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  • Despite Fed, Cost of Consumer Borrowing Could Rise Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:47 PM ET

    The Fed will keep the federal funds rate unchanged, but that doesn't mean consumers will get the same rates on credit cards, student loans, mortgages and other financial products.

  • Soaring Interest Rates Send Mortgage Apps Reeling Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Interest rates on U.S. home mortgages rose last week to hit their highest level in over a year, sapping demand from potential homeowners, an industry group said on Wednesday.

  • CNBC's Diana Olick looks at the growing market for jumbo loans. Fred Glick, US Loans Mortgage president, and Christopher Mayer, real estate professor at Columbia University, discuss the Fed's impact on jumbo loans and why they're increasing.

  • 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.

  • Why Rising Mortgage Rates May Trap You: Zillow CEO Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    Against the backdrop of increasing home prices and the prospect of much higher mortgage rates, it's a "great time" to sell, Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff tells CNBC.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Financial Literacy Education Not Making the Grade Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:47 AM ET

    Despite a proliferation of games and apps, and efforts by schools to teach the subject, financial literacy declined between 2009 and 2012, a survey shows.

  • Behind the Rise in Home Prices? Wall Street Buyers Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 2:43 AM ET

    Large investment firms have spent billions over the last year buying homes in the U.S.'s most depressed markets, the NYT reports.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Four Questions to Ask Before Hurricane Season Hits Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 9:24 AM ET
    Workers board up windows to protect from hurricane winds.

    With a forecast for an "active" hurricane season, you may want to call to your insurance agent to make sure you're covered.

  • How to Tie the Knot on a Shoestring Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    After plummeting in the wake of the financial crisis, spending on nuptials resumed its rise in 2010, and is once again approaching the record set before the financial crisis.

  • In Tornado's Wake, Look For Insurance Rate Hikes Saturday, 25 May 2013 | 2:59 AM ET
    An aerial view of the devastation by a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

    The damage from the tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma may soon spread. Experts say homeowner insurance rates may rise.

  • Mortgage Relief Offered to Oklahoma Tornado Victims Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:42 PM ET
    Destroyed houses and other buildings in Moore, Okla.

    The Feds have granted a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures of homes with FHA mortgages in areas devastated by the Oklahoma tornado.

  • The $1 Million Retirement Nest Egg Myth Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Everyone's goal is to retire a millionaire, but too many personal finance headlines want to sell you on the idea that there's a surefire method for incubating the million dollar nest egg.

  • Knowing When You Should Invest With ETFs Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Many financial advisors like ETFs, which offer low fees and trading ease, but ETFs are not perfect for all occasions.

  • US Mortgage Apps Fall in Latest Week as Rates Rise Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 6:52 AM ET
    Foreclosure prevention counseling fair

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week for the first time in more than a month as interest rates jumped, sapping demand for refinancing.

  • Recession, Kids, Put $117,000 Hit on Retirement Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 3:01 PM ET
    Out of the blue: a New Jersey home damaged by Superstorm Sandy

    For most of us, retirement planning involves dreaming. But a new survey shows that reality can intrude in unexpected and expensive ways.

  • Stuck: When Moms Can't Afford to Work Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 6:46 AM ET

    You might think that being a stay-at-home mom is a choice. In fact, many moms are staying at home with their kids because they can't afford to work.

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