May 30, 2013

How America Spends Money on Food

Thirty years ago, the average household spent about 17% of its income on food. Today it spends about 11%. It’s a global trend: Food is getting […]
May 28, 2013

Study: Higher Levels of Homeownership Can Kill Jobs

Homeownership is a vaunted cornerstone of the American Dream. It’s viewed as providing a path to financial security and the good life. And it’s often posed […]
May 24, 2013

How Fast Should You Cut Your Debt?

Unfortunately, there is no quick fix to eliminate debt. Not only does it take patience, time and diligence, but also a clear understanding of why we […]
May 21, 2013

Just How Useful Are "Free" Credit Scores?

Credit scores were long something that lenders got to see and consumers only found out about later. Now, pretty much anyone can take a look at […]
May 14, 2013

Cyber Attacks Continue to Overpower Banks

Since September, at least 13 of the nation’s biggest banks have experienced cyber attacks, rendering their online and mobile banking inoperable – with several institutions being […]
May 10, 2013

Americans Are Secretive About Their Financial Woes

One of the reasons financial literacy is so abysmally low among Americans is simply the fact that the subject itself is somewhat of a taboo.  Parents […]
May 7, 2013

Don't Overlook Your Biggest Investment

We often hear that the biggest investment we will ever make is buying a home. It’s an emotional experience that involves a lot of time and […]
May 2, 2013

Characteristics of Debt-Free People

The good news: The percentage of U.S. households holding some form of debt declined from 74% to 69% between 2000 and 2011, according to the U.S. […]