Government

February 10, 2015

Our Depressing Student Debt Problem

There’s “a clear positive correlation between a state’s student debt growth and the rate at which its 25 year-olds live with their parents,” according to a […]
February 6, 2015

Will Sub-Prime Mortgages Make a Comeback?

The widespread return of the sub-prime mortgage business will be the big event for the mortgage industry in 2015.  This may seem like one of the […]
February 5, 2015

Gas Prices to Rise in February

After a record 123 days of falling gasoline prices, the cost of a gallon began inching back up last week, and it is expected to continue. […]
February 2, 2015

Homeownership Falls to Lowest Rate in 20 Years

The U.S. homeownership fell to its lowest level in 20 years at the end of 2014 – levels last seen when national leaders embarked on a […]
January 28, 2015

What Does the Top 1% Make in Each State?

As the economy recovers, some people are reaping the benefits more than others.  The top 1% of earners are amassing a disproportionate share of the income growth in […]
January 23, 2015

How Much Will You Spend on Interest in Your Lifetime?

The average American consumer will pay nearly $280,000 in interest over their lifetime, a figure that varies dramatically from state to state based on credit scores […]
January 20, 2015

"Credit Invisibles" on the Rise

A credit score is an essential first step in accessing things like credit cards or financing for a car or a home.  However, some Americans are […]
January 19, 2015

For Better of For Worse? Marriage and Taxes

The day you walked down the aisle, you dreamed about all the things that come with happily ever after – from moonlit walks on the beach […]
January 15, 2015

Why Did My Credit Score Drop?

Being late on one bill can’t hurt your credit score that much, right? Wrong! Not only can a single, small late payment slice 100 points off […]