Here are some interesting articles. Some are from last week which I didn’t have room to include.
What Moves Mortgage Rates? (HSH Associates) – Excellent article from HSH Associates on what determines the mortgage rates. If you are in the market for a mortgage, their free weekly e-mail newsletter Market Trends is very helpful.
- “Not much to say, it has been a bloodbath in the markets and my portfolio continues to do worse than the benchmarks. I can’t even bear to look or print the graphs. If it was possible to drop straight down, that is what you’d see.”
Will it pay off in the end? I sure hope so. Here is his graph as of Feb. 1, 2008. Click on it for a larger picture.
Wells Fargo To Offer Retail Banking Customers a Personal Online Safe (Payments News) – Will an online safe deposit box gain consumers’ trust even if it’s offered by a bank?
Why Don’t More Employers Provide Independent 401k Advice for Free? (FiLife) – Why don’t more employers provide breakfast to all employees for free? Survey shows 70% of them don’t have breakfast before they come to work.
Should I Contribute To A Non-Deductible IRA? Part 1, Part 2 (My Money Blog) – Excellent write-up on contributing to a non-deductible IRA. If you are not eligible for a Roth IRA, contributing to a non-deductible IRA is still worthwhile after maxing out the 401k.