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Home equity loan history

Home equity loans have been around for nearly a century, providing borrowers with a way to cover major expenses such as home repairs, medical bills and debt consolidation. Despite their long history, however, the popularity of these…

What are a best buy?

The CPI-linked savings bond isn't all it's made out to be. TIPS offer slightly better protection against inflation. Thief in the Night (Photo by Mark Wilson)Getty Images Personal finance experts love these bonds I. Suze…

Hawks at the helm: Q2 outlook

As US inflation rises at the fastest pace in four decades, market sentiment has changed abruptly. In a belated attempt to slow rising consumer prices, the Federal Reserve is now expected to tighten monetary policy more aggressively. The…

What is a Fixed Rate HELOC?

Fixed Rate HELOCA home equity line of credit, or HELOC, typically uses prices that depend on the evolution of the market. But with a Fixed Rate HELOC, you can lock in a rate that lasts for the duration of the agreement. Since the rate…