Is It Wise to Retire With a Significant Amount of Debt?

Is It Wise to Retire With a Significant Amount of Debt?

More older Americans are carrying significant amounts of debt into retirement. Even with low interest rates, is that wise?

Best and Worst Cities for First-Time Homebuyers

Best and Worst Cities for First-Time Homebuyers

A decade has passed since the U.S. real estate market tanked, in the immediate aftermath of the Great Recession. Now, real estate is back, but with some cities stronger than others.

U.S. Economy Adds 313,000 Jobs in February as Wage Growth Moderates

U.S. Economy Adds 313,000 Jobs in February as Wage Growth Moderates

A report Friday from the U.S. Labor Department shows the economy added 313,000 jobs in February, well above estimates, while wage growth moderated to 2.6%.

Why the February Jobs Report Is the Most Important Jobs Report of 2018

Why the February Jobs Report Is the Most Important Jobs Report of 2018

A report Friday from the U.S. Labor Department is expected to show that wages climbed 2.8% in February from a year earlier, with unemployment falling further to 4%, based on economist surveys by the data provider FactSet.

Worry More About Rising Housing Costs in Retirement Than Healthcare Costs

Worry More About Rising Housing Costs in Retirement Than Healthcare Costs

Take a look at the Social Security Administration's expenditure chartbook, and see how your expenses and needs in retirement measure up.

Fed Governor Brainard Says Gradual Rate Increases `Appropriate'

Fed Governor Brainard Says Gradual Rate Increases `Appropriate'

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said in a speech that further gradual rate increases are "appropriate," especially in light of the economic stimulus expected to come from President Donald Trump's tax cuts.

Global Coworking: Latest Trend in Office Space

Global Coworking: Latest Trend in Office Space

Renting shared office space has begun to change the way people work. The only question now is, how far will it go?

Fed Chair Powell Says Officials Will Avoid 'Overheated Economy'

Fed Chair Powell Says Officials Will Avoid 'Overheated Economy'

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, sworn in earlier this month, testified Thursday before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee.

U.S. Personal Income Rose Faster Than Expected in January

U.S. Personal Income Rose Faster Than Expected in January

Personal income climbed 0.4% in January from the prior month, exceeding economists' expectations of a 0.3% increase.

U.S. Consumer Confidence Surged in February Despite Market Correction

U.S. Consumer Confidence Surged in February Despite Market Correction

The index climbed to 130.8 from 125.4 in January, the Conference Board, a Washington-based research association, said Tuesday in a statement. Economists had expected a reading of 127 on average, according to data provider FactSet. The index, based on a survey of consumers' assessment of business and employment conditions, was at its highest since 2000.