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Jan 26, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Only One in Six Americans Spent More Than Expected During Holidays

Only 1-in-6 Americans spent more than expected this holiday season, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report.  This is consistent...

Jan 22, 2015, 07:30 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Inch Higher

 Mortgage rates marked a slight increase this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to 3.81 percent, according to...

Jan 15, 2015, 07:30 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall

 Mortgage rates fell for a second week in a row, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to 3.80 percent, according to...

Jan 08, 2015, 07:30 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Start 2015 on a Downswing

 Mortgage rates began the new year by moving lower, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to 3.85 percent, according to...

Jan 07, 2015, 08:01 ET
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3 in 5 Americans Don't Have Enough Savings to Pay for Unexpected Expenses

 Only 38% of Americans have enough money in their savings accounts to pay for unexpected expenses such as a $1,000 emergency room visit or a...

Dec 31, 2014, 07:30 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates End 2014 Under 4 Percent

 Mortgage rates moved slightly higher for a second consecutive week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to 3.99 percent,...

Dec 24, 2014, 07:30 ET
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Bankrate: Streak of Lower Mortgage Rates Ends

Mortgage rates rose for the first time in seven weeks, according to Bankrate.com's (NYSE: RATE) weekly national survey. The benchmark 30-year fixed...

Dec 18, 2014, 07:30 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Hit 19-Month Low

 Mortgage rates moved lower for a sixth consecutive week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate falling to 3.94 percent, according to...

Dec 11, 2014, 08:00 ET
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8 in 10 Americans Holding Holiday Spend Steady

A whopping 82% of Americans do not plan on spending more this holiday season despite lower gasoline prices, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE:...

Dec 11, 2014, 07:40 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Down for 5th Consecutive Week

 Mortgage rates moved lower for a fifth consecutive week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.03 percent, according to...

Dec 09, 2014, 16:15 ET
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Sree Kotay and Christine Petersen Join Bankrate Board of Directors

 Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE) announced today the appointment of Sree Kotay and Christine E. Petersen to the Bankrate board of directors. ...

Dec 04, 2014, 07:30 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Inch Lower

 Mortgage rates continued the downward movement for a fourth consecutive week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.07 percent,...

Dec 02, 2014, 08:01 ET
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More Than 4 in 10 Americans Prefer High-Deductible Health Insurance Plans

More than four in 10 Americans prefer a high-deductible plan with a lower monthly premium, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report....

Dec 01, 2014, 16:15 ET
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Bankrate, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Wallaby Financial

 Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE) announced the acquisition of Wallaby Financial, Inc., the leader in mobile and web-based credit card optimization...

Dec 01, 2014, 08:45 ET
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Rising-Rate CDs Not All They're Cracked Up to Be

 With interest rates expected to rise in 2015, investors might be considering rising-rate CDs, but a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) analysis of...

Dec 01, 2014, 08:30 ET
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Rising-Rate CDs Not All They're Cracked Up to Be

 With interest rates expected to rise in 2015, investors might be considering rising-rate CDs, but a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE)...

Nov 26, 2014, 07:30 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Post 3rd Consecutive Decline

 Mortgage rates moved lower for a third consecutive week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.08 percent, according to...

Nov 20, 2014, 07:30 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Drift Lower for 2nd Consecutive Week

 Mortgage rates were down slightly over the past week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate drifting lower to 4.10 percent, according...

Nov 19, 2014, 08:15 ET
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Most Americans Won't Shop on Either Black Friday or Cyber Monday

 Most Americans won't shop on either Black Friday or Cyber Monday this year, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report. Millennials...

Nov 17, 2014, 08:30 ET
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Americans' Top Financial Priority Remains Catching up on Bills

For the third consecutive year, Americans' top financial priority is getting caught up on bills or staying current on living expenses, according to...