternity ...

A Third of Mortgage Borrowers Don't Know What Rate They Pay
He believes many of the 65% of respondents who claim to know their mortgage rate "are fooling themselves." The expert says a mortgage broker recently told him that many would-be refinancers claim to know their current rates, but that a check of their ...

Plan now to save in 2015 Personal Finance
The average outstanding credit card balance is $15,593 . The average mortgage debt is $153,184 and average student loan debt is $32,511 , based on government data. In total, American consumers owe $11.62 trillion in debt, an increase of 3.45 percent ...

Current Mortgage Rates for Friday, April 3, 2015
lowinterestrates Yesterday mortgage backed securities lost a little ground after rallying all week, and mortgage rates slipped a bit. This morning, MBS are way up following the worst monthly employment report since December of 2013. Assuming we hold ...

Personal finance rules on an index card: Roseman
Helaine Olen became a personal finance expert in a few months. She learned the basics as a money makeover writer for the Los Angeles Times. “I didn't know a mutual fund from Mutual of Omaha when I started,” says the journalist, who relied on a copy of ...

Coming up: Personal finance preparations before and during retirement
April 6, 2015 -- This week on "For Your Benefit", join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan as they welcome Mike Townshend back to the studio. As a social psychologist and professional philosopher, Mike has focused on human behaviors that are less ...

Mortgage rate issue has taken off - now we need action
Mortgage rate issue has taken off - now we need action. Michael McGrath. Published 04/04/2015 | 02:30. 0 Comments; Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email. Michael Noonan told me he would take up the issue with the Central Bank governor Patrick ...

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage barely moves at 3.7 pct.
A year ago, the average 30-year mortgage rate was 4.41 percent and the 15-year mortgage rate was 3.47 percent. Mortgage rates have remained low even though the Federal Reserve in October ended its monthly bond purchases, designed to hold down ...

Average rate on 30-year mortgage barely moves
A year ago, the average 30-year mortgage rate was 4.41 percent and the 15-year mortgage rate was 3.47 percent. Mortgage rates have remained low even though the Federal Reserve in October ended its monthly bond purchases, designed to hold down ...

Personal finance Q&A: Can an ex get Social Security spousal benefits?
Dear Liz: Can my 63-year-old ex-husband, who was a slacker who never worked, collect on my Social Security? I am 59 and happily remarried. He hasn't remarried. We were married for 25 years before I left him. Personal Finance Q&A: An iffy proposal for ...

Current Mortgage Rates May Be Headed For Chaos This Week
Mortgage rates are near their lowest levels in two years and, with the market re-opening after Friday's holiday, shoppers can expect an improvement. Get a complimentary mortgage rate quote today. Rates are available at no cost, with no obligation to ...

5 Best Loans for People With Poor Credit
Getting a personal loan from someone close to you should probably be your last resort. Only do it if you're sure you can pay it back promptly. It's also highly recommended that you draft a loan agreement that clearly spells out the terms of the loan ...

How To Select A Personal Loan When You Don't Have Perfect Credit
CHICAGO, IL, April 07, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- By www.opploans.com: If you are interested in borrowing money and have less than perfect credit, surfing the web for a personal loan can be a daunting task. If you type "PERSONAL LOANS" into Google, ...

Personal Finance: Social security boost: Range of new pension, insurance ...
Personal Finance: Social security boost: Range of new pension, insurance ...

Action Line: Jury duty scare latest example of phone scam
200 dpi 60p x 48p Marty Westman color illustration of devilish looking dog speaking into a telephone. Can be used with stories about telephone scams. Detroit Free Press 1998 CATEGORY: ILLUSTRATION SUBJECT: Phone scam illus.jpg ARTIST: Marty ...

Personal Finance: Absconding is no answer to debt
Personal Finance: Absconding is no answer to debt. Unclutter your life and make way for the new... By. Theda Muller. Published Saturday, April 04, 2015. Most of the time you will stand alone so whether you unclutter now or later, the process is the ...

Today's Mortgage Rates Forecast (Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA)
According to Freddie Mac's weekly mortgage rate survey of more than 100 U.S. lenders, the 30-year conventional fixed rate mortgage rate averaged 3.70 percent last week and the 15-year fixed-rate conventional loan averaged 2.98%. However, the Freddie ...

Guest comment: 10 personal-finance housecleaning tips ahead of April 15
As 2015 is well under way and the dreaded April 15 tax deadline is on everyone's mind, it's a good time to review your financial investments and make necessary adjustments. As always, it's best that you consult with your tax adviser or tax preparer for ...

Today's Mortgage Rates Update (4/6/2015)
It has been a bad day for the U.S. Dollar and U.S. Treasury prices, as both continue to lose value. The price of treasuries rallied on Friday post a lower-than-expected U.S. jobs data result whereas the dollar fell slightly. As per the experts ...

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Take a look at what exactly student athletes will learn in the new personal ...

36 Cars You Can Finance for Under $300 a Month in 2015
To help car buyers find affordable, high-quality vehicles, leading personal finance site GOBankingRates uncovered 36 cars on sale today — from the Jeep Renegade to the Honda Civic — that can be financed for less than $300 a month. GOBankingRates ...

The Ultimate GoGirl Reading List: 10 Career And Personal Finance Books We ...
The Ultimate GoGirl Reading List: 10 Career And Personal Finance Books We ...

Personal Finance:Affording Fido, a cost checklist for a new pet
Premium food, state-of-the-art veterinary care and creature comforts most humans would envy are now a regular part of life for many American pets. That's why prospective pet owners should consider financial planning before bringing home a dog, cat or ...

A 15-Year Mortgage Can Save You $190K … But Can You Get One?
Consider today's average 30-year mortgage rate of around 4% on a loan of $400,000 — that's $287,487 in interest paid over 360 months. Comparing that to a 15-year mortgage over 180 months, you'll pay a mere $97,218 in interest. That's a shattering ...

Personal Finance: Affording Fido — a cost checklist for a new pet
Premium food, state-of-the-art veterinary care and creature comforts most humans would envy are now a regular part of life for many American pets. That's why prospective pet owners should consider financial planning before bringing home a dog, cat or ...

Take a Personal Loan To Fulfil Last Minute Wedding Expenses
Wedding is one of the most looked forward to and once in a lifetime event in a person's life. However, we all know that with rising expenses, the emotion of the bride or bridegroom can be subdued. For an event as grand as a wedding, you want to ensure ...

OA business students succeed in the Indiana Personal Finance Challenge
Maple believes that competitions such as the Indiana Personal Finance Challenge enhances students' learning, “what a great way to get students excited about preparing for their futures by challenging themselves with personal finance topics. In addition ...

Personal finance: Don't go sailing without a chart Guest Column
I am always impressed by the trip preparation of my boating friends who sail out of local waters. They make sure they've taken care of the local charts for their destinations and routes, the inspection of their vessels' equipment, the condition of ...

The Surprising Way to Save $190K on a Mortgage
One of the best ways to eliminate your mortgage debt is moving into a 15-year fixed-rate loan. With the average spread a full 1% compared to its 30-year mortgage counterpart, a 15-year mortgage can provide an increased rate of acceleration in paying ...

Exponential Personal Loan Growth Threat To Credit Cards
A personal loan is an incredibly simple product. You borrow a fixed amount of money for a fixed period of time. It is easy to compare prices between different loans, because you are just comparing the interest rate and the fees. Returns on this product ...

Student Loan Interest Deduction Guidelines | Bankrate.com
This means you can't tack on schooling costs to a personal loan and expect the IRS to approve the interest deductibility. And don't double dip. If you use home equity loan proceeds to pay for schooling, that interest might be deductible as allowable ...

Finding the best mortgage rate for your home
If you're searching for the best mortgage rates, you're not alone. Thousands of Canadians are trying to find ways to make their home ownership dreams an affordable reality. Whether you're looking for a mortgage to finance your residential or commercial ...

Loan delinquencies inch up in in late 2014
Credit card and personal loan delinquencies ticked up slightly in the final three months of last year but remain near record lows, a new report shows. ADVERTISEMENT. Late payments on bank cards rose to 2.52 percent from 2.51 percent and rose to 1.54 ...

Current Mortgage Rates Roundup - (4/8/2015)
After several weeks of anxiety among market players, the feds have now made it clear that stable economic conditions could give way to an interest rate hike in June this year. There were mixed opinions in the March meeting of feds, but a majority was ...

International Personal Finance Plc Plans Dividend of GBX 7.80 (IPF)
International Personal Finance Plc logo International Personal Finance Plc (LON:IPF) declared a dividend on Wednesday, February 25th, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. Investors of record on Thursday, April 9th will be given a dividend of GBX 7.80 ...

International Personal Finance Plc To Go Ex-Dividend on April 9th (IPF)
International Personal Finance Plc logo International Personal Finance Plc (LON:IPF) declared a dividend on Wednesday, February 25th, Analyst Ratings Net reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 9th will be given a dividend of GBX 7.80 ($0.12 ...



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