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May 6, 2015

Homeownership Out of Reach for 33% of Americans

Home affordability among the least affluent third of Americans has worsened sharply over the past two years, as the housing market has recovered but incomes have […]
May 5, 2015

Homeownership Rate Falls To Lowest Since 1993

The U.S. homeownership rate fell to the lowest level in more than two decades, extending a multi-year decline as rising prices and stagnant wages keep young […]
May 1, 2015

Number of Seriously Underwater Homes Rises

The share of seriously underwater homeowners increased 0.4 percentage points from fourth quarter 2014, and while it is only a slight increase, it marks the first […]
April 30, 2015

6 Myths of "Good" Credit Card Use Debunked

Credit cards can cause problems for those who overcharge and can’t pay their bills on time, but they can also be valuable tools for building credit […]
April 23, 2015

A Good Spring Cleaning … For Your Finances

Spring is here and summer is approaching – it’s not only a great time to spruce up your home and organize your closets, but it’s also […]
April 22, 2015

Falling Behind: Grim Outlook for Student Loans

More borrowers are failing to make payments on their student loans five years after leaving college, painting a grim picture for borrowers, according to the Federal […]
April 21, 2015

Tight Credit Creates Challenge for Former Homeowners

Only about 1 in 4 former homeowners who lost property during the housing crash will soon become buyers again as tight credit keeps many out of […]
April 20, 2015

Warning Signs of Impending Financial Trouble

Have you ever gone into debt just to cover fixed monthly expenses?  Do you dread opening up your credit card bills each month?  These are both […]
April 17, 2015

New Apartment Buildings and Rents Expected to Rise

Renting has gotten increasingly expensive in the past 5 years. The average U.S. rent has climbed 14% to $1,124 since 2010, according to commercial property tracker […]