You’ve shaken the college president’s hand and received your empty diploma case (the diploma will be mailed to you later). You’re trying to decide what to do next. Move back home with mom and dad to save money? Move on to graduate school? Start the new job you secured... Read more
We are reaching the final stretch of Financial Literacy Month, and we still have a few more pop quiz questions to get you in the spirit of thinking about your saving and spending strategies. This next question is a bit more sobering. No one likes to think of losing... Read more
The adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) got a bad rap in recent years as it came to be seen as a contributing factor to the housing boom and crash. Recent news reports, however, indicate that more borrowers are starting to turn to ARMs now that the economy is slowly recovering... Read more
We are working our way through Financial Literacy Month with a series of pop quiz questions on the LendingTree blog, and today’s quiz has to do with Adjustable Rate Mortgages, or ARMs. This particular questions involves a little bit of math. Before that starts to get your knees shaking, bringing... Read more
Highlight on Personal Finance. Sharon Fowler, Executive Director of The LendingTree Foundation, a non-profit group that aims to empower individuals and families in their personal financial lives, talks about the Foundation’s Financial Fitness Academy and financial literacy programs that will begin in August: The economy has been tough on... Read more
U.S. Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina dropped by LendingTree’s Charlotte offices on Friday and talked with us about the role of  financial literacy in helping people become more empowered in their personal finance decisions. Hagan said she believes that a deeper understanding of finances can help people throughout... Read more
The federal government wants us all to get smarter about how we spend and save our money. So, a new Office of Financial Literacy – part of the newly-signed financial reform bill – will develop programs meant to educate the American public on savings and loans. The office is expected... Read more