The top spots to shop for the winter vacation home of your dreams

House in Breckenridge, Colorado. Michael Robinson | Corbis Documentary | Getty Images Since the Covid pandemic began nearly two years ago, weary Americans eager to have fun, but still be safe have realigned their travel habits to fit the new normal. Domestic trips, national park visits, vacation home rentals and sales have surged amid privacy … Read more

How HIFO accounting reduces IRS bill

Bitcoin is down about 36% from its all-time high in November, but the drop has a good side, thanks to the evasiveness of tax law that helps crypto holders protect their earnings from the IRS. The IRS treats cryptocurrencies like property, which means that any time you spend, exchange or sell your tokens, you register … Read more

Bad news for home buyers: Mortgage rates have soared to their highest levels since March 2020

Interest rates are rising in the wake of data showing a worrying inflation outlook – and homebuyers are willing to pay the price. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.45% for the week ending January 13, up nearly a quarter of a percentage point from the previous week, Freddie Mac FMCC, -0.75% reported on Thursday. It’s … Read more

Student-Loan Processor Navient to Cancel $1.7 Billion of Debts

A former unit of student loan giant Sallie Mae said it would cancel $1.7 billion in private student debt for 66,000 borrowers to settle claims it engaged in deceptive lending practices. Navient corp. Navi 0.37% He agreed to the amount in a settlement with 40 state attorneys general. The loans are private loans, so losses … Read more