Five big-screen HDTVs for under $1,000

These are tough times for many across the nation, and splurging on that $4,000 HDTV is probably out of the equation. However, getting a great, big-screen HDTV doesn’t have to cost and arm and a leg if you’re a smart shopper. As someone who’s personally lo

401(k) Limits for 2009

Before President-elect Obama takes his oath of office on January 20, many new laws and limits will take effect to mark the annual flipping of our calendars on January 1. One of the many important changes will be the new 2009 401(k) contribution limits.

US churches offer personal finance courses during recession

When the Very Reverend Donald Lyon told his congregation recently that the current US economic crisis was a perfect time to ‘take stock’ and reduce ‘bonds’, he wasn’t talking mutual funds and treasury bills. The head minister of St Barnabas Episcopal

Personal Finance Daily: Falling mortgage rates provide glimmer of hope for housing

Don’t miss these top stories: If there is hope for the housing market, it comes in the form of low mortgage rates. Even as sales and prices took a dive, mortgage rates never went much above 6%, a figure that is nice and low by historical standards.

Haggling over home insurance urged

CONSUMERS can save hundreds of euro annually on home insurance by shopping around and negotiating with providers according to a new survey by the Financial Regulator. Revealed through a mystery shopping exercise, the regulator found substantial savings,