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Federal Reserve Signals Easier Path on Monetary Policy as Economy Slows

Federal Reserve Signals Easier Path on Monetary Policy as Economy Slows

The Federal Reserve, led by Chairman Jerome Powell, said it will hold interest rates steady in their current range from 2.25% to 2.5%, while waiting for signs that the economy is stabilizing.

New Home Sales in U.S. Fall Faster Than Expected in January

New Home Sales in U.S. Fall Faster Than Expected in January

New home sales in the U.S. totaled 607,000 in January, down from 652,000 in December, the Census Bureau reports. The drop was steeper than projected by economists, who had estimated January sales at 620,000.

What Is Collateral and What Does It Mean to Me?

What Is Collateral and What Does It Mean to Me?

Putting up collateral could mean the difference between getting and not getting a loan or credit.

Historic Mortgage Rates: From 1981 to 2019 and Their Impact

Historic Mortgage Rates: From 1981 to 2019 and Their Impact

Mortgage rates stem back to the days of ancient Rome, and still hold sway today.

What Is Consolidated Debt and How to Do It Right in 2019

What Is Consolidated Debt and How to Do It Right in 2019

Consolidating your personal debt can be a win-win, if you cut the right deal and are disciplined about loan payments.

Interest Rates: Definition, Types and Why They're So Important

Interest Rates: Definition, Types and Why They're So Important

Interest rates play a huge role in the economy, good and bad. Here's why rates matter.

What Is the Cost of Home Appraisal and What Should I Know?

What Is the Cost of Home Appraisal and What Should I Know?

The home appraisal is a critical issue -- for home buyers, sellers and mortgage lenders. Here's why.

How to Become a Notary in Six Steps

How to Become a Notary in Six Steps

Becoming a notary can be a lucrative opportunity - here are the six steps that you need to snag a notary job, from figuring out qualifications to finally taking the oath.

How to Save Money: Daily, Weekly and Lifelong Habits

How to Save Money: Daily, Weekly and Lifelong Habits

Saving money is a matter of habit. The more you do it, the easier saving money becomes.

How to Prevent Debt From Destroying Your Retirement

How to Prevent Debt From Destroying Your Retirement

Retiring with debt is not necessarily a bad thing. You just have to know what to do with it.