Government

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 […]
January 14, 2015

The Emerging Threats to Banks in 2015

From hacks to leaks to serious data breaches, 2014 proved to be quite a challenging year for banks.  Large security incidents included JPMorgan Chase’s August breach […]
January 13, 2015

Experian Now Offers FICO Credit Scores

Experian, one of the three primary credit bureaus, is now offering FICO scores when consumers sign up for its credit-monitoring products and services.  FICO is the […]