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Equifax credit score errors added $154 to Florida woman’s monthly car loan payment, lawsuit allegations and mortgage rates fell to lowest level since April as ‘high uncertainty’ creates volatility

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Equifax credit score errors added $154 to Florida woman’s monthly car loan payment, lawsuit alleges

Lawsuit against Equifax comes at a time of high inflation and rising rates for auto loans, credit cards and mortgages Read More

Mortgage rates fall to lowest level since April as ‘high uncertainty’ creates volatility

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.99% as of Aug. 4, according to data released by Freddie Mac. This is the lowest since April Read more

‘I’m grateful for the dollar store’: Parents stressed out about back-to-school clothing purchases and battling record inflation

Back-to-school shopping is rattling parents as the cost of living soars. Read more

“Lenders are very comfortable with this way of doing things”: we are stuck with our credit reporting system, despite errors and data breaches. Here’s why.

Given the central role of credit agencies in our daily lives, credit reporting is a high-stakes operation. But alternative models are not ready to replace them. Read more

“I’m stuck in a penny-pinch mindset”: My partner and I bought a house, but he only wants to buy high-end items. How can we agree?

“It may sound weird, but we feel overwhelmed by the prospect of spending our savings on the items we were actually saving for.” Read more

The fuel-efficient 2023 Kia Seltos is sleek and refined with a hint of ruggedness

This subcompact SUV is well equipped for the money, has a spacious interior and excellent safety scores Read more

How to Find an LGBTQ-Friendly Advisor or Financial Advisor

Personal finances can seem particularly daunting for the LGBTQ+ community, who have faced exclusion and discrimination, and who are often paid less. Read more

What are the best tax breaks for the self-employed?

Here’s how self-employed people can take advantage of three valuable federal tax breaks. Read more

Fed’s Mary Daly says ‘I don’t feel the pain of inflation anymore’ – here’s the full context of her remarks

The San Francisco Fed chairman also said “we have to worry” about those who can’t afford higher prices during an interview Wednesday. Here is what she said in full. Read more

Take a look inside the late Ivana Trump’s luxury estate

Ivana Trump, the oversized personality and the first of Donald Trump’s three wives, died earlier this month at the age of 73.