Oct 25, 2012 Three families living around the poverty line in San Diego tell Marketplace Money what it means to spend money when you don't have a whole lot of it.
Sep 25, 2012 Today, the latest Case-Shiller Home Price index was released. It looks at housing prices in the 20 biggest metropolitan areas of the country. Consumers are also upbeat: consumer confidence jumped to the highest level since February.
Sep 25, 2012 The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote today on whether to allow the building of micro-apartments as small as 150 square feet. Similar programs have started to be tested in New York and Boston.
Sep 19, 2012 Slow but steady might be the best way to describe the housing market right now. Groundbreaking on new home construction rose 2.3 percent last month, while homebuilder confidence jumped to a six-year high
Sep 19, 2012 The National Association of Home Builders says builder sentiment is at the highest level in six years. So what if you want to get into the housing market right now?
Sep 14, 2012 This week, Fannie and Freddie quietly put out some "clarifying language" that could mean a lot to some beleaguered homeowners in California and in other states.
Aug 28, 2012 News that the S&P/Case Shiller home price index is up from last year may be the first solid sign of a long-awaited housing market recovery.
Aug 28, 2012 U.S. home prices rose almost a percent in June. What does this mean for the big picture, including employment?
Aug 24, 2012 There's no way to estimate the returns on a hug from your son or an afternoon of baking cookies with your brood, but the USDA was able to estimate how much a child takes out of your bank account.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Aug 22, 2012 Federal regulators announced new rules that should make it easier for underwater homeowners to sell their houses.