In new pandemic low, unemployment numbers fall to 498,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the viral pandemic struck 14 months ago and a sign of the job market’s growing strength as businesses reopen and consumers step up spending.

6 ways to spot student loan forgiveness scams

Student loan relief scammers are enticing students with loan forgiveness and false promises. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Find out how to spot these 6 scams.

How to know if your home is too expensive

Housing makes up the largest chunk of many people’s budgets, but can quickly become unaffordable. We’ve rounded up expert tips for how to tell if your home is too expensive.

Unemployment claims fall to 553,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 13,000 last week to 553,000, the lowest level since the pandemic hit last March and another sign the economy is recovering from the coronavirus recession.

Getting a joint mortgage? Here’s how your credit score factors in

If you're thinking about getting a joint mortgage with another person, one of the most important things to consider is how your credit scores will be factored into the approval process. Learn about the key benefits of getting a joint mortgage along with what to watch out for.

US economy grew at a robust 6.4% rate last quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a brisk 6.4% annual rate last quarter — a show of strength fueled by government aid and declining viral cases that could drive further gains as the nation rebounds with unusual speed from the pandemic recession.

Is it worth getting a starter home?

A starter home is a common option for first-time homebuyers looking to get their feet wet in the housing market. While starter homes are generally cheaper, you could be giving up a lot of your preferences in a home or get stuck paying for costly repairs. Here's how to consider if a starter home is best for you.

A beginner's guide to buying home insurance

Home insurance is one of the smartest investments every person who owns a piece of real estate should make. Here’s a homeowners insurance guide and what you should expect as a first-time homeowner.