August 29, 2014

Labor Day 2014: By the Numbers

Labor Day weekend is considered the symbolic end-of-summer and the start of the back-to-school season.  So how much will Americans spend this weekend? How much will […]
August 27, 2014

Bringing Up Baby: The New Price of Parenting

A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in […]
August 26, 2014

The First-Time Homebuyer Blues

Already beset by stagnant wages, growing student debt and competition from investors who are snapping up listings, those looking to purchase moderately priced houses must also […]
August 23, 2014

Improve Your Credit Score in 5 Minutes Flat

If you are looking to buy a car, rent an apartment or take out a loan, you need to make sure that your credit score is […]
August 22, 2014

Car Buyers Are Struggling to Make Payments

The repo man is getting very busy as a growing number of car and truck owners are struggling to make their monthly auto loan payments. Experian, […]
August 21, 2014

What is $100 Really Worth?

Alright, so people living in rural Tennessee generally don’t have too much to hold over the heads of New Yorkers. But when it comes to how […]
August 19, 2014

Americans Are Flat-Out Broke

Despite improvement in certain areas of the economy, the Great Recession never truly ended for millions of Americans. Households across the nation are still trying to […]
August 15, 2014

The Best (and Worst) States for Car Ownership

The Midwest has one quality that Americans are sure to love: It’s home to some of the least expensive states for drivers. Several Midwestern states ranked […]