15 Surprising Ways Personal Loan Debt Varies by Generation

15 Surprising Ways Personal Loan Debt Varies by Generation

Here’s a sobering statistic: Consumer debt in the U.S. increased by 4.4% between 2022 and 2023. The total amount of debt Americans owe? $17.1 trillion. While the majority of that $17.1 trillion is tied to mortgages, $1.07 trillion is in credit card debt, which is traditionally considered among the worst kind of debt. That represents…

Poorest County in Every State Where Americans Struggle To Make Ends Meet

Poorest County in Every State Where Americans Struggle To Make Ends Meet

The United States is often celebrated for its economic successes throughout history. But every state has its own economy to deal with, which varies significantly. A state’s financial stability depends, in part, on the counties within its borders. With so many factors in play across the many counties in each state, including lawmaking and geography,…

13 Broadway Icons Making Fortunes From Their Instagram Posts

13 Broadway Icons Making Fortunes From Their Instagram Posts

Hollywood film stars and social media influencers often boast large follower counts and significant earnings from sponsored posts. Broadway performers, however, are proving that they too can generate impressive income through their Instagram accounts. Those on the stages of Broadway productions get their recognition every night with applause and standing ovations. They can also pick…

16 Terrible Grocery Shopping Habits That Cost Americans Money

16 Terrible Grocery Shopping Habits That Cost Americans Money

If you inwardly cringe when the cashier tells you the final amount of your grocery haul, you’re not alone. With recent inflation driving up the costs of many foods, it’s more important than ever to know about ways you can save money on your grocery bill. Sometimes, that means taking a hard look at your…

America’s Dwindling Disposable Income Since 1963, Broken Down by Presidential Terms 

America’s Dwindling Disposable Income Since 1963, Broken Down by Presidential Terms 

Unemployment, inflation, and the cost of living affect American wallets. Nevertheless, it’s sometimes difficult to see how things have changed in the U.S. over the last 60 years. But one thing is certain: There’s been a significant change in how much disposable money Americans have to spend. Looking as far back as the early 1960s,…

24 Things Americans Can Do Right Now To Get Out of Debt Faster

24 Things Americans Can Do Right Now To Get Out of Debt Faster

Americans held $17.1 trillion in debt in 2023, a 4.4% increase from 2022. While over 11 trillion of that amount is in the form of a mortgage, which is largely viewed as a good kind of debt, the average credit card debt Americans hold increased by 17.4%. Experts at Experian believe credit card balances have…

20 Countries With the Highest Number of Billionaires. Do You Know Where the U.S. Ranks?

20 Countries With the Highest Number of Billionaires. Do You Know Where the U.S. Ranks?

America is famous for being the birthplace of many billionaires — including the very first, John D. Rockefeller. However, the U.S. isn’t the only country where billionaires come from or choose to reside. Countries like China, Germany, India, and the United Kingdom have had their fair share of wealthy residents along with the U.S. When…

13 Items Americans Overpay For in Contrast With Other Countries

13 Items Americans Overpay For in Contrast With Other Countries

Americans have access to affordable food and fuel compared to many high-income countries, but we’re overpaying for some goods and services. This list of 13 items shows when U.S. citizens shell out more money than our developed country counterparts. 1: College Textbooks The college textbooks U.S. students are required to use sell for up to…