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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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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

Auto Loan Refinancing, A Lesser-Used Trick to Accelerate Savings

By Ross Kenneth Urken

A refi strategy for consumers usually calls to mind home mortgages tweaks, but auto loan refinancing is an oft-forgotten and effective personal finance strategy.

01:02PM 09/03/14

Private Investment Could Pull Those Facing Foreclosure Back From The Brink

By Ross Kenneth Urken

New Jersey Community Capital, with its community-minded investors, has been able to assist those with distressed mortgages. But could it make another housing bust land more gently?

09:54AM 09/02/14

GM Leases Are The Post-Recall Bargain

By Ross Kenneth Urken

But is it just seasonal price promotions and inventory control strategy at play?

04:24PM 07/17/14

Rooster Infertility Drives Up Price of Chicken: Crisis at the Coop

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Aviagen Group, the largest producer of breeding chickens, has found that tweaking the genes of its mainstay rooster has rendered the crowing male chickens less fertile.

01:11PM 07/10/14

Obama's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Finds Amped Up Volume

By Ross Kenneth Urken

President Obama wants to make good on his promise to stanch the student loan debt hemorrhage.

03:22PM 06/09/14

Growing Hemp in the Bluegrass State to Treat PTSD

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Industrial hemp advocacy and the therapeutic bent to agriculture both come to a head in Healing Grounds, an organization started this year by Fred-Curtis Lewis, a 36-year-old vet in Kentucky.

05:34PM 05/29/14

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