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  • Rising Rates Scare Borrowers Into Action Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 1:18 PM ET

    After falling dramatically for more than a month, applications for mortgage refinances finally swung to the positive last week, rising 5 percent despite the rise in mortgage rates.

  • Sorry Bro, I Can't Afford to Be Your Best Man Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    Young men in the 18-to-34-year-old bracket are the ones most likely to decline a request to be in a wedding party based on the cost, according to a Harris Interactive survey.

  • Retirees' Woes a 'Wake-Up Call' for Younger Workers Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:01 AM ET

    Two new reports show that Americans over age 65 are falling behind financially, despite having retirement income younger Americans are less likely to have in old age.

  • Overdraft Protection Will Cost You, but How Much? Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 9:42 AM ET
    Richard Cordray

    Complex rules sow confusion about how overdraft fees work and "may increase consumer costs beyond reasonable expectations," said CFPB director Richard Cordray.

  • Students Give Colleges 'Incomplete' on Job Prep Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    A quarter of college students feel unprepared for the job market, a new study says. They see internships as an answer, but it's complicated.

  • Want a Trust Fund, Baby? Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    It's becoming easier to set up a trust fund online, even one on the small side. What's not easy is figuring out the potential benefits and pitfalls.

  • Retirees Face Up to the Million-Dollar Illusion Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 12:23 PM ET

    The topsy-turvy world of today's financial markets is upending what many people thought they understood about how to pay for life after work.

  • How Immigration Reform Could Boost Real Estate Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 7:57 AM ET
    An immigration activist holds up a sign outside the Capitol during a rally.

    Current U.S. residents, newly legalized, under the immigration bill being debated in Congress, would generate $500 billion in real estate transactions and $25 billion in mortgage income, says a Hispanic realty group.

  • 6 Simple Steps to Improving Your Credit Score Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    Lenders aren't the only ones who look at your score. Increasingly, insurers and even prospective employers examine your credit habits.

  • Ready to Retire? Don't Blow Your 'Decumulation' Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

    After accumulating money in IRAs and 401(k)s, many retirees don't know how to transition from saving to spending. Here's a must-read guide.

  • How You Can Land the Right Travel Insurance Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 9:29 AM ET

    Summer travelers are being bombarded with offers from travel insurance providers. Here's how to know when a policy makes sense for you.

  • Funeral Directors Thinking Outside Box for Boomers Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    Til We Meet Again's baseball coffin.

    Baby boomers, who never lost their taste for rebellion, want to control every detail of their "stairway to heaven" including buying "pre-need funerals." NBC News reports.

  • Where to Look for High-Yield Checking Accounts Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    Interest rates on checking accounts at major banks remain anemic. But for the digitally savvy, smaller regional banks offer more lucrative options.

  • Rising Mortgage Rates Put Home Buyers in Hot Seat Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Mortgage rates have jumped to their highest in a year, and house values are rising. Those who have waited to buy or refinance may find the time is right.

  • Prosperity Returns, but Financial Sense Lags Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    Nearly a quarter of Americans said they were satisfied with the condition of their personal finances, but experts say our financial acumen still needs work.

  • Forget Self-Denial: Imagination Is Key to Saving Friday, 31 May 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Imagining driving a new car or getting the keys to a new home can make saving for those items easier, scientists say.

  • Millennials Make Most of Massive Inheritance Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:46 PM ET

    Millennials are inheriting wealth at a greater rate than the two previous generations. The good news is they may be better suited to it than their parents or grandparents.

  • How the Media Gets Gays' Financial Picture Wrong Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    Mitchell and Cameron from ABC's "Modern Family"

    Unlike the media depiction of gays as mostly white and wealthy, LGBT Americans are more likely to be poor than heterosexuals.

  • Beware: Many Checking Accounts Have Hidden Fees Friday, 31 May 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    You can't comparison shop if you don't know what you're getting. And that's what happens, in many cases, when people open a checking account.

  • Refi Madness Is Finally Running Out of Steam Friday, 31 May 2013 | 7:48 AM ET

    Mortgage rates have been bouncing around since the Fed left the door open to early cuts in asset purchases. Here's why you may want to refinance now.

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