Month: May 2018

Mortgage rates drop, but borrowers are not impressed – CNBC

Total mortgage application volume decreased 2.9 percent for the week, seasonally adjusted, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. That marked the sixth straight week of losses. Applications to refinance a home loan fell 5 percent for the week to the lowest level since December 2000. The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with …

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Mortgage interest rates 2018: Rates hit 7-year high, slow home sales – USA Today

Is the housing market, an engine of economic growth, starting to sputter? Home sales are slowing, spurring debate about whether the culprit is rising mortgage rates or low housing supplies. The past week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate increased from 4.61% to 4.66%, the highest level since May 2011, mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday. …

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Divorced couple making it work for their kids by ‘nesting’ – WTMJ Milwaukee

Susan Kim 10:32 PM, May 18, 2018 Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. A new trend among divorcing parents is something called nesting. The children live in the family home and the parents take turns staying there. One local family explained how they …

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Divorce 2019: How to use IRAs and 401(k)s to ease future alimony planning – Investment News

A change in the tax law could now help both parties. Under The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, alimony will not be tax-deductible when paid under divorce and separation agreements executed in 2019 and later. And alimony will be tax-free to recipients. This turnaround from the current treatment of alimony, as tax-deductible to payers and taxable …

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How to keep divorce from sabotaging your children’s college education – CNBC

While a divorce may catch your family off guard financially, you can still take steps to make sure college tuition bills don’t throw you off as well. The dissolution of your marriage should prompt you to revisit your plans. How you approach higher education may also need a second look. Lorie Konish | @LorieKonish Published 2 …

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U.S. 30-year mortgage rates hit 7-year peak: Freddie Mac | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Interest rates on U.S. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to the highest in seven years as a bond market selloff this week propelled 10-year yields to the highest since July 2011, Freddie Mac said on Thursday. Higher borrowing costs have not yet caused a meaningful squeeze on the housing market, as underlying …

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More women are now paying alimony and child support – Moneyish

A recent American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers survey found that 45% of lawyers had seen an increase in recent years of women responsible for alimony. Female breadwinners are ponying up for their exes more than ever. A recent American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) survey found that more than four in 10 lawyers (45%) had …

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20 Tips for Maintaining Financial Sanity During a Divorce | Credit.com

Managing your finances is never simple, but a divorce can make it far more complex. In addition to the emotional turmoil a divorce can cause in a person’s Managing your finances is never simple, but a divorce can make it far more complex. In addition to the emotional turmoil a divorce can cause in a …

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