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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 […]
August 1, 2014

35% of Americans Reported to Debt Collections

More than 35% of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released by the Urban Institute. […]
July 25, 2014

Double-Whammy Coming to Housing Market Next Year

Interest rate resets on many home loan modifications and home equity lines of credit seem to be on a collision course that may create a hardship […]
July 18, 2014

"Normal" Housing Levels Still a Ways Off

Consumer confidence in the housing market has trended upward significantly during the recovery but continues to be less than needed to return to “normal” housing levels, […]
July 14, 2014

Homeowners With HAMP Loan Mods May Face Rate Increase

At-risk homeowners who took advantage of the federal government’s emergency plan to help them stave off foreclosure during the housing crisis have a new problem: looming […]
July 10, 2014

What Does it Cost to Live the American Dream?

No idea is more central to Americans’ outlook than the American dream – the belief that with hard work and the freedom to pursue your destiny […]
July 8, 2014

A Letdown Year For the Housing Market

Halfway into 2014, the housing market is falling well short of the bullish predictions economists and other pundits made at the beginning of the year. Reasons […]
July 4, 2014

Best Places to Celebrate Independence Day 2014

There’s nothing more American than going all-out on Fourth of July. We eat, we drink, we party and we blow stuff up – all in the […]