Refinance mortgage rate drops for Thursday

bbernard/Shutterstock Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate ticked downward. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate refinance slid down, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed saw an increase. Meanwhile, the average rate on 10-year fixed refis advanced. RATE SEARCH: Compare refinancing rates in your area now. 30-year fixed refinance The average…

Mortgage rates slide for Thursday

wavebreakmedia/Shuttestock.com Multiple benchmark mortgage rates trended down today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both dropped. On the variable-mortgage side, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages also decreased. RATE SEARCH: Compare mortgage rates in your area now. 30-year fixed mortgages The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is 4.03…

7 tax mistakes that could land you in an audit

The chances of getting audited are slim for most taxpayers, but that doesn’t deter many people from being terrified of the prospect. “There’s the audit lottery,” says Mike Campbell, a certified public accountant and tax partner with BDO USA. “There could be nothing in particular that causes the audit.” However, there are also things taxpayers…

Barclaycard Ring now offers 0% APR

Barclaycard now has one of the most competitive balance transfer credit cards available. The issuer recently introduced a 15-month, no-interest offer on its Barclaycard Ring Platinum MasterCard. The change is significant because only a handful of cards offer both: 0 percent interest on a balance transfer. No fee to transfer a balance. CARD SEARCH: Tired…

Mortgage rates move up for Wednesday

wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com Several key mortgage rates increased today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both moved higher. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, also floated higher. RATE SEARCH: Compare mortgage rates in your area now. 30-year fixed mortgages The average rate for the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage is 4.05 percent,…

Poll: 9 out of 10 millennials admit to impulse buys

Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com A new survey from CreditCards.com shows that 5 in 6 Americans admit to impulse buying — and millennials lead the way in succumbing to instant gratification. In the scientific telephone survey of U.S. adults, 9 out of 10 millennials confess to impulsive spending. The numbers are even higher among the youngest millennials,…

3 DC monuments vandalized over the weekend

Feb 21st 2017 3:32PM Over the weekend, and most likely on Saturday, three popular monuments in Washington, D.C. were vandalized, reports WRC. Using a black marker, someone wrote on the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. The Washington Post notes that “some of the words in the messages were hard…