Mortgage News: Shorter Refinances Becoming More Popular

With mortgage rates near historic lows, many borrowers are opting for a surprising mortgage option: A shorter loan with higher payments. Here’s why.

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Mortgages: Big Refinancing Savings Still Available

Mortgages are now cheap but will the good times continue? Many borrowers can save more than $3,000 annually by refinancing now.

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HARP Mortgage Savings Program Extended

The HARP mortgage program has been extended which means that homeowners with little or no equity may be able to refinance and cut monthly mortgage costs.

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Two of our favorite personal finance bloggers — Ninja @PunchDebtintheFace and WellHeeledBlog — aren’t too happy about Capitol One’s acquisition of their beloved ING Direct. What do you think about the combo? Leave a comment below! ___________________________________ LendingTree has an easy way to shop for credit cards online. We’ll help... Read more
Becoming a father during my time as a personal finance blogger was an interesting experience. I got to learn more about myself, my relationship with money, and the kinds of lessons I’d like to eventually pass down to my son about responsible financial management. Birth did two things for... Read more
In a perfect world, we’d never have to plan for catastrophes, emergencies, or those rough patches in life.  Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world – there are things like injuries, illnesses, and unexpected expenses to deal with. And while we can’t prevent every hurdle that life throws... Read more
The 4th of July is coming up, and that means plenty of bbqs, Independence Day weekend store sales, and fireworks. But as the fireworks and festivities are getting ready to start up, we’ve been busy watching rates go down. Mortgage rates have once again hit historic lows. Yes, we... Read more

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its monthly personal income report which shows personal income increased $1.2 billion and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $1.6 billion in February 2010. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $34.7 billion, or 0.3 percent.

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