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December 22, 2017

2017 Holiday Tipping Guide: How Much, and to Whom

Between shopping for gifts, wrapping, baking, booking travel, and buying enough groceries to feed all your houseguests, it’s easy to forget about one other holiday-related cost: […]
December 21, 2017

Consumer Optimism Down Before the Holidays

Consumers grew slightly less optimistic headed into the holidays, however optimism still remains at historical highs, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted by the University […]
December 20, 2017

Almost 50% of Renters Pay Too Much

Nearly half of all renter households – almost 21 million – were considered cost-burdened in 2016, according to a new report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. […]
November 17, 2017

Americans Waiting for a Bigger Raise

The government said that average hourly earnings rose 2.4% over the past 12 months.  That’s a slip from the 2.9%increase reported in September. It remains below the 3% to 3.5% range that many […]
November 15, 2017

Are Home Equity Loans Staged for a Comeback?

There has been a hint of optimism for home equity lending among bankers this earnings season, but attitudes remain mixed a decade after the housing market […]
November 10, 2017

Millennials are saving more for retirement

In the race to save for retirement, one group is doing surprisingly well: millennial parents.  That’s according to a new NerdWallet survey, which found that 38% of millennial parents […]
October 31, 2017

Halloween Scares Up Record Sales

This may not be good news for your waistline, but your sweet tooth might appreciate it: Halloween candy sales are crackerjack this year.  Halloween candy sales […]
October 24, 2017

Mortgage Default Rates Begin to Rise

Mortgage defaults in September were slightly higher than in the previous month and are still lower than a year ago but they are closer to matching levels seen […]