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July 2, 2015

Cities That Have Done the Best (and Worst) Post-Recession

This month marks six years since the end of the U.S. recession. In those six years, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has climbed more than 200 percent […]
June 29, 2015

Are You Invisible to Creditors?

Are you a “credit invisible?” The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau defines credit invisibles as those adults whose credit histories are so limited that they don’t have […]
June 25, 2015

Most Consumers Still Intimidated By Home Buying Process

Today, fewer consumers believe that it is difficult to get a mortgage compared with last year. However, the majority of respondents to an Ipsos and Wells […]
June 23, 2015

29% of Americans Have No Savings

Almost 3 in 10 Americans say they have no emergency savings, according to a survey just released by Bankrate.com.  That’s the highest number since Bankrate began […]
June 22, 2015

Foreclosure Activity Hits 19-Month High

US foreclosure activity reached a 19-month high in May as bank repossessions of homes continued to rise across the country. That doesn’t mean the housing market […]
June 19, 2015

Will Kids Raised During Recession Have a Fear of Credit?

It’s not very surprising that clients of Young Americans Bank, which focuses on kids and college-age adults, are afraid of credit. But the worry is that […]
June 17, 2015

Underwater Homeowners Still Drowning in Mortgage Debt

A decade after U.S. home sales peaked, 15.4% of owners in the first quarter owed more on their mortgages than their properties were worth, according to […]
June 15, 2015

Renting a Home Outweighs Buying in Some Cities

The latest national housing market index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University indicates it is becoming more favorable for renters than buyers in […]
June 12, 2015

What to Buy This Month: June

If you’re thinking about what to buy in June, take comfort in knowing that the warm weather, wedding season, and hurricane season all bring discounts this […]