Recession

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 […]
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 16, 2015

Presidents Day Fun Facts

Today we celebrate Presidents Day, the federal holiday reserved for honoring the leading men of our country. It’s officially “Washington’s Birthday” (although George was actually born […]
February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015: By the Numbers

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and that’s great news for restaurants and stores: Americans are happy to drop some serious cash on the holiday. […]
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 […]