35 Cities Where You Can Afford to Live Off Less Than $50,000

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~ In case you are getting dragged down by the day to day of California life, commute, taxes, etc. Yes I love our easy access to mountains, beaches, deserts, and entertainment, but maybe you are ready to make a change where your money can go farther so to speak. Here are a couple of ideas … Continue reading 35 Cities Where You Can Afford to Live Off Less Than $50,000

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

Salary needed to be in top 50% of earners

Here's the salary you need to be in the top 50% of earners in 30 major US cities If you're working toward earning a salary that will deem you "rich" in your city, it may take some time. One benchmark you can use on your way to wealth: Making it into the top 50% of … Continue reading Salary needed to be in top 50% of earners

30 cities where you can buy a house for under $100,000

~ surprised to see some of the cities as they are pretty metropolitan, not surprised CA is not included ~ 30 cities where you can buy a house for under $100K Sale price is not the only measure of how affordable a home is, but it is certainly a major factor. Although finding an affordable … Continue reading 30 cities where you can buy a house for under $100,000

10 Best and Worst Cities for Middle-class Homebuyers

~ comes a no surprise if you live is this great Metropolis of the Inland empire ~ 10 Best and Worst Cities for Middle-class Homebuyers As home prices rise across the country, which cities can a middle-class homebuyer look at to purchase their home? A study by Realtor.com looked at metros that have the highest … Continue reading 10 Best and Worst Cities for Middle-class 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

The 10 Best States in America

The 10 Best States in America Explore the 10 Best States Many Americans take pride in their state, often claiming their home state to be better than the rest. Now, the 2018 U.S. News Best States rankings can help settle the debate. In an assessment of how states are serving their residents – from health … Continue reading The 10 Best States in America