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  • Mortgage matters

    Mortgage matters
    Is it more difficult to borrow money for a mortgage today than it was just three years ago when pretty much anyone with a last name was approved for financing? Yes -- and it should be to avoid the kind of foreclosure crisis we're facing right now. Is it...
  • Study: Those with student loans have less than $9K in net worth

    Study: Those with student loans have less than $9K in net worth
    Be careful in taking out student loans: They will hurt you later when you are starting out and trying to establish savings and investments, warns a Boca Raton certified financial planner in a weekly email. Mari Adam quotes the Pew Research Center as...
  • Ask a real estate pro: Seller wants to delay home closing

    Ask a real estate pro: Seller wants to delay home closing
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, click here. Q: We are under contract to buy a home. We have our loan approved, and the closing is in about...
  • Simsbury Bank Posts Lower Quarterly Profits

    SBT Bancorp Inc., parent of Simsbury Bank & Trust Co., posted sharply lower profits in the second quarter, as higher mortgage rates significantly slowed home loan refinancing, the bank announced Thursday. The bank said net income for the quarter ended...
  • Take a retirement annuity or a lump sum?

    Dear Liz: I am 54 and considering retiring in three or four years. I have been fortunate to work at a Fortune 100 company for 30-plus years and have both a defined benefit pension plan and a 401(k). When I retire, we have the option of taking a lump sum...
  • St. Charles OKs funding for Red Gate water tower

    St. Charles OKs funding for Red Gate water tower
    St. Charles City Council approved on Monday a nearly $3.7 million bid to construct 1.5 million-gallon water tower at the corner of Red Gate Road and Route 25. The council voted unanimously to issue a notice of intent to award the construction project to...
  • Council authorizes $16.4 million bond for new senior center facility

    After months of study sessions and planning, the Huntington Beach City Council took two major steps Monday toward making a long-awaited senior center a reality. Council members voted unanimously to authorize taking out a $16.4 million bond to help pay...
  • John Oliver skewers payday lenders. Now, what to do about their customers?

    John Oliver skewers payday lenders. Now, what to do about their customers?
    HBO's John Oliver turned his humor-laced outrage on payday lenders Sunday, holding them, celebrity pitchman Montel Williams and their legislative allies up for some well-deserved ridicule. Citing a study that found 75% of payday loans were taken out...
  • 'Shark Week' protest to rally against fishy lenders

    'Shark Week' protest to rally against fishy lenders
    The Discovery Channel's annual "Shark Week," airing through Saturday, teaches viewers all about great whites and hammerheads—but that's not the kind of shark that activists plan to protest in Springfield on Wednesday. "[Payday lenders] feel they...
  • Mortgage rates at low for year; 30-year averages 4.12%

    Mortgage rates at low for year; 30-year averages 4.12%
    The cost of getting a home loan has slipped back to the lowest level of the year, with Freddie Mac pegging the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage early this week at 4.12% compared to last week's 4.14%. The average rate for a 15-year fixed-rate...
  • Top 5 Baltimore industries now hiring

    Top 5 Baltimore industries now hiring
    As summer turns into fall, that familiar “back-to-school” feeling affects adults as well as children. Just as kids get serious about schoolwork after months of play, many grownups feel it’s time to focus on their current career path....