5 economists and real estate pros on what mortgage rates will look like for 2022

5 economists and real estate pros on what mortgage rates will look like for 2022

What should you expect for mortgage interest rates in 2022? Getty Images / iStockphoto Mortgage rates have reached their highest point in 13 years, according to Bankrate’s national survey of lenders. And many pros say that upward climb may not have hit its peak. Indeed, we asked five pros to tell us: What will happen … Read more

Is it better to finance a car or lease it? How to decide.

Is it better to finance a car or lease it?  How to decide.

If you are on the hunt for a new car, you may be weighing the lease-vs.-finance question. The primary difference is essentially renting versus buying. Monthly leasing payments satisfy a long-term rental contract, while monthly financing (loan) payments go towards eventual ownership. Leasing contracts are typically shorter than loan terms, and leasing payments are smaller … Read more

‘I partially support my partner of 12 years as his business is, sadly, failing’: I’m 33, and have $ 300,000 in company stock. Should I sell those shares to pay off my debt of $ 56,000?

‘I partially support my partner of 12 years as his business is, sadly, failing’: I’m 33, and have $ 300,000 in company stock.  Should I sell those shares to pay off my debt of $ 56,000?

I am 33 years old, I currently make just over $ 120,000 a year, including an annual bonus, and my company has gifted me with around $ 300,000 in equity in the firm, although our stock is brand new, so it is constantly swinging up and down . I put around 6% toward a 401 … Read more

Which of Buffett’s bank stocks might make you the most money?

Which of Buffett’s bank stocks might make you the most money?

This is the time of the quarter when investors get to see what changes Warren Buffett and the management team at Berkshire Hathaway have made to the conglomerate’s stock portfolio. The big splash in Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s BRK.B, + 1.67% 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the end of the first quarter … Read more

Grubhub is giving NYC office workers free lunch — but who’s in the office?

Grubhub is giving NYC office workers free lunch — but who’s in the office?

Could giving people free food work up the appetite to return to the office? GrubHub has been trending on Google throughout the day on Tuesday for offering a free lunch up to $ 15 for NYC office workers between 11 am and 2 pm Workers in the Big Apple’s five boroughs, as well as parts … Read more

Bitcoin ‘not going to take over as an alternative form of money’: Ben Bernanke

Bitcoin ‘not going to take over as an alternative form of money’: Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, said he doesn’t think bitcoin would take over “as an alternative form of money.” Bitcoin BTCUSD, -4.75% and other cryptocurrencies have been “successful as a speculative asset,” Bernanke said in an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box that aired Monday morning. “You are seeing the downside of that … Read more

Adani Group to Acquire Holcim’s India Business

Adani Group to Acquire Holcim’s India Business

Holcim (Paris: HOLN) has signed a binding agreement for the Adani Group to acquire its business in India, comprising its 63.11% stake in Ambuja Cement, which owns a 50.05% interest in ACC, as well as its 4.48% direct stake in ACC . The corresponding offer share prices of INR 385 for Ambuja Cement and INR … Read more

6 financial advisers and pros answer one question: ‘If a client came to you with $ 1,000 to invest right now, what would you tell them to do with it?’

6 financial advisers and pros answer one question: ‘If a client came to you with $ 1,000 to invest right now, what would you tell them to do with it?’

Imagine this: You’ve got $ 1,000 to invest, but you don’t know exactly what to do with it. We asked six financial advisers what they’d do if a client came to them with $ 1,000 – here’s what they advise. (You can use this tool to get matched with a financial adviser who may meet … Read more

Deal of the Day: You can now get lifetime access to Microsoft Office 2021 for less than $ 50

Deal of the Day: You can now get lifetime access to Microsoft Office 2021 for less than $ 50

Stacksocial Whether you need Word for work, Teams for meetings or Excel for tracking family finances, the long-time king of office applications is incredibly useful, and its documents universally shareable. But! The license can be pricey, as it typically costs $ 349. That’s why we’re highlighting this lifetime license deal from Stacksocial: You can get … Read more

‘It’s unlikely home prices will plummet.’ 5 pros predict home prices in 2022

‘It’s unlikely home prices will plummet.’  5 pros predict home prices in 2022

Will home prices fall? Getty Images Gone are the uber-low mortgage rates of 2021. Indeed, average 30-year-fixed mortgage rates have risen from roughly 3.5% to about 5.6% this year, and pros say they expect them to climb further (see the lowest mortgage interest rates you can get now here). One might think that these rising … Read more