U.S. Mortgage Debt Reaches Record High

U.S. mortgage debt reached a record in the second quarter, exceeding its 2008 peak as the financial crisis unfolded. Mortgage balances rose by $162 billion...

Gold at Six-Year High as Trade War Tensions Intensify

Gold’s haven appeal boosted the metal to a more than six-year high on Monday, as an escalating U.S.-China trade fight sparked a selloff in...

Wall Street Warns China Retaliation in U.S. Trade War is ’11’ on Scale of...

Analysts continued to warn about the dangers of an escalating trade war on Monday, as China moved to strike back at the U.S., hitting...

Dow Plunges 767 Points in Worst Day of 2019 as Trade War With China...

Stocks fell sharply Monday as a trade war between the world’s largest economies intensified with China retaliating against President Donald Trump’s latest move. The Dow Jones...

Church Fundraising Ideas to Grow Your Congregation and Ministry

Small churches can do big things. They're the heart of the community, serving their parishioners throughout their lives and sharing the word of God and...

How the Federal Reserve Rate Affects You

Current Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell recently indicated that the Fed may soon cut interest rates for the first time since the start of...

7 Ways to Remove Financial Stress From Your Marriage

By Dave Willis I recently read a report that listed “financial stress” or “disagreements about money” as one of the top two reasons for divorce. Financial...

Survey Shows Increased Credit Card Use Among Younger Children

America's credit card debt is nearly $1 trillion, according to Federal Reserve data. How much of that debt belongs to your kids? The 2019 Parents, Kids,...
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How One Woman Got Rid of Massive Student Loan Debt in 2 Years: ‘I...

When Sarah McGowan was 23, she already had a master’s degree and was working in her first career job as a speech pathologist. She...
In this June 18, 2019, photo a man pulls a grocery cart as he walks in the rain past the stock ticker scroll board, showing a strong daily gain in the Dow Jones, outside Fidelity Investments in the Financial District of Boston. According to a survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their daily living costs (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Poll Finds Many Americans Feel Vulnerable Despite Economic Gains

Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their...
FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo pedestrians pass beneath City Hall in Philadelphia. Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnect between individuals’ retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

25% of Americans Don’t Plan On Retiring Despite Realities of Aging

Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals’ retirement plans and the...

6 Strategies To Make Your First Mortgage Refinance A Success

Mortgage rates may be rising but there's still room to refinance your home loan. You might have heard much said about the constant rise...

Medicare and Social Security are Heading for Bankruptcy, but What Does that Mean for...

It seems these days lawmakers are spoiling for a fight on just about every issue, but there's one topic few want to even bring...

3 Tips Before Applying For A Rewards Credit Card

Do you receive rewards from your current credit card? Unless you are just starting out and have no credit history, or are attempting to...

The Richest Person in Every State

As one of the world’s wealthiest nations, the United States is home to a fair number of the world’s wealthy elite. According to Forbes’...
Gary Shilling

Economist Gary Shilling Says U.S. is Already in a Recession

Economists are increasingly forecasting a recession next year, but one believes the downturn has already begun. Gary Shilling, an economist and financial analyst who is...

The ‘After’ Picture of Student Loans: Credit Card Debt, Pawn Shops to Make Ends...

When the Department of Education began garnishing her wages, Jen Thompson of Lansing, Michigan, knew something went terribly wrong with her student loans. Two years...

GuideStone Financial Resources Advises Investors to Diversify Their Portfolio

Markets continued their record-setting ways in June, again setting new all-time highs, with stocks generally buoyed by strong economic reports in relation to employment,...

New Study Shows Most People Aren’t Repaying Credit Cards in the Best Way

What's the best way to pay down credit card debt? LaTisha Styles, Millennial Finance Expert and Founder of Financial Success Media, LLC, outlines two...
This June 13, 2019, photo shows a house with a "sold pending" sign fixed on the realtor's sign in northeast Jackson, Miss. On Friday, June 21, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in May. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

U.S. Home Sales Rose by 2.5% in May Amid Lower Mortgage Rates

U.S. home sales jumped 2.5% in May, as lower mortgage rates appeared to help buyers overcome affordability challenges. The National Association of Realtors said Friday...