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2009 

Here are some predictions for the prices for energy, gasoline, health insurance, food, and college costs in 2009. (Video runs 1:31) Think these predictions are on target? Tell us what you think by using the comment link below….     *****************************************************************...
01/21/2009
With all the doom and gloom over housing, you might be surprised to know that this is a fantastic time to get a mortgage. Not if you have poor credit, to be sure. But you can get a great deal on a 30-year, fixed-rate, conforming loan these days if you have a solid FICO score, a manageable debt bu...
01/21/2009
A long-delayed update to the leading credit scoring formula is rolling out in 2009, offering a few advantages to consumers — and some serious new risks. FICO 08, the latest version of the FICO scoring model, was initially supposed to be introduced in the fall but was delayed by lawsuits between i...
01/12/2009
Fixed-rate mortgage rates, though not directly tied to the Fed Funds Rate, have been responding positively to market rate cuts over the past few months. Just as an overview, the Fed Funds Rate has a strong (if not direct) affect on the following: credit card rates adjustable-rate mortgages intere...
01/12/2009