Homebuyers are finding better deals in these cities, survey says
Roughly 25% of home searchers looked to relocate to a new metro in the first quarter, according to a Redfin survey. But they may start seeing an uptick in inventory as sellers enter the housing market.
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Behind on your retirement savings? Here's one feature that can help workers catch-up
Automatic enrollment into a workplace savings plan could help close the gap for Black and Latino employees that might otherwise have lower plan participation rates, according to a recent Voya Financial study
Rising costs pressure many Americans to make this one retirement mistake: Survey
High costs pushed 25% of cash-strapped Americans to cut retirement savings, according to a recent TIAA Institute survey.
Shopping for cheaper insurance hits a new high as Americans seek relief from rising rates: J.D. Power
The rate at which drivers were given new auto insurance quotes increased by 13.1% in the first quarter of 2023 – the highest rate since June 2021. And the switch rate increased by 4.1%, according to J.D. Power report.
America's debt hits new record of more than $17 trillion: NY Fed
Consumer debt reached a record of $17.05 trillion in Q1 2023. Many Americans still deal with high inflation and are seeking help from their financial institutions, reports say.
Demand for used cars likely to grow as consumer seek affordability: Edmunds
Demand for more affordable cars is growing as high-interest rates and more expensive purchase prices are putting buying a new vehicle out of reach for many consumers, according to a recent Edmunds report.
Many Americans eye buy now, pay later to gain more financial flexibility: Survey
Nearly half of Americans (46%) said they would also consider BNPL an alternative financing method to credit cards or cash, according to a recent survey.
Fed's May interest rate hike could harm regional bank lending, mortgages, expert warns
The Federal Reserve's latest interest rate increase has been harmful to the balance sheets of small regional banks and has impacted their ability to lend, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Biden administration approves $42B in student loan forgiveness under updated PSLF program
The Department of Education has approved $42 billion in student loan forgiveness through recent changes to the PSLF program, designed to provide debt relief to borrowers in the non-profit, public service and governmental fields.
Gas prices decrease amid market uncertainty: AAA
Average gas prices dipped to $3.53 per gallon for the week ending May 11, 2023, AAA reported. The low cost of oil has kept gas prices on the decline despite a rise in gas demand, AAA said.
Inflation ticks up again in April, puts interest rate hikes back on the table
The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of inflation, rose 4.9% year-over-year in April, a slowdown from the 5% increase in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Auto insurers plan further rate increases this year – Here's how you can get costs under control
Progressive and Allstate have already signaled that they plan to keep increasing their auto insurance rates this year.
Inflation and interest rate hikes are negatively impacting Americans' financial well-being: survey
Inflation and interest rate hikes have negatively impacted Americans' financial well-being and many have made no progress in saving for retirement or building emergency funds, according to a survey by Morning Consult. Here’s what you need to know.
Gas prices drop amid recession fears, pre-summer lull: AAA
Gas prices decreased last week, but rising interest rates have raised concerns of a recession, according to AAA.
Fed doubles down on the fight against inflation, raises rates another 25 basis points
The Federal Reserve announced another 25 basis point interest rate increase bringing the federal funds rate to a targeted range of 5% to 5.25%, the highest level in 15 years.
Here’s why consumers' credit scores got a boost in March: Report
Consumer credit scores increased from last year to an average of 701, and the percentage of consumers scored in the subprime credit
Bank deposits fell by more than $76 billion
Bank deposits fell by $76.2 billion in April, following the highly publicized closures of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and other tech-focused financial institutions. Moreover, high interest rates continue to put pressure on both banks and consumers.
Biden asks student loan companies to prepare for end to payment pause
The Education Department has notified student loan servicers to prepare for an end to the COVID-19 student loan payment pause.
Gas prices dip, offering consumers some relief at the pump: AAA
The national average cost for a gallon of gas dropped by five cents from last week to $3.68, reflecting a dip in oil prices, AAA said.