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MBA: Mortgage applications rise three weeks straight

By Brena Swanson For the third week in a row, mortgage application increased, rising 8.8% from one week earlier, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly mortgage applications survey for the week ending Jan. 22, 2016. The MBA noted...

Degrees don’t make millennials financially literate

Millennials are better educated than previous generations, but that knowledge isn’t keeping them from engaging in risky financial behavior. For instance, Americans born between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s are heavy users of alternative financial services...

Is rent-to-own the future of housing?

With rising rents making it more difficult for many to even save the 3% down payment they now need to buy a home, and with some borrowers still struggling to get a mortgage, a new option is emerging as an avenue for consumers to live in the home they want and save...

Webinar: Are You Ready for the New 4506-T?

In late 2015, the IRS announced changes to the traditional 4506-T form, alerting individuals that any request submitted after December 7, 2015 using the old form would be rejected. Since the initial announcement, the IRS has offered an extension for adopting the new...