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December 29, 2015

5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Finances

Thanksgiving quickly flew by, Christmas was here and gone, and the next holiday is right around the corner: New Year’s. We typically spend this time contemplating […]
December 23, 2015

Consumers Buying Less Expensive Gifts This Year

Cheap is the new chic for holiday gifts.  More holiday shoppers are expected to change their attitude about gift giving this holiday season – in the […]
December 14, 2015

What is Your City's Holiday Budget?

Besides good cheer, holidays can also bring seasonal stress – a primary source of which is our addiction to blowing money. According to the National Retail […]
December 10, 2015

Student Debt Impacts Home Ownership

A new report based on research from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies indicates student loans has a potentially strong impact on consumers seeking to move […]
November 27, 2015

Items to Avoid on Black Friday 2015

Black Friday has become synonymous in our minds with great deals. Often, the deals are impressive as businesses compete for shoppers’ attention and dollars. But there’s […]
November 20, 2015

Can Churches and Nonprofits Boost Homeownership?

As part of a broader effort to attract more potential borrowers to its 3% down payment home loan product, the government-sponsored Freddie Mac is reaching out […]
November 13, 2015

The 10 Commandments of Personal Finance

Personal finance is all about how you handle money. It’s about earning, saving, investing and spending. Over time, we learn certain “best practices” when it comes to […]
November 6, 2015

The Staggering Cost of Child Care

When companies don’t offer paid leave (and even when they do), most new parents are left to decide between going back to work and paying for […]
November 3, 2015

What to Buy in November

To buy or not to buy in November? That’s the big question as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks off. Seemingly everything is on […]