Government

February 23, 2015

U.S. Banks Supposedly Unscathed by $1B Cyber Heist

No American banks were affected by a worldwide cyber ring that reportedly stole up to $1 billion from banks in 30 countries, U.S. officials and banking […]
February 16, 2015

Presidents Day Fun Facts

Today we celebrate Presidents Day, the federal holiday reserved for honoring the leading men of our country. It’s officially “Washington’s Birthday” (although George was actually born […]
February 12, 2015

What's the Rush? Don't File Your Taxes Too Early

If the IRS owes you a refund, you want to file your taxes immediately, right? Not really. In fact, resist the temptation to file until you’re […]
February 11, 2015

The Dirty Dozen: 2015 Tax Scams

Aggressive phone calls top the Internal Revenue Service’s list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams in 2015. The government is warning taxpayers to be aware — the […]
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 […]