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August 19, 2014

Americans Are Flat-Out Broke

Despite improvement in certain areas of the economy, the Great Recession never truly ended for millions of Americans. Households across the nation are still trying to […]
August 15, 2014

The Best (and Worst) States for Car Ownership

The Midwest has one quality that Americans are sure to love: It’s home to some of the least expensive states for drivers. Several Midwestern states ranked […]
August 13, 2014

Home Price Growth Slowdown a Mixed Trend for Economy

Home-price appreciation is slowing, a welcome trend for potential buyers but a troubling one for homeowners still looking for relief from underwater mortgages. Single-family housing prices […]
August 7, 2014

Will Homeownership Levels Decline?

Changing mores among the millennials will delay first-time home purchases and contribute to further declines in the national homeownership rate through 2018, according to Zillow. Most […]
August 6, 2014

Consumers Spending More, Just Not on Things They Want

Slightly less than half of all Americans (45%) report spending more than they did a year ago, while 18% report spending less. A closer look at […]
July 31, 2014

Giving Credit Too Much Credit?

If you can’t bring yourself to cancel that credit card, you’re not the only one. In a recent survey by research firm Ipsos, 76% of Americans […]
July 30, 2014

Another Real Estate Bubble?

With mounting indicators clearly showing that the so-called housing recovery was just an illusion, and many housing industry pundits who formerly touted the validity of said […]
July 28, 2014

What Salary is Equated with Success?

Last week in a blog post, we learned the Perfect Salary for Happiness.  What makes you feel successful? Maybe it’s getting promoted or accomplishing a difficult […]
July 25, 2014

Double-Whammy Coming to Housing Market Next Year

Interest rate resets on many home loan modifications and home equity lines of credit seem to be on a collision course that may create a hardship […]