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Millions of Americans Expecting to Purchase Vehicles This Labor Day

Like many American holidays, Labor Day is often tied to various sales at numerous retailers. In particular, the September date has long been associated with auto sales as dealerships look to offload the current year models ahead of new arrivals. Sure enough, a survey from the personal finance site WalletHub...

LendingTree Highlights Best and Worst Metros for First-Time Homebuyers

Current first-time homebuyers seeking an affordable abode may find their search to be a bit perilous these days. Due to an overall lack of inventory, prices for homes that are for sale have reached record highs. Nevertheless, the site LendingTree has just released its rankings of the best and worst...

Home Sales Soften as House Prices Reach Record Highs

With home prices continuing to soar and listings remaining low, it seems as though some buyers are backing away. According to the latest Redfin data, the median home sale price reached $358,766 last week to mark a new record high. What's more, the figure is up 24% year over year....

Americans Paid Down $56.5 Billion in Credit Card Debt During Q1 2021

Even as the United States economy continued to be weighted down by the pandemic, many Americans still managed to pay down a significant amount of their household credit card debt. According to the latest data from the personal finance site WalletHub, U.S. consumers cut a total of $56.5 billion in...

Employee Retirement Plan Participation in 2020 On Par with 2019

It goes without saying that 2020 was an unprecedented year that changed the lives of nearly all Americans. This includes several financial impacts that arose as lockdowns went into effect and as businesses' sales suffered. Nevertheless, Bank of America's 2021 Financial Life Benefits Impact Report (which looks at figures from...

United States Economy Gained 266,000 Jobs in April

This morning, the United States Labor Department had good and bad news about the nation's economic recovery. According to the agency's latest report, the U.S. added 266,000 jobs during the month of April. While any gain in jobs is a good thing, the disappointment comes from the fact that economists...

Survey: Majority of Remote Pandemic Workers Want to Remain Remote

With the COVID-19 pandemic now in its second year, many workers who were forced to move from the office to their home last spring may be getting used to the "work-from-home" arrangements. In fact, a new survey suggests that a significant number of pandemic remote workers are hoping not to...