A majority of U.S. taxpayers feel they pay too much in taxes, with many saying that they receive a poor value in return.
Six in 10 student loan borrowers have missed payments since the student loan payment pause ended in October after a 42-month payment and interest accrual pause, a recent Intelligent.com survey said.
The city of Austin announced its guaranteed income pilot program will be making a comeback this spring. A report was recently released about how the trial run of that program went, and what we learned.
Mortgage interest rates for 30-year mortgages rose to 6.77% this week, up from 6.64% last week.
A shutdown oil refinery has led to a large increase in gas prices across the country.
The U.S. Department of Education is stepping in to support colleges in sending out financial aid awards sooner to students after an inflation fix to the new FAFSA form delayed the timeline.
Over 360 colleges have committed to being more transparent about their costs, while the U.S. Department of Education offers more loan forgiveness.
Fannie Mae survey said that homebuyers feel better about mortgage rates but still don't think now is a good time to buy a home.
As of Feb. 2, the average tax refund check is about 29% lower than last year.
Inflation slowed from December to January, but remained above the sub-3% growth economists had expected, according to the Consumer Price Index.
Over 88% of home loan borrowers have mortgage rates below 6% or 5%, leaving current rates still on the high end.
Consumers were thrifty with their spending in 2023, but major purchases like homes and vehicles are expected to rise in 2024.
Affordability challenges aside, 78% of millennial respondents in a recent Real Estate Witch survey still believe in the dream of homeownership.
Employers are planning to raise wages by 4%, on average this year, higher than 2021, but lower than 2023.
Borrowers who miss student loan payments will see repercussions again by September, thankfully there are forgiveness options.
The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 6.64% for the week ending Feb. 8, according to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey.
Gas prices are up from last month, but down $0.29 compared to last year.
The child tax deduction expansion would make more of the credit refundable, helping millions of families.
Inflation and climate change lend to higher homeowners insurance rates, causing some homeowners to consider moving.
After Toledo, Rochester, NY, Springfield, MA and Worcester all rank as some of the more affordable metro areas, particularly for first-time buyers.