Personal Finance

Average US mortgage rates edge up; 30-year at 4.53 percent

Jul 12, 2018

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged higher this week, marking their first increase since early June. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages ticked up to 4.53 percent from 4.52 percent a week earlier.

Sparse details on Iowa plans that bypass Obama's health law

Jul 12, 2018

An Iowa law approved this spring in the Republican-controlled Legislature would allow the conservative and politically powerful Iowa Farm Bureau to offer health plans that skirt requirements of the Affordable Care Act

Kavanaugh reports relatively modest finances, debt repayment

Jul 12, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has modest financial resources compared to some members of the high court, and he recently paid off significant credit card debt

Is the "organic" seal worth it, given disputes on standards?

Jul 11, 2018

Is the "organic" seal worth the extra price, given disputes over standards?

Trump says drug maker Pfizer 'rolling back price hikes'

Jul 11, 2018

Trump says pharmaceutical company Pfizer is "rolling back price hikes, so American patients don't pay more."

JM Smucker's search for balance, growth goes on

Jul 10, 2018

J.M. Smucker is doing just about everything asked of it in trying to find areas of faster growth, while ditching some of the packaged foods that fewer people seemingly want

How to fight about money and stay madly in love

Jul 10, 2018

In a serious relationship, start talking money early, get into the details, and resolve that you'll both walk away from every argument feeling respected and understood

US consumer borrowing up $24 billion in May

Jul 9, 2018

US consumer borrowing up $24 billion in May, boosted by big increase in credit card borrowing

Can you afford to help your kid start a business?

Jul 9, 2018

If you invest in the business, don't forget to consider family relationships and siblings

Is it the IRS, or a scam? Government issues fraud warnings

Jul 9, 2018

The summer is high season for thieves claiming to be from the IRS and hoping to scam people out of their money


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