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

The Salary You Need to Live Alone in Every Major U.S. City

The Salary You Need to Live Alone in Every Major U.S. City   (Image credit: Andy Dean/Shutterstock) Living in an exciting urban environment is a priority for a lot of people, but the prospect of swinging rent in a major city without the help of a roommate can be daunting. If you're wondering what it … Continue reading The Salary You Need to Live Alone in Every Major U.S. City

The best and worst states for first-time homebuyers

The best and worst states for first-time homebuyers Many Americans have delayed purchasing their first home thanks to the fallout from the housing crash that began in 2007. Now, over a decade later, home prices and values have recovered in many areas across the country. First-time homebuyers need to act promptly before they get priced … Continue reading The best and worst states for first-time homebuyers

States Where Americans are Paying the Most Taxes

States Where Americans are Paying the Most Taxes In the U.S. federalist system, each state government decides how to generate revenue -- that is, which taxes to collect, and how. No state tax code is identical and, largely as a result, what the average American pays annually in taxes varies from state to state. 24/7 … Continue reading States Where Americans are Paying the Most Taxes

The 10 Most Unaffordable Places to Rent an Apartment in Retirement

~if you are getting ready to retire, look out for these places.~ The 10 Most Unaffordable Places to Rent an Apartment in Retirement Costly coastal cities Some retirees are becoming renters to save money, get help with household maintenance or transition into a new location in retirement. In many parts of the country renting is … Continue reading The 10 Most Unaffordable Places to Rent an Apartment in Retirement

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

Can Homebuyers Afford a Mortgage in These Cities?

Can Homebuyers Afford a Mortgage in These Cities? Homeownership is likely to be out of reach for more than half of the households in many large cities, according to a study published by the personal finance resource GoBankingRates on Tuesday. GoBankingRates used the median home listing price in the 100 biggest cities across the U.S. … Continue reading Can Homebuyers Afford a Mortgage in These Cities?

10 Cities Where the Cost of Living Will Soar in 2018

~what do you think?~ 10 Cities Where the Cost of Living Will Soar in 2018 If you're looking to relocate to save money in 2018, it's important to know which cities will be the most affordable — and which will experience a significant rise in the cost of living. GOBankingRates analyzed Zillow's year-over-year median home … Continue reading 10 Cities Where the Cost of Living Will Soar in 2018