budget

October 9, 2015

6 Signs You Have Too Much Debt

Most of us would love to have no debt, and many people make a conscious effort to get to that point. Debt can be suffocating: it can […]
October 8, 2015

Are You Better Off Than the Average American?

Is your net worth higher or lower than people of a similar age? How does your pay compare with others? Do you have more debt than […]
October 2, 2015

Health Insurance Deductibles Outpacing Wage Increases

It may not seem like much – just an extra hundred dollars or so a year.  But the steady upward creep in health insurance deductibles has easily […]
September 29, 2015

The Average American Household’s Income by Age

It’s the great upside-down U. Those in the workforce are familiar with the typical earnings arc in America: You start out at the bottom, work your […]
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 […]