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September 2, 2014

Back to School Spending on the Rise

Let the games begin. The back-t0-school shopping season is upon us – which means one thing is certain: The kickoff to the winter holidays, retailers’ make-or-break […]
August 27, 2014

Bringing Up Baby: The New Price of Parenting

A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in […]
August 23, 2014

Improve Your Credit Score in 5 Minutes Flat

If you are looking to buy a car, rent an apartment or take out a loan, you need to make sure that your credit score is […]
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 […]