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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...

U.S. and China Reach "Phase One" Trade Deal

After more than a year of heightened tensions, back-and-forth tariffs, and plenty of near misses, it seems that the United States and The People's Republic of China have reached a preliminary trade deal. As a result both nations are calling off new rounds of tariffs that were set to go...

U.S. Economy Adds 266,000 Jobs in November

It may be hard to believe but we're already in the last month of the decade — a decade that's economically been defined by recovery and growth. Therefore it only seems appropriate that the last jobs report to be released in 2019 would once again show encouraging results. As Axios...

Charles Schwab Reportedly Eying Purchase of TD Ameritrade

The discount brokerage industry as we know it is rapidly changing. Not only have FinTechs like Robinhood and others disrupted the market but, more recently, several well-established firms made some major changes of their own. Now another big evolution could be in the works as CNBC reports that Charles Schwab...

Redfin Finds New Home Sales Up, Prices Down in Q3 2019

As the Fed continues to cut interest rates little by little, there's been a renewed interest in what's happening with the housing market of late. Luckily the real estate site Redfin has just released their home sales report for the third quarter of 2019. First up, Redfin's data show new...