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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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),...