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July 28, 2015

Save For a Down Payment AND Pay off Debt

So you want to buy a piece of the American dream: a house of your own. But if you have debt, you’ll need to pay off […]
July 20, 2015

Regional Banks Turn 2Q into a Fee-for-All

Looking for a bright spot among regional banks’ so-so results in the first week of earnings season?  Try fee income.  M&T Bank, PNC Financial Services Group […]
July 13, 2015

3 Types of Students Carry Heaviest Student Loan Debt

With 17% of borrowers behind in their payments or in default on the nation’s $1.2 trillion in college loans, it’s not surprising that student debt is emerging as […]
July 10, 2015

The Staggering Costs of Student Loan Debt

The numbers are staggering: more than $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, 40 million borrowers, an average balance of $29,000.  It’s not hard to find […]
June 25, 2015

Most Consumers Still Intimidated By Home Buying Process

Today, fewer consumers believe that it is difficult to get a mortgage compared with last year. However, the majority of respondents to an Ipsos and Wells […]
June 22, 2015

Foreclosure Activity Hits 19-Month High

US foreclosure activity reached a 19-month high in May as bank repossessions of homes continued to rise across the country. That doesn’t mean the housing market […]
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 […]
May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015: By the Numbers

With those bitter winter temps now a distant memory, it’s time to get ready for the unofficial start of the summer.  This Memorial Day, as we […]
May 8, 2015

Bright Job Outlook for the Class of 2015

The more than 1.8 million students graduating from college in the U.S. this year will find “welcoming conditions” in the entry-level job market upon their commencement, […]