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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 […]
August 6, 2014

Consumers Spending More, Just Not on Things They Want

Slightly less than half of all Americans (45%) report spending more than they did a year ago, while 18% report spending less. A closer look at […]
July 31, 2014

Giving Credit Too Much Credit?

If you can’t bring yourself to cancel that credit card, you’re not the only one. In a recent survey by research firm Ipsos, 76% of Americans […]
July 29, 2014

Spending More Can Save You Money

It stands to reason that some people might believe that limiting their spending will help them to save money, and in some ways, they’re right. The […]