I was reading over at Bankrate.com and each week they have a panel of experts who vote on whether they believe mortgage rates will be rising or falling. The majority of the panel believe that rates will remain where they are or fall.
Based on what I see in the economy, and the potential cheap money that will be flowing out of the fed, I can’t help but believe that mortgage rates will continue to fall as the banks try to loan this cheap money out while they can. I’m just amazed at how low the rates have gotten.
I see 3.5% mortgage rates all day long. What’s even more amazing is when I hear stories about how excited people were when they got their houses for as low as 10-12%! I hope you have a great week, now onto the carnival!
Shilpan @ Street Smart Finance writes The Buy and Hold Strategy Can Kill Your Portfolio – One of the cornerstone principles of the street smart philosophy is to introspect stereotypical investment ideas prescribed by the main stream media. That includes their buy and hold strategy that most of us mere mortals practice religiously.
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A Blinkin @ Funancials writes My Sincerest Apologies To Mark Zuckerberg – I’ve been kinda hard on Facebook recently and most of it has been unwarranted. Facebook has lost about half of it’s value since it’s IPO earlier this year, but who’s fault is that? The people that have been most affected by (and responsible for) this drop have no affiliation with the company.
IMB @ Investing Money writes Keeping Investment Fees Low – Find out why investment fees matter and how to evaluate which passive fund is better.
Evan @ My Journey to Millions writes Refinance Roadblocks – Perfect credit, spotless payment record, and 12 years at the same job (proof of ability to pay,) and I never imagined it’d be so impossible to take advantage of the record low interest rates. But after 2 failed attempts to lower our rate on our mortgage I had to come up with a new plan.
L Bee @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes GUEST POST-Invest in what you understand. – This is great investing advice, and one that even Warren Buffett follows! – Invest in what you understand.
Passive Income Earner @ The Passive Income Earner writes Dividend Income – August 2012 – Like regular clock work, August provided me with another string of dividends. Aside from dividend increases or switching to higher yield investments, the only way to increase your dividends is to invest more money. Over the past 4 months, I was adding to my Computershare and CanStock accounts but this month, I added to one of my REIT holding; Cominar REIT (CUF.UN).
Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes How Telecommuting Can Save You Money (and Help the Environment) – Today’s technology makes telecommuting much easier than it was in yesteryear. Companies recognize work life balance and a growing need to remove cars from the road.
Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy writes The End of Summer Draws Near and a Financial Update – Take a look at my checkbook to see how I’m doing financially! Lurkers welcome!
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Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes The Best Financial Move A Young Adult Can Make Get A J-O-B! – I just had a birthday last week which always gives you a chance to take stock on where you are and where you are going.
Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes How Living In Debt Can Put You Behind – Having a considerable amount of debt puts you at a huge disadvantage to achieving financial security. Find out why you should avoid debt.
JP @ My Family Finances writes How Does the Average Family Deal with Increasing Gas Prices – As gas prices shoot into the sky, families seek ways to deal with painful trips to the pump.
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Credit Cards – How and WHY You should Use Them – Find out why you should use credit cards and why you could be hurting your finances if you are avoiding them to control spending.
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes The Rich Are Getting Richer – A recent study found that The Rich (the top 10 Percent incomes) increased their income by one-third from 1985 through 2010. The speed at which incomes increased for those earning more increased at a faster pace over the same time period.
Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes How to Buy Private Stock – Most people are aware that it’s possible to buy stock in various companies with the hope of it going up in value. However it’s not correct to say that all stock is the same. There are two types of stocks – public and private stocks. Public stocks are the ones most people are familiar with.
MMD @ My Money Design writes Retirement Income Planning with Author Daniel Solin – Wouldn’t it be great to use as much as 5.5% for a withdrawal rate for your retirement income planning? According to author Daniel Solin, we may be able to use an indicator to make this a reality!
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes 5 Easy Ways to Save Money in the Kitchen – While there are many good tips about how to save on your groceries that’s not the only place where we spend too much money in the kitchen. Take a look at the following tips to see how you can cut back on your kitchen expenses.
Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes Work. Life. Balance. Hell. – Currently, I am really juggling things! Read about my struggles to keep everything in the air!
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Penny Thots @ Penny Thots writes A Spicy Way to Celebrate Fall – Green chiles — a spicy, savory addition to any Mexican dish, from enchiladas to rellenos, even chili verde. But did you know that green chiles are also a harbinger of fall?
Paul Vachon @ The Frugal Toad writes Frugal Living Made Easy – Frugal living is all about making informed and deliberate choices in how to spend money. In other words, frugality allows me to get more value for my hard earned dollar and who wouldn’t want that?
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Jason @ Work Save Live writes Why Are Credit Cards Bad? – Are Credit Cards Bad? For years of my life I swallowed that large Dave Ramsey pill. I’m not going to lie, I learned how to budget, build up an emergency fund, started saving for retirement, and we began slowly working our way out of debt.
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Luke @ Learn Bonds writes Interest Rates Have Moved Higher: What That Means for Bond Investors – A look at how a large move higher in interest rates has affected bond investors in some of the major segments of the bond market.
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes I Do Not Feel Money Guilt – Stop whining if you refuse to do anything about your current situation. I do not feel guilty about having what I work to have. I do not feel money guilt.
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Lance @ Money Life & More writes I Maxed Out My Roth IRA and You Can Too! – On August 31st I maxed out my Roth IRA for 2012 and it was a great feeling. Normally I’d max it out over the course of an entire year. This year was slightly different.
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