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Ross Kenneth Urken

Ross Kenneth Urken is editor of MainStreet and personal finance editor at TheStreet. He has published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Tablet, Slate, TENNIS Magazine, The Paris Review, and Forbes. He is a former editor at AOL and focuses on personal finance, cars, digital wallet technology, investing, and life-stage planning. He has also extensively covered culture, nightlife, and the automotive industry and hosts several on-camera webisodes. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he studied comparative literature.

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Could $3 Gas Mean Increased Holiday Spending? Santa Gets a Boost from the Pump

By Ross Kenneth Urken

With average gas prices plunging below $3 a gallon for the first time in four years, Americans are keen to accelerate their spending amid newfound savings.

02:05PM 11/05/14

Cash Is King With Men and Millennials Too Scared to Use Credit Cards

By Ross Kenneth Urken

The Target and Home Depot hacks have pushed some to pay with cash. Here's what TheStreet's research shows.

10:35AM 10/28/14

Too Scared to Use Credit Cards, Men and Millennials Pay With Cash

By Ross Kenneth Urken

And American consumers do not view the rise of mobile wallets as a likely panacea.

08:30AM 10/28/14

If Your Mortgage Is Too High, This Idea Could Save You Thousands

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Homeowners can save thousands of dollars when they work with counselor to get their mortgages modified and decrease their odds of defaulting again.

09:13AM 10/15/14

Tesla Model S Is Now in Your Price Range For As Low As $60,000

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Tesla will be opening up to a new customer base: those who can afford a used luxury car.

12:42PM 10/09/14

Tesla Model S Is Now In Your Price Range: Certified Pre-Owned Option Broadens Customer Base

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Forget about the Tesla "D" announcement; the market for warranty-backed used Teslas is the real win for the everyday consumer. But will this backfire on the automaker?

05:57AM 10/09/14

10 Tell-Tale Indications You're in Over Your Head Financially

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Too many Americans are following a trend of saving woefully too little and spending too much - thus racking up loads of debt.

11:36AM 09/18/14

Banks Shed Student Debt to Fund Car Loans: New Crisis Looming?

By Ross Kenneth Urken

More financial institutions are selling off student loan portfolios. Guess where they’re redeploying their assets: subprime auto loans.

01:29PM 09/11/14

Banks Are Shedding Student Debt to Fund Car Loans: Danger Ahead?

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Recent graduates aren't the only ones feeling the burdens of student debt. There's an increased interest from banks and financial institutions to rid themselves of government-guaranteed student loan assets.

11:12AM 09/11/14

Housing Crisis Lingers, 17% of Homeowners Underwater

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Too many homeowners are still underwater, despite a dramatic recovery in real estate prices since the lows of the recession.

10:39AM 09/11/14

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