Credit

May 20, 2015

What Goes Into A Credit Score?

Your credit score can make or break you: It can determine whether you’re approved for a loan, can rent an apartment, even whether you’ll be hired […]
May 19, 2015

Time to Declutter Your Finances

Marie Kondo’s best-selling book about de-cluttering, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has prompted people around the world to shed their stuff. The Japanese organizer’s precepts have […]
May 18, 2015

Financial Advice for New Grads

A lot of colleges don’t do a great job educating students about topics that often have real-life implications.  U.S News & World Report offers the following advice […]
May 15, 2015

Parents – Do You Tip Your Waiter Enough?

What parent hasn’t surveyed the aftermath of a dinner out with the kids – the food chunks on the floor, the sugar packets dumped out on […]
May 14, 2015

Mobile Is Bringing Drive-Thru Banking Up to Speed

Drive-up banking seems out of place in today’s high-tech world, conjuring up images of customers tossing driver’s licenses, checks and deposit slips into pneumatic tubes that blast […]
May 13, 2015

Are You Living Beyond Your Means?

Living beyond your means is pretty easy to do these days, especially since we live in a time when buying on credit has become the norm. […]
May 12, 2015

The Student-Loan Problem Is Worse Than We Thought

Student loans are proving to be a much bigger burden on households than previously thought.  Nearly 1 in 3  (31.5%) Americans who now have to pay down […]
May 7, 2015

Housing Costs Eat Up 50% of Some Renters' Income

According to a recent analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community Partners, more than 1 in 4 U.S. renters have to use at least half their […]
May 5, 2015

Homeownership Rate Falls To Lowest Since 1993

The U.S. homeownership rate fell to the lowest level in more than two decades, extending a multi-year decline as rising prices and stagnant wages keep young […]