Real Estate

February 24, 2015

Lenders Step Up Loans to Subprime Borrowers

Loans to consumers with low credit scores have reached the highest level since the start of the financial crisis, driven by a boom in car lending […]
February 19, 2015

Americans Borrowing More, Delinquencies Climb

Household debt – including mortgages, credit cards, auto loans and student loans – rose $117 billion from October to December to $11.8 trillion, according to the […]
February 18, 2015

Worth a Second Glance? It Pays to Double-Check

Remember the last time you picked up fast food, and that nice teenager overcharged you for two adult meals instead of the two kids’ meals you […]
February 17, 2015

Time for a Change? 15 Tips for 2015

We’re 48 days into 2015.  How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?  It’s still not too late to get started.  A new calendar year […]
February 12, 2015

What's the Rush? Don't File Your Taxes Too Early

If the IRS owes you a refund, you want to file your taxes immediately, right? Not really. In fact, resist the temptation to file until you’re […]
February 10, 2015

Our Depressing Student Debt Problem

There’s “a clear positive correlation between a state’s student debt growth and the rate at which its 25 year-olds live with their parents,” according to a […]
February 9, 2015

What a Waste: You're Spending Too Much

No matter how tight our budgets or how stringent we think we are with our spending, it can seem like our money just evaporates. Instead of cutting […]
February 6, 2015

Will Sub-Prime Mortgages Make a Comeback?

The widespread return of the sub-prime mortgage business will be the big event for the mortgage industry in 2015.  This may seem like one of the […]
February 2, 2015

Homeownership Falls to Lowest Rate in 20 Years

The U.S. homeownership fell to its lowest level in 20 years at the end of 2014 – levels last seen when national leaders embarked on a […]