Consumers Sought Fewer New Home Loans Last Week

Mortgages

Consumers Sought Fewer New Home Loans Last Week

Consumers Sought Fewer New Home Loans Last Week

The total home loan market saw applications decline 5.9 percent in the week ending June 17, as far fewer Americans attempted to obtain refinances for their existing loans, according to the latest weekly statistics from the Mortgage Bankers Association. This was caused largely by a 7.2 percent decline in the number of refinance applications filed,… Read More

Foreign Credit Card Transaction Fees May Be Rising

Credit Cards

Foreign Credit Card Transaction Fees May Be Rising

Foreign Credit Card Transaction Fees May Be Rising

Foreign transaction fees – charged by lenders for converting U.S. dollars into another currency – are still applied to many American credit card accounts and can add up quickly for consumers, according to a report from the International Business Times. A recent study by Pew Trust found that more than 90 percent of credit cards… Read More

The Hard Truth About Living With Student Loan Debt

Students

The Hard Truth About Living With Student Loan Debt

The Hard Truth About Living With Student Loan Debt

Student loans are “good” debt, right? Not necessarily. Students and their parents who are contemplating big loans for college need to think seriously what life will be like after the diploma is in hand.

The Credit Line: Extreme Identity Theft, and How to Reduce Your Risk

Identity Theft

The Credit Line: Extreme Identity Theft, and How to Reduce Your Risk

The Credit Line: Extreme Identity Theft, and How to Reduce Your Risk

Tune in to this week’s installment of The Credit Line, hosted by Credit.com’s chairman and co-founder Adam Levin on Los Angeles’ KFWB 980 AM this Saturday, June 25th, at 9 a.m. PST/Noon EST. The show is co-hosted by L.A. radio personality Jeff Levy. When Identity Theft Takes Over Your Life Imagine discovering that someone has… Read More

Financial News Roundup: Continue Job Hunt During Summer, IRS Raises Gas Mileage Deduction

Personal Finance

Financial News Roundup: Continue Job Hunt During Summer, IRS Raises Gas Mileage Deduction

Financial News Roundup: Continue Job Hunt During Summer, IRS Raises Gas Mileage Deduction

Today’s top news headlines feature changes the Internal Revenue Service has made regarding the gas mileage deduction and a new poll that examines happiness in relation to Americans’ income. Plus, find out why job seekers should continue looking for new opportunities during the summer months. Experts Encourage Job Seekers To Look For Employment During Summer… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (6/24/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (6/24/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (6/24/11)

This week we have some good advice, market news and examples of how to get more for your money. If you’re a consumer who uses car insurance, or looking for a reverse loan —or really anyone who uses a credit card, these stories could benefit you. As always, if you enjoy any of our favorite… Read More

‘Shadow Inventory’ of Unsold Homes Begins to Abate

Mortgages

‘Shadow Inventory’ of Unsold Homes Begins to Abate

‘Shadow Inventory’ of Unsold Homes Begins to Abate

Overall, 1.7 million homes were counted among the shadow inventory in April, down from 1.9 million in the same month last year, according to new statistics from the real estate tracking firm CoreLogic. That level accounts for a five-month supply of homes as they sell at the current rate. “The shadow inventory has declined by… Read More

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