Student Loans

September 3, 2014

Back to School: Money-Saving Tips

Do you have to spend $669 to send your kids back to school? In our post yesterday, we learned that the National Retail Federation reports that […]
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 26, 2014

The First-Time Homebuyer Blues

Already beset by stagnant wages, growing student debt and competition from investors who are snapping up listings, those looking to purchase moderately priced houses must also […]
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 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 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 24, 2014

7 Things You Might Not Know About Student Loans

Did you know that 60% of graduates from the class of 2011-12 entered the real world with student-loan debt – having borrowed $26,500, on average?  That’s […]
July 16, 2014

Why is the Housing Recovery So Slow?

From tight credit conditions to empty nesters, there is a litany of problems weighing on the housing market, as summarized in the minutes of last month’s […]