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  • The most common money mistakes millennials make

    The most common money mistakes millennials make
    We asked financial experts to answer the following question: What's the most common money-related mistake young people make? Here are their thoughts: "Young adults who get a handle on their budget often sacrifice savings for making larger payments...
  • Connecticut Foreclosure Troubles Easing But Still Plenty of Pain To Go Around

    Connecticut Foreclosure Troubles Easing But Still Plenty of Pain To Go Around
    Connecticut's foreclosure troubles eased last year, but thousands of homeowners still either faced or lived through the loss of their home, a new report Thursday shows. The number of residential properties in the state with foreclosure filings fell by...
  • Financial makeover: 10 big millennial money questions -- answered

    Not a lot of people like to talk about money -- particularly how much they have or how much they don't have. But it pays (heh) to have a good, honest discussion about your finances, whether you're talking it out with yourself or with someone with your...
  • Experts highlight top threats to investors in 2015

    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have both issued annual reports identifying the top threats investors are likely to face in 2015. While some of these are illegal,...
  • Mortgage rates hit 20-month low as 30-year loans fall to 3.73%

    Mortgage rates hit 20-month low as 30-year loans fall to 3.73%
    Worries about economic troubles in Europe and Asia have sent mortgage rates plunging to a 20-month low, with Freddie Mac saying the average rate for a 30-year conventional loan fell to 3.73% early this week from 3.87% a week earlier. The average rate...
  • Basic, easy-to-follow money-saving tips most people overlook

    Basic, easy-to-follow money-saving tips most people overlook
    We also asked our (now-favorite) financial experts for some money-saving tips they recommend. Here's their advice: "Download phone apps that alert you to discounts, such as RetailMeNot or Target’s Cartwheel app.  Immediately transfer the money...
  • Home sales perk up in Southern California as price gains slow

    Home sales perk up in Southern California as price gains slow
    Home sales picked up their pace in December, in the latest sign that the region's housing recovery might finally be reaching more people. Sales in the six-county Southland climbed 4.3% compared to the same month in 2013, according to new figures...
  • Average US mortgage rates fall to new lows; 30-year loan at 3.73 pct., 15-year at 3.05 pct.

    Average U.S. mortgage rates started the year by dipping to new lows, with the benchmark 30-year rate marking its lowest level since May 2013. The mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell to 3.73...
  • House approves Volcker Rule delay despite Obama veto threat

    House approves Volcker Rule delay despite Obama veto threat
    The House defied a veto threat by President Obama and voted Wednesday to approve a two-year delay in implementing part of the so-called Volcker Rule, a key banking regulation enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The delay was the most...
  • Republicans in Congress begin new effort to water down Dodd-Frank law

    Boosted by their November election gains, congressional Republicans have launched a new effort to weaken, bit by bit, a law that dramatically expanded federal oversight of the financial system after the Great Recession. On Wednesday, the Republican-...
  • Climate warms for Orlando-area homebuyers

    Climate warms for Orlando-area  homebuyers
    Investors beat homebuyers to snap up cheap homes in Orlando in recent years, but new mortgage options might open a few doors, particularly for first-time buyers. During the past month, mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac detailed plans...