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2020 Could Mark The Tipping Point For U.S. Solar

By Nick Cunningham for The U.S. solar industry hit another milestone this year: there are now more than 20 gigawatts of solar capacity installed across the country, enough electricity to power 4.6 million households. The solar market continues to heat up, and bit by...
Posted On 11 Sep 2015

Buy or Rent a Home?

Do you fork cash over to a landlord in exchange for freedom of responsibility for residential maintenance, or take out a mortgage and shell out monthly for the pride and eventually financial payoff of homeownership?   A recent study Source
Posted On 02 Sep 2015

How Demographics Will Drive Up U.S. Home Sales

By  Anthony Isola Learn more about Anthony on NerdWallet’s  Ask an Advisor Over the next few years, the United States should see a dramatic increase in the demand for homes. This is not wishful thinking. Underlying demographic trends make it almost inevitable. It’s easy to be...
Posted On 26 Aug 2015

The Fantasy Economy

The summer weather and the media’s and Wall Street’s focus on positive economic news may have you feeling cheerier than usual these days. Two words “Bah, humbug.” Or maybe, “Get real.” Look, for a minute, at the cloud, rather than Source
Posted On 19 Aug 2015

11 Up-And-Coming U.S. Housing Markets

By Alaina Tweddale for When you’re looking for a new place to hang your hat, it helps to know what areas are on the rise to become hot housing markets . GOBankingRates reviewed housing and lifestyle-related data — including housing affordability, job growth,...
Posted On 14 Aug 2015

7 Smartest Moves to Make Before Interest Rates Rise

By Barbara Friedberg for If you’re interested in your pocketbook, then you need to care about rising interest rates  that are expected this year from the Federal Reserve. As Steve Parrish wrote in Interest rates will rise for borrowers, including...
Posted On 05 Aug 2015

Economy Market: Linked?

Summer rolls along, theme parks are open and lines for roller coasters are long. Wild rides are fun, but you probably want a more predictable path when investing. Let’s look at some parallels and distinctions between the equity markets, Source
Posted On 30 Jul 2015

Reverse Mortgage Cautions

As you near retirement, you may foresee a need for more money in the golden years than your savings can handle. You look to use Social Security, careful withdrawals from qualified accounts and maybe annuities. Can you also use Source
Posted On 24 Jul 2015

Key Homebuying Details

For most of us, our home is the largest investment we ever make. Counter your understandable butterflies at such an outlay of money by knowing as much as you can about the process in advance. Housing also remains one Source
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

Should You Buy a Home?

Dream of hanging your hat on a rack that you own? Purchasing a home is a financial decision and an emotional one and buying at the wrong time or for the wrong reason can mean a big mess. Here Source
Posted On 17 Jul 2015