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Fidelity Finds Average Retirement Balances Hit Record High in 2019

During his State of the Union address a couple of weeks back, President Donald Trump continued to tout the strength of the United States economy. Indeed the stock markets did have a strong (albeit bumpy at times) year in 2019 — but how does that impact the average American? Well,...

Total U.S. Household Debt Tops $14 Trillion

Over the past several years, as the economy has continued to grow, so has the total amount of debt that Americans have taken on. While housing may make up the bulk of this debt, car loans, credit cards, and student loan debts are also on the rise. In fact, as...

United States Economy Gains 225,000 Jobs in January

This morning the first jobs report for 2020 was released — and it looks like the year is off to a running start. As CNN Business reports, the United States economy added an impressive 225,000 jobs during the month of January. That easily tops the 160,000 jobs expected by economists...

Delta Announces Major Profit-Sharing Bonuses for Employees

As the United States economy has continued to expand and executive compensation has expanded with it, income inequality has become a more high-profile topic. While that's partially because of the latest election cycle and the controversial 2017 tax bill, grassroots minimum wage hike efforts and the like have also played...

Average Experian FICO Score Reaches Another New High

This just in: Americans are continuing to improve their credit. According to Experian's 2019 Consumer Credit Review, the average FICO credit score now sits at 703. In addition to that being up two points from last year, it also marks a new record. More impressively, since 2010, the average has...

GasBuddy Predicts Average Cost Per Gallon to Remain Under $3 in 2020 2

Whether you're a frequent road tripper or a long commuter, there may be good news for the year ahead. According to the gas station-finding app GasBuddy, the national year average for gasoline is expected to stay below $3 a gallon once again in 2020. For transparency GasBuddy heads off their...

Minimum Wages Set to Increase in 24 States Next Year

With the new year just ahead, it looks as though several Americans will be seeing a raise in the coming weeks. As CNN reports, minimum wage hikes are set to take effect in 24 states throughout 2020. Moreover increases will also take place in 48 cities and counties across the...

Redfin Highlights Most-Changed Housing Markets of This Decade 2

With all the talk about how the end of the year is near, it's easy to forget that we're also approaching a new decade: the 2020s. Given the milestone, the real estate site Redfin has released a new report looking at which cities and markets have seen the greatest changes...