If you’re a homeowner, you can be subject to a phenomenon that could put you in the poor house — the “wealth effect.” Huh? How could anything called the wealth effect make you poorer? What Is the Wealth Effect? The wealth effect is the result of an increase in... Read more
Freelance writer Craig Guillot filed this special report from New Orleans Lanvin LeBlanc, a Louisiana fisherman, watched his business come to a halt in early May when federal officials shut down his fishing waters due to the BP-Gulf oil spill. Though LeBlanc owns his own home, he has a... Read more
A recent report by American Express shows that 62 percent of American homeowners are deciding to do home improvements instead of selling their homes. The biggest reason is because they would rather wait until the market turns into a seller’s one when home prices are higher and competition is... Read more
Are you drowning in debt? Do you need to make home improvements but can’t afford them? Are you looking to improve your future by going to college or need to buy a car so you can get to work? All of these reasons are valid ones to consider taking... Read more