Personal Finance Roundup

Pearls of wisdom for a jumpy market [CNN Money] “We can all learn from some of Wall Street’s great aphorisms.”

Refund anticipation loans still troublesome for taxpayers [Consumer Reports] “Refund anticipation loans can carry an effective annual interest rate of from 50% to 500%. When application fees are included in the calculation, the interest cost can range from 80% to nearly 1,200%.”

Health plan pitfalls to watch for [Bankrate] “Consumers searching for health insurance may encounter plenty of pitfalls along the way.”

Borrowers With Good Credit May Benefit [NY Times] “The Federal Reserve’s decision on Tuesday to cut interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point should offer some comfort to consumers. The biggest beneficiaries will be consumers who have both good credit and secure jobs. Those borrowers will probably be able to refinance their home mortgages at lower rates and take advantage of less expensive car loans.”

How to Stop Fighting With Your Spouse About Money [Get Rich Slowly] “Here are seven actions you can take today to stop fighting with your spouse about money.”

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