Jul 18, 2023

Gen Z and millennials couples are breaking up over money, study finds

Talking about money is often considered taboo. This leads many people, including couples, to avoid the topic altogether, which can put a strain on their relationships. This is especially true for younger generations who are just starting out on their financial journey and potentially still on the market. As they weed through potential partners, many […]

Jul 13, 2023

Mortgage rate fears are very real, but not as much for older homeowners

Homeowners and prospective homebuyers are left on the sidelines as mortgage rates near the highest point in more than two decades. To combat rising rates, many existing homeowners are willing to consider staying put – perhaps especially those who were able to secure record low mortgage rates during the pandemic. Right now, nearly three quarters […]

Jun 20, 2023

Gen Z and millennials are losing friends over money, study finds 

Young Americans are losing friends over their spending habits and it’s putting a damper on their finances.  According to a study conducted by Qualitrics on behalf of Intuit Credit Karma, more than one-third of Gen Z and millennials (36%) have a friend who drives them to overspend. This is leading many to take on debt […]

Jun 20, 2023

Many prospective homebuyers welcome recession if it means lower mortgage rates 

The housing market has been in an ongoing state of turbulence, resulting in an affordability crisis that is likely keeping many prospective buyers on the sidelines. As buyers face decades-high mortgage rates, many Americans are met with concerns that they’ll never be able to afford a home, while others are making sacrifices to achieve the […]

May 23, 2023

Weddings cost people more than just money – relationships, too

The impact of the 2021 “wedding boom” has resulted in continued demand, driving up costs across the industry. Regardless, some brides and grooms feel an increased pressure to keep up with appearances, planning elaborate weddings among the likes of influencers and celebrities – hello, Sofia Richie – or even random people on social media thanks […]

May 16, 2023

Social media drives Gen Z to overspend on summer travel, study finds   

As consumers prepare for their summer vacations, it’s likely many will experience sticker shock when it comes to the total cost of the experience, especially with travel prices on the rise and the demand for travel at pre-pandemic levels. However, increased prices might not be enough to hold consumers back from taking a vacation this […]

May 3, 2023

Student loan borrowers struggle to save ahead of resumed payments

The decision of whether or not student loan forgiveness will come to pass is still with the Supreme Court, leaving many Americans in limbo. With payments set to resume no later than September 1, many borrowers are preparing to resume payments after a three-year hiatus.  With so much uncertainty around the Supreme Court’s decision, many […]