Finance

August 19, 2014

Americans Are Flat-Out Broke

Despite improvement in certain areas of the economy, the Great Recession never truly ended for millions of Americans. Households across the nation are still trying to […]
August 15, 2014

The Best (and Worst) States for Car Ownership

The Midwest has one quality that Americans are sure to love: It’s home to some of the least expensive states for drivers. Several Midwestern states ranked […]
August 14, 2014

There's an App For That …

How’s your bank balance? Could be better? You’re not alone. Only 1 in 4 Americans surveyed by Bankrate.com in June 2014 said they had an adequate […]
August 13, 2014

Home Price Growth Slowdown a Mixed Trend for Economy

Home-price appreciation is slowing, a welcome trend for potential buyers but a troubling one for homeowners still looking for relief from underwater mortgages. Single-family housing prices […]
August 12, 2014

A Culture of Unaccountability

A recent report issued by the Urban Institute and the Consumer Credit Research Institute titled Delinquent Debt in America (July 2014) made a stunning statement about […]
August 11, 2014

Should You Ever Max Out Your Credit Cards?

We all know that getting into credit card debt is a bad idea. Most cards charge double-digit interest rates, so carrying a balance from month to […]
August 7, 2014

Will Homeownership Levels Decline?

Changing mores among the millennials will delay first-time home purchases and contribute to further declines in the national homeownership rate through 2018, according to Zillow. Most […]
August 6, 2014

Consumers Spending More, Just Not on Things They Want

Slightly less than half of all Americans (45%) report spending more than they did a year ago, while 18% report spending less. A closer look at […]
August 1, 2014

35% of Americans Reported to Debt Collections

More than 35% of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released by the Urban Institute. […]