Government

June 16, 2014

Deja Vu: Student Loan Problems Mimic Mortgage Defaults

Student loans, along with mortgages and car loans, have become one of the three largest sources of credit, exceeding credit-card debt. This growth in student debt […]
June 13, 2014

Planning for the Unplanned Moments

Good, bad or indifferent, life happens. Sometimes, it’s expensive and comes out of the blue. Whether it’s plunking down money you don’t have for a new […]
June 11, 2014

The "American Dream" is Dying

More than half of Americans think the so-called American Dream is dying. According to a new poll conducted by ORC International for CNNMoney, 59% of the […]
June 9, 2014

N.J. Residents To Spend "Golden Years" Elsewhere?

An unaffordable cost of living and high taxes are the reason more than half of New Jersey’s working adults polled recently by Fairleigh Dickinson University say […]
June 6, 2014

Americans Still Struggling to Cover Housing Costs

Economists and housing experts maintain that the housing crisis is long over, but many Americans beg to differ. In a survey of housing attitudes conducted by […]
June 5, 2014

New Jersey Tops Nation in Foreclosures

The percentage of New Jersey homes in foreclosure rose during the first quarter, sending the state past Florida with the highest share of mortgages in foreclosure […]
June 4, 2014

The 10 Most Common Student Loan Mistakes

Student loans are complicated. And, unfortunately, most freshly-minted freshmen sign those promissory notes without having a clue about student loans (let alone know what a promissory […]
June 3, 2014

The Class of 2014 Just Made History … Not in a Good Way

Congratulations, class of 2014! Not for graduating – but for earning one of the more dubious distinctions in recent memory: You’ve officially been named “the most […]
May 30, 2014

Why Aren't Americans Buying Homes?

Activity in the U.S. housing market has slowed to a level that even Fed chair Janet Yellen has said she’s concerned about the recovery. This comes […]