Money

March 9, 2015

Students Launch 'Debt Strike' Over School Loans

A handful of former students claiming to be “made poor by the business of education” are protesting their student loans by refusing to pay them.  They’re […]
March 6, 2015

Reset Risk Worse than Expected for Underwater HELOCs

Home prices have not recovered enough to protect the states with high concentrations of home equity lines of credit whose rates are scheduled to reset in […]
March 5, 2015

ID Theft Is Down Despite Data Breaches

Despite a series of large-scale data breaches over the past two years, identity theft fell for the second consecutive year in a row in the U.S., […]
March 4, 2015

How Much Did the Typical American Make Last Year?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fourth-quarter earnings survey is out, and the news is generally good. The median American was taking home $41,392 at the end […]
March 3, 2015

The New & Improved Allowance Rules

Long before they even think about their first job, kids get a chance to spend and save money thanks to mom and dad.  But when it […]
March 2, 2015

Americans Could Get a Boost to Their Credit Score

Millions of consumers could be lifted out of subprime status and get better loan terms if credit reports and scores were broadened to consider on-time utility […]
February 27, 2015

The Slacker's Guide to Getting Out of Debt

Want that debt gone with as little effort as possible? Here are some fast and easy tips for paying down your credit card and other debt.  […]
February 26, 2015

New Studies Indicate the Best Way to Reach the Unbanked

More banks should think about how to attract consumers who rely heavily on alternative financial providers like check cashers and payday lenders, two recent studies suggest.  […]
February 25, 2015

San Francisco Leads Nation in Salary Needed to Buy Home

You’ll need to earn more in San Francisco than throughout the rest of the country to afford a median-priced home, according to a quarterly report from […]