To Catch a Thief


Many Americans have taken steps in recent years to protect their identity. However, one report found identity theft hit an all-time high in 2016, affecting an estimated 15.4 million consumers. If you haven’t taken measures to protect yourself, it may be a good idea to consider your options.1 Identity theft is a crime in which [...]

To Catch a Thief2019-08-16T22:24:00+00:00

Fixed or Variable Mortgage, Which Should You Pick?


Buying a home is the single-largest financial commitment most people ever make. And sorting through mortgages involves a lot of critical choices. One of these is choosing between a fixed- or variable-interest-rate mortgage. True to its name, fixed-rate mortgage interest is “fixed” throughout the life of the loan. In contrast, the interest rate on a [...]

Fixed or Variable Mortgage, Which Should You Pick?2019-08-16T22:16:09+00:00

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages


When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a prospective borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan. Some financial institutions offer 10- and 20-year fixed-rate mortgages as well as 15- and 30-year fixed-rate home loans. For the purpose of comparison, this worksheet takes a look at 15-year and 30-year fixed-rate loans. The payments on [...]

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages2019-08-16T22:10:28+00:00
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