Personal Finance News

News archive for September 2013


Consumers putting their money in different places now

Consumers putting their money in different places now

Monday, September 30th, 2013

A recent report from credit giant TransUnion took a look at where people are now putting their money and had some interesting findings. Read more

Posted in: Banking, Credit Cards, Loans, Mortgage


Just three states left with no ban on texting while driving

Just three states left with no ban on texting while driving

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

As of September 2013, only three U.S. states remain with no ban at all in place regarding texting while driving. Read more

Posted in: Auto Insurance, Auto Insurance Rates


Mortgage rates reverse course, head lower

Mortgage rates reverse course, head lower

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Mortgage rates have been steadily climbing uphill in recent weeks, but that trend reversed course in the latest data from mortgage giant Freddie Mac. Read more

Posted in: Mortgage, Mortgage Rates, Refinance, Refinance Rates


Fixed mortgage rates stand still

Fixed mortgage rates stand still

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Mortgage rates remained largely unchanged on a weekly basis, mortgage giant Freddie Mac revealed in its latest weekly mortgage report this week. Read more

Posted in: Mortgage, Mortgage Rates, Refinance, Refinance Rates








Mortgage Tips

Sharing credit card accounts: Exercise caution

Being generous is always nice, but maybe not always wise. Credit accounts should only be shared when you are married. Read more



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ARM vs. Fixed Rate Mortgage Calculator
ARM vs. Fixed Rate Mortgage Calculator

Use this calculator to compare a fixed rate mortgage to two types of ARMs, a fully-amortizing ARM and an interest-only ARM.



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