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Rent Was Too Damn High. Now It’s Even Higher

The data on housing costs isn’t pretty. Most experts recommend spending no more than one-third of your income on housing, and yet, in a new study, nearly one in...

A New Kind Of Homeless

The Christmas season was not made any brighter by the release of a survey from the U.S. Conference of Mayors showing that the demand for homeless shelter has...

A Faulty Gauge for Inflation

July's stunning 15.4% annual rise in the consumer price index dramatized anew a serious flaw in the way the Government measures inflation. The Bureau of Labor...

Business: Creative Home Financing

New homeowners these days often feel that getting a mortgage is akin to getting mugged. Soaring interest rates and skyrocketing housing costs mean that fewer...

Business: WHY U.S. HOUSING COSTS TOO MUCH

THE U.S. has long prided itself on being the best-housed nation in human history. Now, that standing is jeopardized by the soaring cost of homes and apartments...

Living: What Makes Home Sweet

Rating the most desirable cities in the U.S. The ideal place to live in the U.S.? Most of the 5 million Americans who move to a new state each year might...

Special Report: A Tale of Two Families

Westerners cannot fail to be fascinated by the living standards of the Chinese; many Chi nese in turn are almost as curious about details of mei-kuo — American...

Americana: Limiting Limitation

Resting in the foothills of the Rockies, Boulder, Colo. (pop. 85,000), has been called "the nicest small town in the U.S." It wants to stay that way: last year...

National Affairs: Hoover's Report

There is no more esteemed confection in the Executive Department of the Government than the word economy. It rolls with a quiver of delight on the tongue of...

Real Estate Financial Fitness Q&A

Wondering what’s the latest in real estate? Every year, the Financial Planning Association of New York sponsors a “Financial Fitness Day” at New York University,...

The Surprising Benefits of ‘Boomerang Kids’

As you’ve no doubt heard, thousands of young — and not-so-young — people are returning to the Inn of Mom and Dad to wait out the Great Recession. A whopping 85%...

School’s Out

I’m in a bit of a celebratory mood. You see, I finished graduate school this week. Like nearly half a million other OEF and OIF veterans (431,000 more or less),...