Taxes

June 21, 2016

Longest Time to Break Even on a Home?

It takes nearly 4 years to get to the point where it makes more sense to buy than rent a home in San Diego County, the […]
June 7, 2016

What are Homebuyers’ Biggest Concerns?

Homebuyers are growing more worried about competition from other buyers, but housing affordability remains their top concern, according to a new survey by the real estate […]
June 3, 2016

No Rest for the Weary: More Americans Working Past 65

Almost 20% of Americans 65 and older are now working, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the highest number […]
May 27, 2016

What Should You Spend on a Home?

Since the 2008 financial crisis (fueled in large part by a real estate bubble), regulations have been put in place to cut down on predatory lending, […]
May 26, 2016

Companies Still in Debt Despite Inflated Balance Sheets

Combining all of the corporate cash in the U.S. wouldn’t cover the $1.8 trillion of corporate debt that’s coming due in the next 5 years, according […]
May 13, 2016

Get Ahead on Next Year’s Taxes

Although it seems like we just wrapped up our 2015 taxes – scrambling to find receipts, tax donations and pay stubs, we are almost 6 months […]
May 6, 2016

2016: States with the Highest & Lowest Tax Rates

Another tax season is thankfully behind us.  Tax season can be stressful for many Americans, especially those who still owe money to Uncle Sam at the […]
April 26, 2016

Banks Consolidate; Local Lenders Vanish

Where have all the bankers gone?  The continental lenders, with their corner branches – Wells Fargo and PNC, Citizens, TD and Bank of America – still compete with JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and other branchless brands […]
April 25, 2016

March Bankruptcy Filings Show Decline from 2015

Total U.S. bankruptcy filings continue to decline year-over-year, falling 5% in the first calendar quarter (Jan. 1 – March 31) of 2016 from the same period […]