Economy

July 10, 2015

The Staggering Costs of Student Loan Debt

The numbers are staggering: more than $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, 40 million borrowers, an average balance of $29,000.  It’s not hard to find […]
July 9, 2015

5 Credit Card Mishaps That Can Be Remedied

Few credit card users (if any) get through life without making a financial misstep or two when using plastic. Even something that seems like an innocent […]
July 8, 2015

9 Myths About College and Student Loans

Student loans can turn a blessing – a good education – into a burden.  Financial planners have seen many families struggle to repay educational debts while […]
July 7, 2015

Are You at Risk of Identity Theft?

In the past year, have you bought a house, sold a house, gotten married, gotten divorced, had a child, become pregnant, lost your job, or gotten […]
July 6, 2015

Underwater Homes Decrease by 20%

A new analysis from CoreLogic found that 254,000 homes regained equity in the first quarter, meaning there are now 44.9 million mortgaged properties (representing 90% of […]
July 3, 2015

Fantastic Fourth Facts

Independence Day is upon us and this 4th of July, be sure to enjoy the fireworks and learn some fun facts about our great country, its […]
July 2, 2015

Cities That Have Done the Best (and Worst) Post-Recession

This month marks six years since the end of the U.S. recession. In those six years, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has climbed more than 200 percent […]
July 1, 2015

Will 2.2M 'Boomerang' Borrowers Boost Housing?

A flood of ex-homeowners may be ready to re-enter the mortgage market over the next 5 years, according to a TransUnion report.  Based on an analysis of […]
June 30, 2015

90% Of Student Loan Borrowers Denied Co-Signer Release

Private student loan lenders rejected nine out of 10 co-signers who applied for a co-signer release from the loans, a service the lenders and servicers often […]