Monthly Archives: March 2017

Higher Education Cost Inflation Helps Lead to Legitimizing of MOOCs

Almost 40 percent of high school graduates accepted for college admission ultimately do not attend the following year. The reason? College is expensive: The average college graduate emerged with about $30,000 in student loans in 2015.1So you've got to wonder, is it worth it to graduate with that much debt, especially these days when job [...]

By |2017-03-28T13:30:07+00:00March 28th, 2017|Financial Health|0 Comments

U.S. Housing Market Update

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose from 3.5 percent to 4.25 percent after the presidential election. While higher rates might deter potential homebuyers -- particularly young first-timers -- residential real estate is expected to continue being a seller's market throughout 2017.1Meanwhile, the fate of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac remains unclear. These government-sponsored enterprises have [...]

By |2017-03-22T15:01:37+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Financial Health|0 Comments

Prescription for Retail Therapy

How much do you use of what you buy? Research reveals that Americans throw away 30 percent to 40 percent of the food they purchase.1 That's just food, most of which you see daily and toss out regularly as it goes bad. But what about the things that don't go bad -- the sports equipment [...]

By |2017-03-14T18:16:48+00:00March 14th, 2017|Financial Health|0 Comments

Take a Look at Life Insurance

Middle-aged adults have a plethora of middle-aged financial priorities. It's hard to even call them priorities because each one is important; it's just a matter of spreading the money you have across a variety of different needs.In fact, a typical mid-life checking account might include payouts for a mortgage, college tuition, a savings account, an [...]

By |2017-03-08T19:16:12+00:00March 8th, 2017|Financial Health|0 Comments

The Future of Globalization

There was a time, at the end of the 20th century, when globalization was celebrated. We became more connected with the rest of the world. We could communicate and share information in real time without cost, nations benefited from strong imports and exports, and companies could improve their bottom lines by utilizing lower-cost suppliers and [...]

By |2017-03-01T13:54:04+00:00March 1st, 2017|Financial Health|0 Comments