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July 22, 2014

4 Ways to Ruin Your Retirement Plan

Yesterday, we ran an article discussing the importance of retirement plans and the importance of saving enough.  Saving for retirement is a journey that can easily […]
July 21, 2014

Nest Egg News: The Good and the Bad

We’ll give you the good news first: The average worker’s 401(k) balance reached record highs in 2013. The rub? At least half of American employees still […]
July 18, 2014

"Normal" Housing Levels Still a Ways Off

Consumer confidence in the housing market has trended upward significantly during the recovery but continues to be less than needed to return to “normal” housing levels, […]
July 17, 2014

The Perfect Salary for Happiness?

Money can only buy happiness up to a point. But just how much you need to get to that threshold really depends on where you live, […]
July 16, 2014

Why is the Housing Recovery So Slow?

From tight credit conditions to empty nesters, there is a litany of problems weighing on the housing market, as summarized in the minutes of last month’s […]
July 14, 2014

Homeowners With HAMP Loan Mods May Face Rate Increase

At-risk homeowners who took advantage of the federal government’s emergency plan to help them stave off foreclosure during the housing crisis have a new problem: looming […]
July 10, 2014

What Does it Cost to Live the American Dream?

No idea is more central to Americans’ outlook than the American dream – the belief that with hard work and the freedom to pursue your destiny […]
July 9, 2014

The Rise of the Stay-At-Home Parent

The number of parents who are staying at home with their children is on the rise, and it isn’t just an increase in stay-at-home moms, either. […]