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Articles About Interest Rates
April 26, 2015
Top 10 Most Expensive Rental Markets in America
Rent prices are soaring across the country, causing people to take a second look at mortgage payments.
April 21, 2015
Why Low Interest Rates May Not Help the Economy Fully Recover
Low interest rates in the U.S. were supposed to boost the economy's recovery. Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke has begun to explain why it hasn't worked.
March 20, 2015
6 Consumers Who Win or Lose When the Fed Hikes Interest Rates
The Federal Reserve's announcement Wednesday indicates that interest rates could rise this year. But how are people really affected?
March 18, 2015
Top 10 States Where Home Prices Are Still Climbing
Home prices in the United States have increased on a year-over-year basis for 35 consecutive months.
March 12, 2015
3 Powerful Ways to Cut Your Lifetime Debt Payments
When it comes to the price of debt, Americans typically spend a lifetime exchanging labor for interest payments.
March 12, 2015
Why the Fed Can’t Stop Deflation in the U.S.
The U.S. has joined Europe in deflation mode, and it's not clear the Fed can do anything about it.
March 11, 2015
4 Simple Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
There’s no place like home when it comes to breaking the bank.
February 28, 2015
5 Hard Truths About Saving for College and the Cost of Education
Rising costs, a dense financial environment, and a tough economy have made it increasingly difficult for families to save for college.
February 13, 2015
Why You Should Tune Out Financial Forecasters
The best bet for your portfolio is to tune out the noise and start a patient, diversified, and measured approach to consistently investing.
February 11, 2015
Why You Have No Reason to Fear the Fed
One day, the Federal Reserve’s long-running stimulus will end –- and that provokes a lot of investor anxiety. Fortunately, those fears are overblown.
February 09, 2015
Here’s Why the Rich Use Credit Cards; Should You Follow?
While some people view credit cards as nothing more than toxic plastic, affluent consumers enjoy cash rewards that add up over time.
February 02, 2015
Is It Finally Time to Refinance Your Mortgage and Save Money?
Interest rates are still at historic lows, but knowing when to refinance isn’t always a clear decision.
January 30, 2015
7 States Where Home Prices Are Hitting New Record Highs
Home prices across the nation continue to find a way to rally.
January 28, 2015
3 Hidden Reasons Why Your Credit Sucks
"I pay my bills on time. Why isn't my credit score higher?"
January 16, 2015
3 Reasons Why You May Want to Rethink Bank of America
The nation’s second largest bank by assets recently reported a dismal quarter.
January 05, 2015
3 Reasons U.S. Government Costs Will Grow in 2015
Annual budget deficits are making up a smaller and smaller share of the country’s economic output, but federal spending will likely jump in 2015.
January 03, 2015
5 Money Resolutions You Can Actually Keep in 2015
People who made financial resolutions at the start of 2014 are more likely to report optimism about their current financial position.
December 20, 2014
Will First-Time Homebuyers Be the Biggest Surprise in 2015?
The housing market has a vacancy for first-time buyers.
December 14, 2014
10 Cities Selling Million-Dollar Homes Like Hotcakes
Sales of homes across the nation for $1 million or more are outpacing the rest of the housing market.
December 06, 2014
3 Ways Cars Wreck Your Retirement Dreams
Our automobile habits are actually one of the biggest roadblocks to financial freedom.
December 04, 2014
Time to Worry? Home Flippers Making Record Profits Again
The housing market has been returning to a more sustainable pace this year, but home flippers are still finding a way to make money.
November 25, 2014
5 Foolish Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make
Buying a home for the first time is exciting. But these mistakes can quickly turn the experience into a disaster.
November 24, 2014
5 Home Renovations That May Be Foolish Investments
Some home renovations are more trouble than they're worth and will earn you little or no return on your investment.
November 20, 2014
How Political Fiction Is Twisting Economic Reality
Findings from a recent Pew Research release show that Americans are as clueless about how the government spends their money as ever.
November 09, 2014
Are Americans Using Their Homes Like ATMs Again?
Using homes as ATMs was one of the more unfortunate displays by Americans during the housing bubble.
November 06, 2014
Can You Still Afford the American Dream?
While interest rates remain low on a historical basis, home affordability continues to be a closely monitored component of the housing market.
November 05, 2014
Why You Shouldn’t Worry About the Slowing Housing Market
Home prices are receiving a much-needed dose of reality.
October 21, 2014
Curbing Interest Rate Shock
What are the best bond investing strategies for retirees amid rising interest rates?
October 20, 2014
What’s the Real Worry With Rising Interest Rates?
Is it worth getting worked up about rising interest rates?
October 20, 2014
Top 10 Rental Markets Where Landlords Are Making a Killing
With the help of low homeownership rates and strong mobility demand, the rental market remains attractive for investors.
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