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Will Your Home Go Up or Down More in Value in 2012?

It’s tough to say for sure, but it’s unfortunately looking more and more like home prices will continue their free fall in 2012. This is a really hard pill to swallow for Americans, including myself and my husband, who have seen the price of our home do nothing but fall for the past four [...]

Jobless Reports Fail to Improve Market

The stock market seems to be especially susceptible to the headlines for the past two years. Ever since the big US economic meltdown which started in 2008 (or at least made itself known then), the stock market seems to be the most volatile I’ve ever seen.

Granted, I haven’t been on this earth all [...]

Financial News : Debit Card Fees and Crazy Stock Surges

There’s a lot of news in the financial arena as of late. Some of it is good, and of course some of it is not so good, or at least not very hopeful. One of the biggest stories is the big stock market rally that occurred surprisingly at the end of October.

It [...]

The Bigger is Better Generation

I hate to say it, especially since my husband and I bought a 3,000 square foot home five years ago, moving up from a tiny apartment, but I think part of America’s economic problem now is the thought that bigger is better when it comes to just about everything.

This especially goes for American [...]

Second Half of 2011 Any Better?

It seems that we are at a stalemate in the “recovery” that economists have been so insistent we are still experiencing. Sure, they admit that this recovery has slowed down, but when are we going to come to the conclusion that the recovery itself is an illusion put forth by all the government spending [...]

Economy’s Sputtering : What Does It Mean?

I’ll be the first person to admit that there are a lot of scare tactics used by the media when it comes to our fragile economy, but on the flip side, I will also say that on many counts, the media has been WAY too upbeat about the economic recovery.

The “recovery” as it [...]

Double Dip in Housing Market?

There is an ongoing fear that we are nearing a housing market double dip, although the odds of a double dip recession have been going down further and further as time goes on. Not that it’s all great news for the economy front, since the housing market has almost no good news at all, [...]