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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 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 6, 2015

Homeownership Out of Reach for 33% of Americans

Home affordability among the least affluent third of Americans has worsened sharply over the past two years, as the housing market has recovered but incomes have […]
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 […]
May 4, 2015

Survey: Young Customers Prefer Big Banks

The biggest banks still have a reputation problem, but their popularity among the youngest bank customers could be a source of hope – and a worry […]
May 1, 2015

Number of Seriously Underwater Homes Rises

The share of seriously underwater homeowners increased 0.4 percentage points from fourth quarter 2014, and while it is only a slight increase, it marks the first […]
April 30, 2015

6 Myths of "Good" Credit Card Use Debunked

Credit cards can cause problems for those who overcharge and can’t pay their bills on time, but they can also be valuable tools for building credit […]