Real Estate

November 20, 2014

Bank Branches are Fading Away

Bank branch closures are heading for a record year as the industry trims down and services get increasingly electronic.  Institutions have shut 2,599 branches in 2014 […]
November 19, 2014

On the Up and Up: Credit Scores are Rising

The average U.S. consumer credit score increased 2 points from 2013, according to Experian’s Fifth Annual State of Credit study. Americans have an average 666 VantageScore […]
November 14, 2014

Debt Collectors Might Be Calling Your Nana

Gripes about debt collectors are the most common complaint filed by older Americans, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  Collection gripes are roughly 1 […]
November 13, 2014

The Rebirth of Big Banks

It’s been nearly six years since the bankruptcy of financial giant Lehman Brothers, an event that triggered a chain reaction of Chapter 11 filings from some […]
October 27, 2014

Middle Class Squeeze: 7 Things That Are No Longer Affordable

During debates and speeches, politicians often bring up the financial burden that’s placed on the middle class. So who, exactly is the “middle class?”  In its […]
October 23, 2014

What's in Your (Consumer Loan) Wallet?

A new TransUnion study found that the consumer loan wallet – the composition of loans that people typically carry – has materially changed for both the youngest and […]
October 10, 2014

Who Inherits Your Debt When You Die?

Most of us would love to be able to leave a nice inheritance to our spouse, kids, grandkids or other loved ones. However, many baby boomers […]
September 29, 2014

Most Non-Traditional Families Don't Seek Financial Advice

Modern American families are experiencing financial pressures, yet relatively few seek professional assistance that could help relieve the stress, according to a new study. This presents […]