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Wage Growth Continues to Disappoint

We’ve seen years of healthy job growth in the U.S., with unemployment falling below 6% in the fall of 2014 and to 5% in the fall of 2015 (it’s now at 4.3%). Yet, wage growth continues to disappoint. According to the latest release from the Labor Department, real...

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Resign, and Regret

Have you ever quit a job, then regretted it later? It turns out that many people have. In a recent survey from staffing firm Accountemps, 23 percent of workers polled said they have regrets about leaving their former job. Biggest regrets include leaving friends and...

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To Save or to Spend?

The company, in its 2017 Planning & Progress Study, found that nearly two thirds of Millennials (64%) recognize that they need a financial plan that anticipates up and down cycles compared to 55% Gen X and 43% Boomers. Nearly 1 in 4 (23%) view themselves as...

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Fighting Over Money

Couples have been fighting over money for as long as there has been money. And there’s no end in sight. According to a recent posting from Bankrate blogger, nearly half of Americans (48%) who are married or living with a partner admit to arguing...

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Just What We Need: A Strong Jobs Report

The government’s July jobs report shows an economy that has really picked up steam. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was down to 4.3 percent. This is especially...

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Homebuyers Get a Helping Hand

A key committee of the Federal Reserve met last week, and decided to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged. Homebuyers saw a slight drop in mortgage rates. According to's weekly national survey, the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped to...

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