Employment

October 20, 2015

Late Payments on Home Equity Loans Hit Post-Crisis Low

U.S. homeowners continue to take advantage of rising house prices to dig themselves out of the hole created by the Great Recession.  In the second quarter, […]
October 19, 2015

Banks Plan to Spend More on Tech in 2016

Driven by the need to secure computer systems, develop analytic capabilities and enhance customer-facing platforms, most banks are planning substantial increases in spending across a wide […]
October 13, 2015

What to Buy in October

By shopping standards, October is that odd month sitting smack in the middle of the back-to-school frenzy and the holiday shopping extravaganza. But cost-conscious shoppers need […]
October 9, 2015

6 Signs You Have Too Much Debt

Most of us would love to have no debt, and many people make a conscious effort to get to that point. Debt can be suffocating: it can […]
October 8, 2015

Are You Better Off Than the Average American?

Is your net worth higher or lower than people of a similar age? How does your pay compare with others? Do you have more debt than […]
October 5, 2015

Sub-prime Mortgages Continue to Climb

Mortgage originations to those with subprime credit scores continued to climb steadily over the first 5 months of 2015, according to data from the latest Equifax […]
October 2, 2015

Health Insurance Deductibles Outpacing Wage Increases

It may not seem like much – just an extra hundred dollars or so a year.  But the steady upward creep in health insurance deductibles has easily […]
September 29, 2015

The Average American Household’s Income by Age

It’s the great upside-down U. Those in the workforce are familiar with the typical earnings arc in America: You start out at the bottom, work your […]
September 28, 2015

Fed Can’t Solve Housing Puzzle Alone

“There has never been a better time to buy a home.”  That phrase, or variations on it, can be found in thousands of advertisements from real-estate agents and home […]