U.S. mortgage applications surge; 30-year rate below 4 percent: MBA


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U.S. mortgage applications surge; 30-year rate below 4 percent: MBA

NEW YORK – Applications for U.S. home mortgages surged by the most in more than six years last week as 30-year mortgage rates dropped below 4 percent for the first time since May 2013 on the back of falling U.S. government bond yields, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

Here's what it's like to get audited

It’s every taxpayer’s worst nightmare an audit. Sure, big corporations and billionaires with off-shore bank accounts can expect some extra attention from the IRS. But what about personal finance bloggers who spend their days dishing advice on sound financial decisions there’s no way they could have made some mistakes, right? Wrong.

Grand jury indicts 16 in identity theft, tax return scam

PITTSBURGH Sixteen people, most from the New York City area and with ties to Nigeria, face charges in a wire fraud and identity theft ring that prosecutors said caused the Internal Revenue Service to pay more them than $10 million in fraudulent tax refunds.

Why You Should Fill Out the FAFSA

The average student loan debt hovers near $30,000, and graduating from college this deep in the red is a tough way to begin adult life. Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a government form that streamlines the college financial aid process, is a must if you want to qualify for assistance and reduce your student loan burden.

5 Prime Target Groups for Identity Thieves

Identity theft can happen to anyone, but certain types of consumers — including children and the elderly — are especially tempting targets because they may not check their credit report regularly, and a scammer could go undetected for years. Here's a look at what these consumers (or their family members) can do to reduce their vulnerability and safeguard themselves against ID theft.

U.S. mortgage applications rise in latest week: MBA

NEW YORK, – Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as mortgage rates continued to slide, bringing activity to a 17-month high for a second straight week, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

Make A Personal Finance Recovery

Staying financially responsible isn’t easy. Sometimes, things happen and you’re forced to overspend. Maybe the Christmas season was a lot The post Make A Personal Finance Recovery appeared first on iMoney.ph.

Make A Personal Finance Recovery

Staying financially responsible isn’t easy. Sometimes, things happen and you’re forced to overspend. Maybe the Christmas season was a lot The post Make A Personal Finance Recovery appeared first on iMoney.ph.

Where are they now? The most inspiring personal finance stories of 2014

We’ve taken a look back at 2014 and picked our top five most inspiring personal finance stories of the year.

25 Ways to Improve Your Finances in 2015

If the new year has you feeling motivated to up your financial game, then you've come to the right place. Below, you'll find our 25 best personal finance tips from the year rounded up into bite-size pieces, ready for you to apply to your life. …