By Bill Brown Learn more about Bill on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor The mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction are probably the best-known tax incentives for homeownership and real estate investment.
Mortgage rates today for 30- and 15-year fixed loans dropped by 2 basis points, while 5/1 ARMs fell by 1 basis point, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage rates published by national lenders Tuesday morning.
If something goes on sale after you bought it, don’t kick yourself. You won’t necessarily have to eat the cost of your inopportune timing. Here are some options for getting money back.
In this series, we’re talking to people who’ve paid off their student loans, breaking down how they did it and what they learned. Amanda Page took extra jobs to earn enough cash for “monster payments” on her student loans.
“Ask Brianna” is a Q&A column for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college.
If you’re on a budget, money-saving advice tends to prescribe bagged lunches and dinners at home. But you don’t have to resign to a world of soggy peanut butter and jelly just because you want to save money.
March Madness is one of the biggest gambling events of the year. Americans bet $9.2 billion last year on the tournament through office pools, offshore sites and bookmakers, according to the American Gaming Association.
Owning a home is often considered the American dream — and it’s an expensive one. Homeowners in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., pay from 33% to 93% more for housing each month than do renters living in the same state, according to a new NerdWallet analysis.
As millennials shop for wheels — some for the first time — they’re finding it’s not as easy as swiping right on their smartphone. Some dealers might assume millennials don’t have enough money and show them little respect.
If you turned off the news, ignored the notifications on your phone or simply couldn’t keep up the past few weeks, it’s time to catch up on some major events in higher education financing.
A year after it began offering credit cards to eligible international students, alternative lending company SelfScore is increasing its portfolio of financial products. On Tuesday, it’s rolling out the SelfScore Achieve Mastercard, a student credit card with a higher credit limit, cash-back rewards and an introductory 0% annual percentage rate on purchases.
In this series, NerdWallet interviews people who have triumphed over debt using a combination of commitment, budgeting and smart financial choices. Their stories may even inspire you to pay off your debt.
With spring break plans booked and paid for, many college students are now looking forward to their next adventure by prepping for study abroad in the summer or applying to do so in the fall.
Everyone has a different definition of financial comfort, but let’s just say there’s not a whole lot uncomfortable about $50,000 landing in your lap — except, maybe, the weight of all that paper.
Consumers have more access to their credit scores than ever, allowing them to make informed financial decisions. But these scores can be confusing because there’s no guarantee the score a consumer looks at is the same one a lender will use.
Mortgage rates today for 30- and 15-year fixed loans and 5/1 ARMs all fell by one basis point, according to a NerdWallet survey of current mortgage rates published by national lenders on Thursday morning.
A Women’s History Month feature. Read more stories of student loan debt here. Student loan debt may not be exclusive to gender, but women have a tougher time paying it off than men.
These are intriguing times for impressionable young investors. The Dow’s cresting 20,000 for the first time in January before making a 24-day climb to 21,000 — the fastest 1,000-point climb since 1999 — coupled with this month’s $3.4 billion initial public offering for Snap Inc., parent company of social media darling Snapchat, has a lot...
By Rachel Podnos, JD, CFP Learn more about Rachel at NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor. To paraphrase one of the great musings of the American businessman and investor Charlie Munger, you don’t have to touch an electric fence to learn not to do it.
Rewards checking accounts might earn interest or provide a generous sign-up bonus, but some carry high monthly fees — think $20 or more — unless customers keep their accounts padded with an almost comically high balance or meet some other requirement.
Being a mom is hard work; being in debt makes it even more difficult. And tackling that debt while juggling other family responsibilities can feel impossible. Where do you start?
Kids are expensive, and estimating how much you’ll spend on your first bundle of joy is tricky. There are diapers, clothing, furniture, food and toys to think of, as well as costs that may not spring immediately to mind, like life insurance and college savings.
Mortgage rates today for 30-year fixed loans and 5/1 ARMs dropped, while rates for 15-year fixed loans rose, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage rates published by national lenders Monday morning. House_pricetag Mortgage Rates Today, Monday, March 27 (Change from 3/24) 30-year fixed: 4.29% APR (-0.05)15-year fixed: 3.69% APR (+0.01)5-1 ARM: 3.84% APR (-0.02) See your personalized...
Mortgage rates today for 30- and 15-year fixed loans ticked higher, while 5/1 ARMs slipped a notch, according to a NerdWallet survey of current mortgage rates published by national lenders Friday morning.
There’s the retirement that looks like the commercials: biking, travel, enjoying the family. And then there’s the one where you can’t get up the stairs anymore. Most of us happily plan for the first, when our health is good and energy high.
As you throw open doors and cast out the dirt that’s collected in your home all winter, remember that spring is also an ideal time to spruce up your finances — especially those areas that may benefit from tax refund cash.
Thirty- and 15-year fixed loans fell sharply today, by 8 and 12 basis points, respectively, while 5/1 ARMs also dipped by 8 basis points, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage rates published by national lenders on Wednesday morning.
Parents with less-than-perfect credit: You can still help your teenager or young adult child get a credit card and start building a strong credit history. You might not be able to co-sign on a credit card application if your own credit history is rough — but nowadays, most major issuers don’t accept co-signers, anyway.
Mortgage rates today continued to inch downward for 30- and 15-year fixed loans while 5/1 ARMs held steady, according to a NerdWallet survey of current mortgage rates published by national lenders on Tuesday morning.
For some people, debt leads to sleepless nights and anxiety about incessant collections calls. But for others, it causes quieter changes that still leave them drowning in bills without a clear way out.