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Is this a good time to get a good mortgage interest rate?

As mortgage rates fluctuate, is now the best time to get a good rate?

Is it a good time to get a good mortgage interest rate? Google Street View Suddenly, mortgage interest rates are falling. Then they are standing. What is a consumer supposed to do? Watch and probably wait. “This is still a time of extremely high volatility, so rates can go up and down quickly on short …

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Can't max out your IRA by the end of 2022?  Here's why you don't have to worry

Can’t max out your IRA by the end of 2022? Here’s why you don’t have to worry

(Maurie Backman) When it comes to retirement savings, IRAs are a mixed bag. On the plus side, they usually come with more investment options than you’ll find in a 401(k) plan. For example, with IRAs, you can invest in individual stocks, whereas 401(k) plans generally don’t let you do that. But picking stocks by hand …

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Real Money Fights We Had (And How We Solved Them) |  Investor in a white coat

Real Money Fights We Had (And How We Solved Them) | Investor in a white coat

[Editor’s Note: Deadline alert! Today is the last day you can sign up for the Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy Conference (WCICON23) and be guaranteed to receive our famed swag bag (which includes books, a limited edition WCI shirt, and so much more). Aside from getting to hear engaging keynote speakers like Christine Benz, Stacy …

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Graham Stephan says it’s the ‘best investment you can make right now’

Image source: Getty Images The investment recommended by Stephan may surprise you. Key points Graham Stephan is a financial expert. He recently commented on rising levels of credit card debt. He believes that paying off your cards is the best investment you can make. Graham Stephan is a financial expert with a popular YouTube channel. …

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Kimberly Palmer: Vacation survival tips from 5 finance professionals

Kimberly Palmer: Vacation survival tips from 5 finance professionals

For Ryan Decker, surviving the holiday shopping season is all about planning ahead. In fact, if he sees a gift for one of his two young sons in March, he’ll go ahead and buy it, instead of rushing through his shopping list in December. “It eases the burden a lot,” he says, making his December …

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On social security and the return to work?  Prepare for that unwanted surprise

On social security and the return to work? Prepare for that unwanted surprise

(Maurie Backman) If you’re a retiree struggling to make ends meet in the face of inflation, you’re definitely in good company. The cost of living has skyrocketed over the past year and although inflation is showing signs of easing, much progress still needs to be made before people see any noticeable relief. You might especially …

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Today's mortgage and refinance rates: December 4, 2022 |  Rates fell last week

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates: December 4, 2022 | Rates fell last week

Insider experts choose the best products and services to help you make informed decisions with your money (here’s how). In some cases, we receive a commission from our partners, however, our opinions are our own. Terms apply to offers listed on this page. The average 30-year fixed rate fell to 6.49% last week, according to …

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