How to Make Sense of Your Pay Stub | Personal Finance

Every so often, Jenny Redes gets a call from an employee who has recently discovered their pay stub. They typically have questions about what all the various numbers mean, and the human resources professional says that’s understandable. “It’s a lot of information,” says Redes, a Society for Human Resource Management certified professional and human resources… Continue reading How to Make Sense of Your Pay Stub | Personal Finance

Mortgage Rates Hit 12-Year High; Homebuyers Take a Hit

The woes continue to mount for the housing market, especially prospective homebuyers. The latest bad news: the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.30% in the week ended May 12, the highest since July 2009, according to housing agency Freddie Mac. That compares to 5.27% a week earlier and 2.94% a year earlier . This means a… Continue reading Mortgage Rates Hit 12-Year High; Homebuyers Take a Hit