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August 21, 2014

What is $100 Really Worth?

Alright, so people living in rural Tennessee generally don’t have too much to hold over the heads of New Yorkers. But when it comes to how […]
August 19, 2014

Americans Are Flat-Out Broke

Despite improvement in certain areas of the economy, the Great Recession never truly ended for millions of Americans. Households across the nation are still trying to […]
August 15, 2014

The Best (and Worst) States for Car Ownership

The Midwest has one quality that Americans are sure to love: It’s home to some of the least expensive states for drivers. Several Midwestern states ranked […]
August 14, 2014

There's an App For That …

How’s your bank balance? Could be better? You’re not alone. Only 1 in 4 Americans surveyed by Bankrate.com in June 2014 said they had an adequate […]
August 13, 2014

Home Price Growth Slowdown a Mixed Trend for Economy

Home-price appreciation is slowing, a welcome trend for potential buyers but a troubling one for homeowners still looking for relief from underwater mortgages. Single-family housing prices […]
August 12, 2014

A Culture of Unaccountability

A recent report issued by the Urban Institute and the Consumer Credit Research Institute titled Delinquent Debt in America (July 2014) made a stunning statement about […]
August 11, 2014

Should You Ever Max Out Your Credit Cards?

We all know that getting into credit card debt is a bad idea. Most cards charge double-digit interest rates, so carrying a balance from month to […]
August 7, 2014

Will Homeownership Levels Decline?

Changing mores among the millennials will delay first-time home purchases and contribute to further declines in the national homeownership rate through 2018, according to Zillow. Most […]