William Richards

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15 Worst Cities for First-Time Homebuyers

15 Worst Cities for First-Time Homebuyers

Location is still everything -- here are some locations you should think twice about if you're a homebuyer (and especially if you're a first time homebuyer).

15 Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers

15 Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers

Our homes are extensions of ourselves and that association is never stronger than when we buy our first place.

The 10 Worst States for Student Debt

The 10 Worst States for Student Debt

These are places where students and former students carry the highest levels of debt, and their opportunities to mitigate their debt are limited.

The 10 Best States for Student Debt

The 10 Best States for Student Debt

There are better states than others to be an indebted graduate -- and the "best" among them are states in which indebtedness is low and opportunities are plentiful.

The 20 Most Educated Cities in the U.S.

The 20 Most Educated Cities in the U.S.

Educated metro areas mean an educated workforce-and that's the kind of intel employers want before choosing where to expand their operations.

15 Countries With the Happiest Employees

15 Countries With the Happiest Employees

Happy workers "go the extra mile" -- or, if they simply go the requisite mile, they do so with a generally positive outlook.

Top 25 Websites You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Top 25 Websites You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The whole world seems to be clicking on these sites, so why aren’t you?

Here Are the Top Brands in Every State

Here Are the Top Brands in Every State

The graveyard of defunct brands is impossibly large, but these brands are all alive and kicking and have ties to each of the states they call home.

The 50 Most Influential Nonprofits

The 50 Most Influential Nonprofits

This snapshot pulls in a lot of the nonprofits you'd recognize, some you might have forgotten about, and a few that you never knew were nonprofits in the first place.

10 States with the Highest Tax Burdens

10 States with the Highest Tax Burdens

Red states have a lower total tax burden than blue states - with nearly a 13 point differential based on Wallethub.com's rankings.