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The Fed's interest continuing rate creep comes with solid personal finance story ideas for reporters. (Image from "Republica" via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

Interest rates and your readers

A quarter-percentage-point here, a quarter-percentage-point there. The Federal Reserve has been raising short-term interest rates so slowly that many consumers haven’t felt the pinch yet. But a third rate hike

Local business journalists can report on a number of new mortgage stories. (Image by Photo-Mix via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

Local mortgage stories for today’s home buyers

With adjustable-rate mortgages available for a full percentage point less than a fixed-rate mortgage, and a few more rate hikes in the pipeline from the Federal Reserve, it’s no surprise

A rise in the interest rate can impact any consumer's wallet. (Image by "stevepb" via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

How to localize federal rate hikes

When Janet Yellen announced a quarter-percent raise in the Federal Reserve interest rate earlier in March, government bonds dipped while stocks ticked upward. The Fed is expected to make at least

Covering Real Estate: Resources, experts

By Jonathan Lansner A plethora of groups and companies track the real estate market. Since the math involved is part science, part art, it’s suggested you look at a range

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