Retirement

May 15, 2018

Has America’s Debt Load Reached a Tipping Point?

Americans are having more trouble paying their bills these days. Consumer debt experts say this is a red flag that could foreshadow a more widespread economic […]
April 26, 2018

Rising Rates Sound Alarm for Debt-Laden Consumers

Americans have a history of loading up on debt in good times, then paying dearly when the bills come due. Adding to the pain: A booming […]
April 23, 2018

Rising Home Prices Push Borrowers Deeper Into Debt

More Americans are stretching to buy homes, the latest sign that rising prices are making homeownership more difficult for potential buyers.  Roughly 1 in 5 conventional […]
April 11, 2018

Multigenerational households Hit All-Time High

The share of Americans living in multigenerational households (homes with two or more adult generations) hit an all-time high in 2016, according to a new Pew […]
March 23, 2018

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy?

An analysis published in Nature Human Behavior used data from the Gallup World Poll to put a price on optimal emotional well-being.  The amount?  Between $60,000 […]
March 21, 2018

Auto Finance Delinquencies Level Off; Volume Up

Serious auto finance delinquencies (60 days or more past due) “plateaued” in the fourth quarter, remaining relatively flat at 1.43% as compared with the prior-year quarter, […]
February 2, 2018

Buying a Home is Low Priority for Debt-Ridden

Credit score damage is a chief regret among consumers, but among financial goals it impedes, buying a home lies further down the food chain than other […]
February 1, 2018

Consumer Spending Rises but Savings Plummet

U.S. consumer spending rose solidly in December as demand for goods and services increased, but the increase came at the expense of savings, which dropped to […]
January 3, 2018

Hurricanes Weigh on Consumer Confidence

Americans became less confident in the economy after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma swept across Florida and South Texas, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted […]