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

5 Ways Americans Are Cutting Back

Personal Finance

5 Ways Americans Are Cutting Back

5 Ways Americans Are Cutting Back

The American consumer seems to be on a bit of a frugal streak. At least, that’s what a survey of 2013 spending habits suggests. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has been conducting an annual survey of consumer spending since 1980, the results of which provide detailed insight into where Americans’ money goes. Part of… Read More

Woman Is Sent 300 Credit Reports By Accident

Identity Theft

Woman Is Sent 300 Credit Reports By Accident

Woman Is Sent 300 Credit Reports By Accident

A woman in Maine came home to a funny sight earlier in March when her mailbox was stuffed with more than 300 envelopes, each containing a credit report. Here’s what’s not so funny: None of them belonged to her. Katie Manning contacted a local news station (WGME 13 TV in Portland, Maine) after she realized she… Read More

5 Stories of Extreme Cheapness

Personal Finance

5 Stories of Extreme Cheapness

5 Stories of Extreme Cheapness

On the rare occasion I pay for a cup of coffee with cash, I get a little excited. Paying with cash generally means I’ll get some change back, and I’ll put that money in a piggy bank. I also have another reaction in this scenario: As I accept the change from the cashier, I often… Read More

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