Employment

August 11, 2015

A New First: Americans Spend More on Eating Out Than Groceries

Pass the menu, hold the shopping cart.  Grocery stores are finding it harder to make headway with shoppers as a surge in spending at restaurants over the past […]
August 7, 2015

Younger Generations Prefer Walking, Attached Housing

Millennials prefer walking over driving by a wider margin than any other generation, a poll conducted by the National Association of Realtors and the Transportation Research […]
August 6, 2015

Home Ownership at Lowest Level in Almost 50 Years

The U.S. homeownership rate fell to 63.4% in the second quarter of 2015, according to the U.S. Census. That is down from 63.7% in the first […]
August 3, 2015

Retirement 101: IRA vs. 401K

So you’re planning for retirement – and feeling unsure about which product is the best vehicle to get you there. These days, few people have access to “defined […]
July 30, 2015

Bad Money Moves from the Last Decade

The 2000s gave us the iPod, Beyonce’s solo career, the dawn of American Idol, and the first Toyota Prius.  But the 2000s also brought us the housing […]
July 29, 2015

Boomers Compete With Millennials for Rentals

The number of renters who are 65 or older will reach 12.2 million by 2030, more than double the level in 2010, according to research by the […]
July 27, 2015

6 Expenses Everyone Should Plan For

Prioritizing an emergency fund (savings for 3 to 6 months of expenses) is paramount to being an independent adult. You heard it here first: Saving for […]
July 23, 2015

Foreclosures Dip Below Pre-Crisis Levels

Foreclosure volume was down 3% for the first 6 months of 2015 compared with the same time span last year, a new report from RealtyTrac found.  […]
July 22, 2015

Buying is Still Cheaper than Renting in Major Counties

Payments on a mortgage used to purchase a 3-bedroom home were more affordable than paying rent on a similar home in 66% of the counties recently […]