• Trump takes measures amid mounting economic concerns. President Trump on Tuesday confirmed he is considering whether to push for a temporary payroll tax cut or other tax changes amid mounting concerns about an economic slowdown. Trump tried to tout the economy&rsquo
  • CFPB rule change might make it harder to get mortgages. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is allowing a provision to expire that once made it easier for Americans to get mortgages. The "qualified mortgage patch" was a temporary provision that allowed Fannie Mae
  • As mortgage interest deduction vanishes, housing market shrugs. The mortgage-interest deduction, a beloved tax break bound tightly to the American dream of homeownership, once seemed politically invincible. Then it nearly vanished in middle-class neighborhoods across the country, and it appears that hardly anyone


  • Retirement advice you should question. There is so much you need to do to manage your money that it’s a good thing to get recommendations. But you need to consider the source and whether the advice is in
  • Lack of affordable housing fuels reverse migration. The search for affordable housing is driving a new migration pattern. Instead of moving from the dust bowl states to California, today’s financial woes push people from high-cost coastal cities to the
  • On 107-degree day, APS cut power to customers. If Arizona Public Service hadn't cut off her electricity last September, Stephanie Pullman might still be alive today. On August 23, 2018, the utility mailed a warning letter to the 72-year-old’s home in Sun
  • Earthquake insurance: Is it worth it?. “'No one can predict the future,” Ridout said. “But generally, homeowners are better served by putting their money into bolting the house to its foundation or other safety upgrades rather than premiums.'
  • A new approach on housing affordability. A growing number of Americans are struggling to cope with the high and rising cost of rental housing in the United States. Democratic presidential candidates are promoting industrial-strength plans to ease the pain. The ideas
  • 5 tips on managing the boomerang generation. The “boomerang generation” has been around for two decades, and it does not appear to be going away anytime soon. Young adults today are more likely to live with their parents than previous


  • How many credit bureaus are in the U.S.?. In addition to those large bureaus, dozens of other consumer-reporting companies, sometimes called specialty agencies, gather and sell personal data to landlords, employers and other decision-makers. "These specialty agencies focus in on a particular

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