mortgage interest deduction

Congress eyes limit to mortgage interest deduction

Nov 27, 2012
As Congress tries to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, lawmakers are considering a cap on the mortgage interest deduction.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, mortgage interest deduction

Whither the mortgage interest tax deduction?

Nov 16, 2012
Tweaks to homeowner deduction -- seen as cornerstone of American Dream -- could be part of 'cliff' deal.
Posted In: Housing, mortgage interest deduction, fiscal cliff

Focusing on debt, but which one

Dec 6, 2011
My husband and I have extra money each month, a healthy emergency savings account, and we save for retirement through our work plans. (I should point out we are in our 20s.) We recently bought a home and now have a mortgage of $130,000 at 4 percent interest. We also have approximately $80,000 in student loan debt for our graduate degrees at 6.8 percent interest. With our extra spending money each month, should we tackle the student loan debt first? Pay down the mortgage? Both? Or some other option? Carolyn, Duluth, MN
Posted In: student loans, mortgage interest deduction, Savings

MID-DAY UPDATE: Ireland, quantitative easing and mortgage interest deductions

Nov 12, 2010
The Federal Reserve plans to invest $600 billion buying U.S. and corporate debt -- learn why Republicans worry that the Fed may be a wee-bit too...
Posted In: Dave Camp, deficit-cutting, Federal Reserve, G20, Ireland, mid-day update, mortgage interest deduction, National Museum of American Jewish History, New York, quantitative easing