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July 10, 2015

The Staggering Costs of Student Loan Debt

The numbers are staggering: more than $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, 40 million borrowers, an average balance of $29,000.  It’s not hard to find […]
June 19, 2015

Will Kids Raised During Recession Have a Fear of Credit?

It’s not very surprising that clients of Young Americans Bank, which focuses on kids and college-age adults, are afraid of credit. But the worry is that […]
June 16, 2015

U.S. Households Post Record Net Worth

The net worth of U.S. households and nonprofit organizations – the value of homes, stocks, and other assets minus debts and other liabilities – rose about […]
June 12, 2015

What to Buy This Month: June

If you’re thinking about what to buy in June, take comfort in knowing that the warm weather, wedding season, and hurricane season all bring discounts this […]
June 11, 2015

Americans' Housing Optimism Gains Momentum

Consumer attitudes about the housing market showed marked improvement last month, strengthening the case for a lift in housing activity this year, according to results from […]
June 8, 2015

Homebuyers Know the Importance of Credit Scores

According to a recent survey from Experian Consumer Services, 95% of homebuyers are aware that credit scores play a significant role when purchasing a home, and those who know […]
June 4, 2015

Retirement Confidence Rises Slightly

In yesterday’s blog post, we discussed ways to ensure that you’ll have enough during your Golden Years.  Today, we focus on retirement confidence.  Slightly more than half, […]
June 3, 2015

Will You Run Out of Money in Retirement?

It happens so often, you may not even notice it anymore – that flutter of anxiety you feel in the pit of your stomach whenever someone […]