With the unemployment rate at 3.9% and labor force participation at the highest level since the onset of the pandemic, the personal finance website WalletHub released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States for Jobs. To ease the [...]
Some good news: the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased in November to 102.0 (1985=100), up from a downwardly revised 99.1 in October.
Not great news on the real estate front as existing-home sales dropped in October, according to the National Association of REALTORS. Among the four major U.S. regions, sales slid in the Northeast, South, and West but were unchanged in the Midwest. All four regions experienced year-over-year sales declines.
The Internal Revenue Service reminds low and moderate-income taxpayers that they can save for retirement now and possibly earn a special tax credit in 2024 and years ahead. Saver's Credit The Retirement Savings Contributions Credit, also known as [...]
With the holiday already kicking into high gear and consumers struggling with inflation, a new study is out to help holiday shoppers save money and avoid a financial hangover in the new year. WalletHub reports the following key [...]
A recent survey sheds light on the financial challenges faced by Americans this holiday season as student loan repayments resume. Study.com surveyed 1400 consumers with a focus on teachers' experiences, finding that the majority of consumers plan to cut costs and nearly [...]
Elevated mortgage rates, high home prices, and limited housing inventory are making the dream of homeownership difficult for Americans, according to NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. Yun analyzed the current state of the U.S. residential real estate market [...]
The Internal Revenue Service announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning Jan. 1, 2024. For individuals, the rate for overpayments and underpayments will be 8% per year, compounded daily. Here is a [...]
Make it a 'Home Safe Home' for the holidays
American Education Week, recognized from Nov. 13-17, shines a spotlight on the invaluable professionals who dedicate their lives to enriching our schools. This celebration serves as an important reminder to pause and appreciate the profound impact school administrators, educators, [...]
Household income record high at $107K in wake of rising home prices
Employers who hire people from certain groups can reduce the tax they owe when they claim the Work Opportunity Tax Credit on their federal tax return.