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June 18, 2015

Private Student-Loan Delinquencies are Declining

The Consumer Bankers Association praised banks’ discipline on managing credit quality for student loans after a report showed a drop in delinquencies.  Both early- and late-stage […]
June 17, 2015

Underwater Homeowners Still Drowning in Mortgage Debt

A decade after U.S. home sales peaked, 15.4% of owners in the first quarter owed more on their mortgages than their properties were worth, according to […]
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 9, 2015

Should You Close Your Credit Card Account?

If you’re no longer using a particular credit card, there are financial benefits to keeping it open – as long as it’s free. But if it’s […]
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 […]
June 2, 2015

New Tools To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

After the rash of retailer data breaches in recent years, you may be tempted to stash your credit cards under your mattress and just pay cash. But even […]