Saturday, June 6, 2020

Are You Middle Class? Check This Chart to Find Out

Are you in the middle class? You probably think you are, according to new research from the Pew Research Center, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re right. It turns out...

Do You Earn Enough to Afford a House in the Largest U.S. Metros?

Owning a home is one of the biggest financial milestones. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the homeownership rate nationwide is 64.8%, slowly reversing a downward trend that started in 2004. Despite...

Budgeting 101

Save, spend, thrive. Sounds good. Sounds smart. Sounds like a concept we can all agree with. So why are so many of us struggling? We spend years our lives being...

Dealing With Debt

 We have discussed the budget and basic investing.  If this were a movie, we would now all be primed for success and wealth.  In the movies, action A plus action B...

What Investing $100 EARLY in Stocks Would Be Worth Today

There’s a lot of power in being first. And when it comes to Initial Public Offerings, or IPOs, it pays to be one of the earliest investors. But we...

Shopping Smart

Recently while shopping for groceries at the local discount grocery store I was reminded of a simple way to save money. Read the labels. Do the...

How Americans Spend Their Money

Americans are notorious spenders. Compared to many other nations around the world, households in the U.S. have a particularly low savings rate, and 28 percent of American adults have no emergency fund....

Monthly Mortgage Payments in the United States

Cash is king in real estate, but the reality is that most home buyers will need to take out a mortgage in order to afford a house. Many properties require...

I Want My Stapler!

Do you ever feel like a hamster running in a wheel?  Do you feel like you are running as fast as possible, working as hard as possible, but going nowhere?  Sixty percent...

What Makes Americans Take Out Personal Loans?

Personal loans are an increasingly popular product, and people are using them to either consolidate some other type of debt, cover an emergency or fuel irresponsible consumption. That’s according...

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How Much Does a Pint of Beer Cost Around the World?

Our latest visualization maps out the average price of a pint of beer (defined as 11.2 oz) in major cities across...