Personal Finance Articles
Expanded unemployment benefits were one of the most effective federal programs in preventing foreclosure in the wake of the Great Recession, according to a recent study, outperforming other efforts specifically designed to address the foreclosure crisis.
The housing recovery continues to move in slow motion, and the trend of adult children continuing to live in their parent's homes has been called one of the reasons. A new study looks at some of the reasons why young people are remaining in the nest, but also notes that when they finally do move out, they may not give the market the boost some have anticipated.
For retirees in need of money, a cash advance on their pension may seem like an attractive option. But such arrangements often compare poorly to other financial options, according to a new study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Home remodeling projects are often seen as financial losers - their cost nearly always exceeds the increased value they add to your home. But lately, that gap has been shrinking - and in some parts of the country, projects like a bathroom or kitchen upgrade have reached the point where they can actually provide a net financial gain.