The year began with a strong jolt of positive news: Employers added 252,000 jobs in December, beating estimates, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.6 percent, its lowest level since… Read More »

Federal bank regulators have proposed regulations that would require automatic escrowing of the premium payments on flood insurance policies. Federally regulated mortgage lenders are already required to make sure borrowers… Read More »

Many prospective homebuyers assume they won’t be able to obtain a home mortgage and so aren’t even attempting to purchase homes as a result. Although nearly one-third of the consumers… Read More »

What’s worse than a trip to the dentist? Spending time with a financial adviser, according to respondents to a recent survey, 17 percent of whom said that given the choice,… Read More »