Real Estate

October 8, 2015

Are You Better Off Than the Average American?

Is your net worth higher or lower than people of a similar age? How does your pay compare with others? Do you have more debt than […]
October 5, 2015

Sub-prime Mortgages Continue to Climb

Mortgage originations to those with subprime credit scores continued to climb steadily over the first 5 months of 2015, according to data from the latest Equifax […]
September 29, 2015

The Average American Household’s Income by Age

It’s the great upside-down U. Those in the workforce are familiar with the typical earnings arc in America: You start out at the bottom, work your […]
September 28, 2015

Fed Can’t Solve Housing Puzzle Alone

“There has never been a better time to buy a home.”  That phrase, or variations on it, can be found in thousands of advertisements from real-estate agents and home […]
September 23, 2015

The Reason(s) Borrowers Can't Pay Their Mortgage

Loan performance has improved since the housing crisis. But credit challenges persist, while higher housing costs combined with a plateau in wages have put increased strain […]
September 18, 2015

5 Money Apps to Teach Financial Literacy to Children

While educators and parents often resort to games of yore, today’s modern phone apps and electronic games can provide a much more engaging educational opportunity, especially when it […]
September 17, 2015

Commercial Credit Is the New Mortgage Credit

In the wake of an unprecedented U.S. housing bust that evolved into a global financial crisis, the business of bundling home loans that aren’t backed by […]
September 16, 2015

What is the Cost of a "Modest" Lifestyle?

Most people are perfectly content taking the Goldilocks approach to lifestyle – not so frugal that your family is uncomfortable, and not so extravagant that you […]
September 14, 2015

Are We Heading Toward Another U.S. Recession?

Some advice for President Barack Obama’s successor: bring a plan to fight the next recession.  That’s one conclusion drawn from a survey of economists, where the […]