The most expensive city in every state

The most expensive city in every state Most Americans would likely agree that their lifestyle choices and financial security are dictated largely by their income. Income, however, is only one half of the equation. The other half is the price of goods and services. The cost of everyday necessities -- such as groceries, transportation, and … Continue reading The most expensive city in every state

California’s Housing Market

These Tax Laws Are Holding Back California’s Housing Market The state’s efforts to save homeowners money are now keeping many of them locked in their homes — and potential buyers locked out. By Virginia Postrel ‎July‎ ‎15‎, ‎2018‎ ‎9‎:‎00‎ ‎AM Would you leave? Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Forty years ago last month, Californians passed Proposition 13, … Continue reading California’s Housing Market

The Most Iconic Dessert From Every State

~ did someone say dessert? ~ The Most Iconic Dessert From Every State Click through this gallery and let me know if you favorite is on the list or not.   ~ BTW I know of a couple of awesome spots for CA's nearby if you are in the mood ~

10 Cities With the Best and Worst Credit Scores

~ CA coming in hot with 25 towns :/ ~ 10 Cities With the Best and Worst Credit Scores A new report by WalletHub shows that when it comes to solid credit, residents of several cities in Florida and California have the edge on the rest of the country. The firm compared the median credit … Continue reading 10 Cities With the Best and Worst Credit Scores

States Where the Middle Class Is Being Left Behind

~sad face CA, sad face~ States Where the Middle Class Is Being Left Behind Based on several measures of economic health, the U.S. economy is booming. Unemployment is at a near two-decade low, U.S. GDP has grown without interruption for one of the longest periods in American history, and the median household income is $7,500 … Continue reading States Where the Middle Class Is Being Left Behind

37 states that don’t tax Social Security benefits

~ useful tidbits in case you didn't know and are getting ready to start collecting~ Most states exempt Social Security from state taxes Some retirees are surprised to learn that Social Security is taxable. The federal government taxes up to 85% of your benefits, depending on your income. Most states, however, exempt Social Security from … Continue reading 37 states that don’t tax Social Security benefits

The 25 Most Walkable US Cities

The 25 Most Walkable US Cities Take a look at the link below to see a list of walkable cities =) Shout out to CA with 4 cities on the list!  

The poorest county in each state

~ Some useful information in case you are thinking of moving, you can check this before deciding on where to move ~ The Poorest County in Every State The typical U.S. household earned $55,322 in 2016, an increase of $1,433 from the year prior. While income in the United States is increasing overall, so is … Continue reading The poorest county in each state

Best and Worst States to Grow Your Money in 2018

Best and Worst States to Grow Your Money in 2018 Whether your money is in a checking, savings or other account, it needs to be working for you by earning interest and growing. That's why it's smart to shop around to find the best rate. There's a lot of variation in the rates you'll find … Continue reading Best and Worst States to Grow Your Money in 2018

Tax plan threatens California’s affordable housing package

Tax plan threatens California’s affordable housing package As the final details of the 2018 tax changes slowly emerge from the rush of activity, one seldom talked about piece of the deal exists that endangers California’s pipeline for affordable housing. Earlier in 2017, California’s legislature approved a bond measure to allocate $4 billion to several programs … Continue reading Tax plan threatens California’s affordable housing package