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American Optimism Over Economy Surging with Trump Presidential Win

Michelle Moons, Surging homebuilder optimism announced Thursday was yet another measure of Americans’ upbeat feelings about the economy in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the next President of the United States. A National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index revealed Thursday that “Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes” rose

Helping Recent Grads: How Much Financial Support Should You Give?

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz  (SET ITAL) Dear Carrie: My 22-year-old son graduated from college this spring. Now he’s struggling to find a good job, and I’m struggling with how to help him transition into the real world. How can I help him get his footing? — A Reader (END ITAL) Dear Reader: This is a tough

The Education Bubble Has Burst


by: Frank Ryan The student loan debate in Congress is bringing to the forefront the student loan crisis plaguing our nation, as well as the financial instability of academic institutions in the United States. Relative to the student loan crisis, the New York Federal Reserve concluded in its 2012 report that the obligations for student