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August 26, 2014

The First-Time Homebuyer Blues

Already beset by stagnant wages, growing student debt and competition from investors who are snapping up listings, those looking to purchase moderately priced houses must also […]
August 23, 2014

Improve Your Credit Score in 5 Minutes Flat

If you are looking to buy a car, rent an apartment or take out a loan, you need to make sure that your credit score is […]
August 21, 2014

What is $100 Really Worth?

Alright, so people living in rural Tennessee generally don’t have too much to hold over the heads of New Yorkers. But when it comes to how […]
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 […]