Money

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 15, 2014

Most of Us Carry Less Than $50 Cash

In yet another sign that cash’s cachet may be waning, a Bankrate survey found that 2 out of 5 consumers carry less than $20 in cash […]
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 11, 2014

2014 Top States for Banking

Is this the best of times or the worst of times for banking? The answer may depend on where you live, according to MoneyRates.com’s 2014 Best […]
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. […]