Tag Archives: Household Finances

The Fed’s June Minutes Keep Mortgage Rates In Rally-Mode

July 16, 2010

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At 7,333 words, the June Fed Minutes is the unabridged version of the more well-known, post-meeting press release. The corresponding press release was just 360 words. It turns out, the Fed’s words are doing wonders for mortgage rates.

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Should You Refinance Your ARM, Or Let It Adjust Lower?

July 15, 2010

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If your adjustable rate mortgage is due to adjust this year, don’t go rushing to replace it just yet. Your soon-to-adjust mortgage rate may actually go lower this year.

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The Year Is Half-Over. How Did The Housing Experts Fare On Their Predictions?

July 2, 2010

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As 2009 was ending, the “experts” were busy making forecasts about the U.S. economy and what to expect in 2010. Were they right?

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A Simple Explanation Of The Federal Reserve Statement (June 23, 2010 Edition)

June 23, 2010

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Today, in its first meeting in 5 weeks, the Federal Open Market Committee voted 9-to-1 to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged. The Fed Fund Rate remains within its target range of 0.000-0.250 percent.

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Shopping And Paying Bills Online? Here are Methods To Protect Your Online Financial Identity

June 15, 2010

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In May 2010, Retail Sales at non-store retailers — a category that includes Amazon and eBay — topped $29 billion, up 16 percent from May 2009. Clearly, Americans are doing an increasing amount of shopping online. But how well are we protecting our identities?

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