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Sun SentinelWe are at the beginning of a new year and there is still time to make financial resolutions for 2012 -- or try again if you have fallen behind on your goals.Here are 6 smart financial moves to make now: Tackle credit card debt. Pay down debt, try to...
Sun SentinelIf you think you need to cut back on your holiday spending, rest assured that you are not alone, according to a new Bankrate.com survey released Monday. A near majority of Americans say they plan to spend less this holiday season, even though shoppers...
The silver lining in all this economic upheaval lately: low interest rates on consumer borrowing. Mortgage rates are at or near record lows, causing a jump in refinancing. Credit cards rates remain largely flat. And new car loans have been inching...
Tags: Consumer Confidence, Vehicles, Politics, Elections, Mortgages
Sun SentinelAlmost half of us cut spending in the last 60 days, according to the September Financial Security Index of Bankrate.com that is based in North Palm Beach. “Forty percent of Americans say they have cut back on spending in the past 60 days due to the...
Tags: North Palm Beach
Sun SentinelHere is another reason not to bounce a check: South Florida has the second highest penalty in the nation for writing a check with not enough money in a checking account, according to Bankrate.com. The personal finance website that is based in North...
Northwestern Bank, a Traverse City-based financial inst itution with several offices around Emmet and Charlevoix counties, recently received a downgrade in the outlook calculated for it by national ratings agency BauerFinancial. BauerFinancial Inc....
Apparently, consumers have a breaking point — a $5 monthly debit-card fee. Since news broke late last month that Bank of America planned to introduce such a fee next year, the uproar hasn't abated. Legislation was introduced in Congress to make it...
Money & CompanyMortgage rates changed little this week, with the 30-year fixed loan steady at 4.5% in one widely watched survey despite the imminent end of a Federal Reserve bond-buying program that has helped keep long-term rates low. Freddie Mac said the......
Money & CompanyFixed mortgage rates edged back up this week from record lows, but a popular type of variable-rate loan remained in record territory, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey of lenders. Five-year hybrid adjustable loans, which have a fixed rate for......
KickingTiresMap Powered by Tableau Automakers are increasingly using low APR financing deals to get buyers to sign on the dotted line. Compared to the lump sum of a cash incentive, low APR deals often equal a lower monthly payment. But......
Money & CompanyMortgage finance giant Freddie Mac says interest rates for fixed-rate home loans were unchanged for solid borrowers during the week that ended Wednesday. But other surveys are showing that rates are declining again and hitting all-time lows in reaction...
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