Government

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 5, 2015

Boost Your Back-to-School Savings With Tax-Free Days

It seemed like just yesterday we were navigating graduation ceremonies but the new school year is just about upon us.  If you’re the parent to little […]
August 4, 2015

Newlyweds Should Prepare for Next Year’s Taxes

Getting married is one of those life events that can throw your financial plan into disarray, but financial planning doesn’t have to be daunting after marriage. […]
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 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 16, 2015

Investors Still Value Relationship With Financial Advisors

Financial advisors got some encouraging news from the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism survey. Despite the recent proliferation of robo-advisors, U.S. investors prefer personal […]
July 15, 2015

Managing Your Money: Decade by Decade

Money can be an intimidating topic, and every life stage brings a new group of complicated decisions to tackle. But if you manage your money strategically, […]
July 13, 2015

3 Types of Students Carry Heaviest Student Loan Debt

With 17% of borrowers behind in their payments or in default on the nation’s $1.2 trillion in college loans, it’s not surprising that student debt is emerging as […]