Business

June 23, 2015

29% of Americans Have No Savings

Almost 3 in 10 Americans say they have no emergency savings, according to a survey just released by Bankrate.com.  That’s the highest number since Bankrate began […]
June 22, 2015

Foreclosure Activity Hits 19-Month High

US foreclosure activity reached a 19-month high in May as bank repossessions of homes continued to rise across the country. That doesn’t mean the housing market […]
June 16, 2015

U.S. Households Post Record Net Worth

The net worth of U.S. households and nonprofit organizations – the value of homes, stocks, and other assets minus debts and other liabilities – rose about […]
June 11, 2015

Americans' Housing Optimism Gains Momentum

Consumer attitudes about the housing market showed marked improvement last month, strengthening the case for a lift in housing activity this year, according to results from […]
June 8, 2015

Homebuyers Know the Importance of Credit Scores

According to a recent survey from Experian Consumer Services, 95% of homebuyers are aware that credit scores play a significant role when purchasing a home, and those who know […]
June 5, 2015

Class of 2015 Carries the Most Student Debt in U.S. History

The class of 2015 is reaching new heights, though perhaps not the way it had hoped.  College graduates this year are leaving school as the most […]
June 4, 2015

Retirement Confidence Rises Slightly

In yesterday’s blog post, we discussed ways to ensure that you’ll have enough during your Golden Years.  Today, we focus on retirement confidence.  Slightly more than half, […]
June 3, 2015

Will You Run Out of Money in Retirement?

It happens so often, you may not even notice it anymore – that flutter of anxiety you feel in the pit of your stomach whenever someone […]
June 2, 2015

New Tools To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

After the rash of retailer data breaches in recent years, you may be tempted to stash your credit cards under your mattress and just pay cash. But even […]