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November 6, 2015

The Staggering Cost of Child Care

When companies don’t offer paid leave (and even when they do), most new parents are left to decide between going back to work and paying for […]
November 5, 2015

Sharp Decline For Consumer Loan Delinquencies

Consumer loan delinquencies fell sharply in the second quarter ended June 30, thanks to large drops in home loan-related delinquencies, according to the American Bankers Association.  Delinquencies […]
November 3, 2015

What to Buy in November

To buy or not to buy in November? That’s the big question as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks off. Seemingly everything is on […]
November 2, 2015

Debt Collectors to Chase Down Unpaid Lunch Money

In Minnesota, Anoka-Hennepin School District officials plan to hire a collection agency to pursue approximately $160,000 in unpaid breakfast and lunch money.  Families owing more than […]
October 30, 2015

By the Numbers: Halloween 2015

Halloween is right around the corner, and while you frantically look for a costume or the perfect party (it falls on a Saturday this year, so […]
October 29, 2015

Vacant ‘Zombie’ Foreclosures Down 43%

RealtyTrac released its Q3 2015 U.S. Zombie Foreclosure and Vacant Property Report, which shows 20,050 residential properties in the foreclosure process – but not yet repossessed […]
October 23, 2015

The Most Expensive Place to Raise a Family

The amount that a 2-parent, 2-child family needs just to pay the bills (but not have money left over for savings) ranges from about $50,000 to more […]
October 21, 2015

Nationwide Report Finds Housing Stable

Despite a slowdown of home sales nationally in August, the U.S. housing market continues to look bright, according to Nationwide’s quarterly Health of Housing Markets Report. […]