Personal finance

August 31, 2017 - 9:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo is now saying 3.5 million customers were impacted by its fake accounts scandal, a dramatic increase from the 2.1 million accounts it originally estimated. In the weeks and months after the bank acknowledged in September 2016 that its employees opened 2.1 million accounts...
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FILE - This Monday, July 10, 2017, file photo shows a house for sale, in North Andover, Mass. On Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for June is released. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 29, 2017 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices climbed higher in June with gains that are eclipsing income growth — creating affordability pressures for would-be buyers. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.7 percent in June, according to a Tuesday report. The...
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August 24, 2017 - 2:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A group of Wells Fargo customers who say they were victims of unfair overdraft practices want their claims heard in court, but the bank wants the disputes handled through arbitration. Class-action lawsuits filed around the country have accused Wells Fargo of changing the order of...
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FILE - This Monday, July 10, 2017, file photo shows a house for sale, in North Andover, Mass. On Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 24, 2017 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The benchmark 30-year mortgage rate is at new low for the year, touching its lowest level since last November. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages fell to 3.86 percent from 3.89 percent last week. It was the fourth straight weekly...
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In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo, cars are lined up in the lot of a Chevrolet dealership in Richmond, Va. The buyout option at the end of a car lease can be an attractive opportunity or a tool for damage control. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 24, 2017 - 10:38 am
The buyout option at the end of a car lease can be an attractive opportunity or a tool for damage control. The buyout price is set by the leasing company at the beginning of your contract. If you're anticipating extra fees and penalties, buying the car can cut your losses. Or, if market conditions...
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This Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, photo shows a Verizon wireless sign in Miami. Verizon is raising the price on its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version of it as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
August 22, 2017 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data...
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August 22, 2017 - 11:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. All major carriers now offer unlimited plans after years of steering people toward paying extra for using more data...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2011, file photo, a wallet containing cash and a Visa card is displayed in Surfside, Fla. Peers can hold you accountable and keep you motivated with financial goals. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 17, 2017 - 10:34 am
When you're training for a fitness goal, a workout buddy can be your best asset. She's the one who cheers you on good days and pushes you on bad days. When you're working to reach a financial goal, friends can be equally helpful. Peers can influence how much you save for retirement, determine when...
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August 03, 2017 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's choice to head the federal agency overseeing some of the riskiest corners of the financial world. Former brokerage firm executive J. Christopher Giancarlo was approved Thursday as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading...
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FILE - This Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, shows the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Exchange-traded funds have swept the stock market over the past decade and been a blessing for many investors. But while large index-based funds, such as those that track the Standard & Poor’s 500, may fairly represent the index’s stocks, smaller niche ETFs don't always deliver strictly what their names promise, and you might wind up indirectly buying a lot of something you didn’t really want. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 27, 2017 - 10:58 am
Exchange-traded funds have swept the stock market over the past decade and been a blessing for many investors. But while large index-based funds, such as those that track the Standard & Poor's 500, may fairly represent the index's stocks, smaller niche ETFs don't always deliver strictly what...
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