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September 28, 2015

Fed Can’t Solve Housing Puzzle Alone

“There has never been a better time to buy a home.”  That phrase, or variations on it, can be found in thousands of advertisements from real-estate agents and home […]
September 25, 2015

A Tipping Guide for All Situations

Tipping is an issue that brings out all sorts of passionate opinions and questions.  Who should you tip? How much should you tip? When is it […]
September 23, 2015

The Reason(s) Borrowers Can't Pay Their Mortgage

Loan performance has improved since the housing crisis. But credit challenges persist, while higher housing costs combined with a plateau in wages have put increased strain […]
September 22, 2015

Do You Make These 5 Money Mistakes With Your Kids?

Personal finance expert and author of the forthcoming book “Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not),” Beth Kobliner discovered that many parents have […]
September 18, 2015

5 Money Apps to Teach Financial Literacy to Children

While educators and parents often resort to games of yore, today’s modern phone apps and electronic games can provide a much more engaging educational opportunity, especially when it […]
September 16, 2015

What is the Cost of a "Modest" Lifestyle?

Most people are perfectly content taking the Goldilocks approach to lifestyle – not so frugal that your family is uncomfortable, and not so extravagant that you […]
September 10, 2015

Consumers Not Optimistic About Housing Market

The first Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index fell 0.5 points to 80.8 in August from where it would have been in July.  This new index […]
September 9, 2015

What to Buy in September

Put big-ticket items on your list of things to buy in September. With the first cool winds of fall come sales on major consumer products. Retailers […]
September 7, 2015

Labor Day Drivers Will Save $1 Billion This Holiday

Labor Day is historically one of America’s busiest driving holidays, but this year it’s likely to be remembered for being one of the cheapest.  With gas […]