Personal Finance Daily: Mortgage rates hit 6.29%, Freddie Mac says and rents fell in August for the first time since November 2021


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‘The housing market may have to go through a correction’: Mortgage rates hit 6.29%, Freddie Mac says

The 30-year mortgage rate is averaging at 6.29%, Freddie Mac said in its latest weekly survey on Thursday. Read More

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CD rates are higher, but should you put your cash in them? Consider your goals.

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The IRS is automatically reimbursing some taxpayers who already paid the ‘failure to file’ penalty. Read More

Brace yourself: The Fed will inflict ‘some pain’ with its 75-basis-point rate hike. Here’s how to protect your wallet and your portfolio.

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