What Kind of Retirement Is Right for You?

Personal Finance

What Kind of Retirement Is Right for You?

What Kind of Retirement Is Right for You?

While many of us like to dream about retirement, too many of us don’t actually take the steps to ensure a financially stable life once your 9-to-5 schedule comes to a close. No matter your age, it’s a good idea to be putting money away for the future. A retirement calculator can help predict how… Read More

10 Home Upgrades That May Not Be Worth It

Mortgages

10 Home Upgrades That May Not Be Worth It

10 Home Upgrades That May Not Be Worth It

The economy is reviving, and so is our appetite for spending on home improvements. By 2014, remodeling had nearly returned to the levels of early 2007, when the housing market hit a peak, according to researchers at Hanley Wood, publisher of Remodeling Magazine. They expect remodeling to grow 4% more in 2015. Today is different, though: When you sell a home, you can’t recover… Read More

4 Credit Cards for the Forgetful

Credit Cards

4 Credit Cards for the Forgetful

4 Credit Cards for the Forgetful

Do you have better things to worry about than your credit cards? Since most of us do, it’s easy to misplace a monthly statement, lose a card or even forget to make a payment. And when we forget, it would be nice to have a credit card issuer that is ready to forgive you and even help… Read More

Obama, CFPB Seek to Regulate Payday Loan “Debt Traps”

Personal Loans

Obama, CFPB Seek to Regulate Payday Loan “Debt Traps”

Obama, CFPB Seek to Regulate Payday Loan “Debt Traps”

Payday lenders would face a new set of restrictions under rules being proposed Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The rules include requirements that lenders ensure borrowers have the ability to repay the loans, and limits to the number of times consumers can renew the loans. The proposal covers a wide set of short-term,… Read More

5 Get-Out-of-Debt Strategies That Can Backfire

Managing Debt

5 Get-Out-of-Debt Strategies That Can Backfire

5 Get-Out-of-Debt Strategies That Can Backfire

More often than not, debt and desperation go hand-in-hand. With the amount of strain debt can put on your wallet and your life, it’s no wonder why so many people find themselves searching for quick fixes. Unfortunately, there is no magic wand to make your debt disappear. If you think you’ve found a fast solution… Read More

10 Places Where Home Prices Are Outpacing Wages

Mortgages

10 Places Where Home Prices Are Outpacing Wages

10 Places Where Home Prices Are Outpacing Wages

Home values significantly outpaced wage growth in the majority of markets analyzed in a new report from RealtyTrac, highlighting the difficulty many Americans face in trying to buy a home as the housing market recovers. The report looks at average wage growth data gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and median home sales price… Read More

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