March 23, 2018

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy?

An analysis published in Nature Human Behavior used data from the Gallup World Poll to put a price on optimal emotional well-being.  The amount?  Between $60,000 […]
August 23, 2017

14 Million Homeowners Now “Equity Rich”

Home equity is growing as home prices rise across the U.S., and the number of equity-rich properties increased by 1.6 million from last year, according to […]
August 3, 2017

Senior Home Equity Hits All-Time High

Senior homeowners saw an increase in their home equity in the first quarter of 2017, according to a report from the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association […]
August 31, 2016

The Richest Generation Keeps Getting Richer

Baby boomers started turning 65 in 2011, marking the unofficial beginning of their retirement years. The timing could not have been better for older boomers, who […]
April 22, 2016

The Wealthy Outlive Poor in Certain Areas

The poor in some cities – big ones like New York and Los Angeles, and smaller ones like Birmingham, Ala. – live nearly as long as […]
April 12, 2016

Low-Income Families’ Budgets are Stretched to the Limit

Low-income Americans are experiencing a staggering price hike in housing costs – a change that makes it sometimes impossible to afford basic necessities.  A new Pew Charitable […]
June 15, 2015

Renting a Home Outweighs Buying in Some Cities

The latest national housing market index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University indicates it is becoming more favorable for renters than buyers in […]
January 27, 2015

Richest 1% Will Own More Than Half of World's Wealth by 2016

“The richer get richer and the poor get poorer” – a new Oxfam report is proving the old aphorism to be truer than ever.  The report, […]
November 12, 2014

Where the Rich Bank

Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. came out on top in a new study about which banks high-net-worth individuals prefer.  Some 32% of […]