Personal finance

Mortgage rates hit lowest point since September

Mortgage rates retreated further this week, hitting their lowest point since September, but economic uncertainty continues to weaken homebuyer demand. The rate on the average 30-year fixed mortgage declined to 6.33% this week from 6.49% the week prior, according to Freddie Mac. Rates have fallen three-quarters of a point in the last month, as signs …

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Money expert Dave Ramsey’s best tip for budgeting in a tight economy: ‘Slow down, use some wisdom here’

Ramsey Solutions founder Dave Ramsey encourages consumers to ‘slow down and back up a little bit’ in a ‘tight’ economy. As economic data indicates that the American consumer is spending more but saving less, money expert Dave Ramsey shared his best advice for navigating a “patchy” and “tight” economy on “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” Thursday. …

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Financial resolutions more conservative for 2023: Fidelity

ADP chief economist Nela Richardson and McClellan market report editor Tom McClellan take a closer look at the state of the US economy on ‘Making Money.’ As Americans prepare to ring in 2023, they are planning their financial goals with a more conservative approach than in years past. That’s according to Fidelity Investments’ latest New …

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A responsible gift guide: from financial planning to an easy eco-friendly choice

The holiday season is filled with gifts. Gift getting, gift buying and for many, racking up gift debt (we’re looking at you credit cards) to ensure that everyone gets what they put on their lists. But what if instead of a new sweater for your sister or another candle for your mother, you give something …

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Ocho wants to rethink (and rebrand) personal finance for business owners • TechCrunch

When Ankur Nagpal sold Teachable for a quarter of a billion dollars, he felt lucky. Then, he quickly felt lost when trying to navigate the financial systems of a country he wasn’t born in and learn the institutional language often only spoken fluently by the historically wealthy. It would be a few years of self-employment, …

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I Just Added a 5th Streaming Service to My Personal Lineup. Here’s Why I’m Not Sorry About It

Image source: Getty Images It’s an expense that’s actually pretty easy for me to justify. Key points Some people who have multiple streaming services don’t get good use out of them. Since I have a household of viewers with different tastes, paying for five streaming services actually makes sense. I’m the type of person who …

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How to Make the Most of New Rules for Charitable Giving

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Just be honest, please: How crypto needs to change to transform personal finance

Cryptocurrency and decentralized finance (DeFi) were created to offer millions of unbanked people access to the financial system, to transparently transform personal finance, and give more value back to investors by removing intermediaries and offering stable yields that can outstrip traditional saving accounts. This is exactly what many DeFi companies appeared to be doing before …

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Squirreling Money Into Different Accounts Makes Saving Easier

Insider’s experts choose the best products and services to help make smart 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. My mom taught me to keep little pots of savings in different places …

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How to Respond to Unhappy Customers Threatening Your Rep

Over the many years of writing this column, I’ve listened to thousands of complaints about customer service from readers believing they had not received what they had paid for. Most were acting in good faith, honestly feeling they were poorly treated. Some were mistaken, but no one — not a soul — ever said, in …

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