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September 10, 2015

Consumers Not Optimistic About Housing Market

The first Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index fell 0.5 points to 80.8 in August from where it would have been in July.  This new index […]
September 8, 2015

Fewer Homes in Negative Equity

The U.S. negative equity rate dropped below 15% in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Zillow Negative Equity Report, but nearly 20% of condo-owners […]
September 7, 2015

Labor Day Drivers Will Save $1 Billion This Holiday

Labor Day is historically one of America’s busiest driving holidays, but this year it’s likely to be remembered for being one of the cheapest.  With gas […]
September 4, 2015

Can You Buy A Home Without Perfect Credit?

Buying a home requires having a healthy amount of cash on hand, a solid payment history over at least the past year or two, and a […]
August 28, 2015

The Best and Worst Cities to Retire

After toiling in the workplace for decades, it seems natural to expect financial security in our golden years. But not everyone can look forward to a […]
August 24, 2015

Consumer Credit Remains Healthy

Consumer credit default rates remained stable during the month of July, according to credit bureau Experian, which expected them to continue to remain level – even […]
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. […]