This week’s money news

This week’s top story:  September mortgage rates forecast. In other news: Striking writer, 7 balance transfer credit card mistakes, and how to avoid them, and stock market outlook: September 2023.

September Mortgage Rates Forecast: Not Yet at the Top
Mortgage rates might rise in September, for the fifth month in a row, because of uncertainty about what the Federal Reserve will do in coming months.

Striking Writer: ‘This Fight Is a Fight That Is Deep’
A late night TV writer spells out what’s at stake in the ongoing WGA strike.

7 Balance Transfer Credit Card Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them
Balance transfer credit cards can be helpful tools for zapping debt, but they aren’t a cure-all and require you to avoid certain pitfalls.

Stock Market Outlook: September 2023
Student loan payments restart in October. Also, new weight-loss drugs could boost some stocks.