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People Think They Need $1.46 Million to Retire—They're Not Saving Enough To Get There
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Half of US Homeowners and Renters Say They Struggle To Pay Housing Costs, Redfin Reports
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Retirement Savings Suffered, Debt Mounted for Households in Q1, Survey Says
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How Commission Settlement With Realtors Could Change Homebuying
Gen Z Is Paying More To Rent Than Millennials Did at Same Age, Study Shows
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Some Student Loan Borrowers Face April 30 Deadline To Qualify For Forgiveness
An insurance adjuster takes pictures atop a roof stripped of its tiles in Hollywood, Florida, on Sept. 28 after a reported tornado touched down overnight.
Here's Where Homeowners' Insurance Premiums Are The Most Expensive
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It's Cheaper To Rent Than Buy a Starter Home, Says
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What Would it Take for Houses to Be Affordable in the U.S. Again?
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Home Sales Rallied in February, Buoyed By Rising Inventory
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Individual Investors' Optimism Grows, Albeit Cautiously, as Stocks Back Off Highs
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A Record Number Of Vanguard Savers Tapped 401ks for Emergency Funds In 2023
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Most Americans Worry About Retirement, Say Congress Should Act on Social Security Funding
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How Much Can I Earn With $5,000 in a High-Yield Savings Account?
A monitor displays Fair Isaac Inc. (FICO) signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.
Average Credit Scores Worsened For First Time In A Decade, FICO Says
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Retirement Account Balances Hit Their Highest Levels in Nearly Two Years
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Taxpayers In 12 States Can File Online With The IRS Starting Monday
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U.S. Homes Got A $2 Trillion Value Boost In 2023
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Getting a Tax Refund? Here's How to Turn It Into a Larger Sum
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Still Have I Bonds? March 1 Is a Smart Time to Swap Them for a CD
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Credit Card Interest Rates Hit Record Highs in the US, Says CFPB
Capital One and Discover credit cards arranged in Germantown, New York, US, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024.
How the Capital One-Discover Merger Could Affect Consumers
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Of the Biggest U.S. Banks, These Pay the Best CD Rates Now—Up to 5.50%
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Savings Accounts Are Paying Record Rates Today, Feb. 13, 2024. How Long Will They Last?
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How Much Debt Are Americans Really In?
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Have I Bonds More Than a Year Old? You May Want to Cash Them in on Feb. 1
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Earn Up to $600 by Opening a New Huntington Bank Checking Account
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Auto Loan Delinquencies Hit 13-Year High As Monthly Car Payments Get Bigger
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Credit Card Debt Put More Pressure on Households in the Fourth Quarter
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Will Mortgage Rates Fall in 2024? What Yesterday's Fed Announcement Tells Us
New York Stock Exchange Jan 24, 2024
Individual Investors Warming to the Rally as Markets Touch New Highs
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It’s Not Too Late to Open a CD. Rates Are Still Remarkable.
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Housing Market Froze Deeper In December
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Will CD Rates Return to 6%?
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More People Took Out Mortgages Last Week As Rates Fell
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Federal Financial Watchdog Wants To Cut Overdraft Fees To As Little As $3
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These Are The Costs of Family Life—To The Dollar
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White House Accelerates Plans to Forgive Certain Student Loans
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Savings Account vs. CD: What’s the Smarter Choice Right Now?
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IRS Says 2024 Tax Season Will Start on Jan. 29
Average Personal Loan Interest Rate: Week of Jan. 8, 2024
Average Personal Loan Rates Edge Up
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Credit Card Debt Surged To Fresh Record High in November
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Apple Boosts High-Yield Savings Account Rate for a Second Time in 2 Weeks (January 2024)
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2024 Will Bring Big Changes to Student Loans
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Consumers Set New Online Holiday Shopping Record
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Apple Has Raised Its Savings Account Rate. At 4.25%, How Does It Compare?
Average Personal Loan Interest Rate: Week of Jan. 1, 2024
Average Personal Loan Rates Drop to Begin the New Year
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More Financially Stressed Americans Making Better Budgeting a New Year’s Resolution
Average Personal Loan Interest Rate: Week of Dec. 25
Average Personal Loan Rates End The Year Flat
A For Sale sign displayed in front of a home.
Lock-In Effect Grows Larger for Homeowners with Low Mortgage Rates
A for sale sign sits in front of a house as a front end loader removes feet of snow from a residential street in Draper, Utah, on February 23, 2023.
Case-Shiller Home Index Shows Prices Jumped at Highest Rate of 2023
A displaced damaged mobilhome is seen in the middle of a road in Steinhatchee, Florida on August 30, 2023 after Hurricane Idalia made landfall. Idalia slammed into northwest Florida as an "extremely dangerous" Category 3 storm early Wednesday, buffeting coastal communities with cascades of water as officials warned of "catastrophic" flooding in parts of the southern US state.
The Costs Of Climate Change Are Already Here: In Your Homeowners Insurance Bill
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Homes Still at Unaffordable Highs Despite Settling Prices
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Overdraft and Nonsufficient Fund Fees Affect Those Struggling Financially The Most
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Homebuyers Saved $62 A Month On Payments In November As Mortgage Rates Fell
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Existing Home Sales Beat Expectations In November
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Still Holding I Bonds? Jan. 1 Could Be Your Ideal Date to Cash Them In
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5 Things Investors Should Think About for 2024, According to Financial Advisors
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5 Biggest Personal Finance Stories of 2023
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5 Biggest Lawsuits in 2023 That Could Hit Your Wallet