Consumers who think they were affected by fraud perpetrated by Western Union agents should visit the Department of Justice’s victim website to determine how to request and receive compensation. Global money transfer service Western Union has agreed to pay the government $586 million as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade...
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing Navient Corp., the nation’s largest student loan servicer, accusing it of “systematically and illegally failing borrowers at every stage of repayment,” according to a press release Wednesday.
Mortgage rates made small moves this morning, with 30-year fixed and 5/1 ARM rates ticking up a hair, and 15-year fixed rates holding steady for the third day in a row, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage rates published by national lenders on Wednesday.
Good news, women of New York: On average, you face the smallest difference in wages between the genders of any state in the country. The bad news: You still need to sock away $1.13 for every $1 a man in your state saves to enjoy the same size retirement nest egg.
This could be the year you decide to stop working for someone else and start your own business. While your individual skills and interests are key to determining what type of venture to pursue, the last thing you want to do is start a business in an industry with a gloomy outlook.
Thirty- and 15-year fixed mortgage rates rose noticeably today, while 5/1 ARM rates rose by a hair, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage rates published by national lenders on Thursday. Mortgage Rates Today, Friday, Jan.
Mortgage rates may be a mystery; they move up one day and down the next, often befuddling the experts. However, the prime rate, which is the foundation for the interest you’re charged on home equity lines of credit, is a bit more transparent.
We’ve probably all regretted buying something too hastily, but the opposite can also happen — you pass up a sale, and then see the item for a much higher price later.
If you’re like many Americans, you may be making fewer trips to the bank and instead taking care of check deposits with a mobile app or tracking account balances with a few mouse clicks.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency created the Home Affordable Refinance Program, or HARP, in 2009 to give refinance options to homeowners whose mortgage balances are higher than their property values and who are often turned away by traditional lenders.
Mortgage rates jumped substantially this morning. Thirty-year fixed rates rose by 10 basis points, and 15-year fixed rates rose by nine basis points, while 5/1 ARM rates saw a smaller bump at four basis points, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage rates published by national lenders on Thursday.
By Kurt Smith, Psy. D. Learn more about Kurt on NerdWallet’s Ask An Advisor The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future.
Many Americans struggle to save for retirement, but the gender wage gap makes the prospects for women even more dire: The average woman must save $1.25 for every $1 a man invests to build an equivalent nest egg, a new study shows.
There’s some good news for women living in New Mexico: On average, women there face one of the smallest differences in wages between the genders of any state in the country.
You look at your driving record and see speeding tickets, an accident, maybe a DUI, and chalk everything up to dumb mistakes or bad luck behind the wheel. But insurance companies see clues about how you manage your life — and even about when you’ll die.
Happy New Year! Do you have $5,500 to spare? It’s an uncomfortable question, especially if your credit card is still smoking from last month. There’s no hangover quite like a holiday financial hangover.
Three out of four consumers said debt collectors ignored their requests to stop calling, according to a survey released Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which detailed “troubling” practices in the multibillion-dollar industry.
Online superstore Amazon is rolling out a new credit card that combines the best features of the Amazon Prime Store Card and the existing Amazon Credit Card. Available only to Amazon Prime members, the new Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card offers: 5% back on Amazon purchases.
Thirty- and 15-year fixed mortgage rates dipped noticeably today, while 5/1 ARM rates rose a hair, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage rates published by national lenders on Tuesday. Fixed mortgage rates tend to follow Treasury yields, which are a bit lower today as a result of investors’ waiting on President-elect Donald Trump’s first press conference this morning....
Americans with federal student loan debt stand to pay more each month with President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal than by enrolling in the Obama administration’s most widely available income-driven repayment plan, Revised Pay As You Earn, according to an analysis by NerdWallet.
Big events bring big money to host cities. Free-spending visitors flock to the sites of Super Bowls, art and music festivals and, every four years, presidential inaugurations. But it’s not just municipal treasuries that benefit.
+ What to do if you can't repay a payday loan 1. Prioritize food and shelter needs. 2. Offer to settle before debt goes to collections. 3. Consider bankruptcy if debts are overwhelming.
No word yet on when cars will be able to take the wheel while dressing you in a suit, à la “The Incredibles,” but today’s carmakers are still coming up with some pretty fancy new technology.
A year after co-founding Everplans, an online estate and legacy planning website, in 2012, Abby Schneiderman experienced firsthand why end-of-life planning is important: Her 51-year-old brother died in a car accident.
Thirty- and 15-year fixed mortgage rates saw no change from Friday, while 5/1 ARM rates dropped slightly, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage rates published by national lenders on Tuesday. Mortgage Rates Today, Tuesday, Jan.
Spring and summer are historically the most popular times to buy a home. The weather is warm, inventory is high and the school year is winding down or done. But those who shop during this peak buying season also face more competition and higher prices.
Thirty- and 15-year fixed mortgage rates inched down again today, while 5/1 ARM rates held steady, according to a NerdWallet survey of mortgage rates published by national lenders on Thursday. Freddie Mac released the results from its Primary Mortgage Market Survey this morning, showing that for the second week in a row, rates have fallen.
All parents want to pay for their kids’ college, but many families find themselves too wealthy to qualify for financial aid but too strapped to pay out of pocket. If that’s the case for you, financial advisors agree you should prioritize retirement savings over paying for college.
By Shawn Leamon Learn more at NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Going through a divorce is stressful enough without having to worry about how it could affect your credit. Unfortunately, there are many ways a divorce can have a negative impact on your credit, which could lead to difficulty getting approved for a line of credit, a new...
Being denied a checking account isn’t a permanent roadblock to financial stability. After overcoming homelessness, Lavonna McKoy, 47, was trying to put her finances in order when she found out she didn’t qualify for an account at a major U.S.