Downtown Homes Increasingly Expensive


Homes in and around cities are very attractive; especially to those who work in the city. The commute is shorter, and it puts one closer to the culture of the city.

The cost of land in cities has increased by 20.5%, making homes extremely difficult to afford.

Image by Kinkisharyo via Wikimedia Commons.

Continue to original source

The World Bank Drops Global Growth Forecast


After the economy "got off to a bumpy start," the World Bank has cut its global growth forecast.

The United States forecast has been dropped from 2.8% to 2.1% while 2015 remains unchanged.

The World Bank does believe, however, that "growth is expected to pick up speed as the year progresses."

Image by Victorgrigas via Wikimedia Commons.

Continue to original source

Low Credit Score May Cause Car Insurance To Rise


Drivers may be paying higher auto insurance premiums based on their credit scores.

A study by finds that there is a 65% difference in insurance costs between those with high credit scores and those with low credit scores.

State law in California, Hawaii, and Massachusetts outlaws insurance providers from using credit score as a determinant, but it is a regular practice in the other states.

Image by via Wikimedia Commons.

Continue to original source

First U.S. Marijuana Bank Proposed


Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation proposing to create a financial bank for the newly legal marijuana business in the state.

Banks do not currently work with marijuana businesses, as the drug is stilled banned by federal law. The new legislation would put in place checking systems so that marijuana businesses do not have to only deal in cash.

Image by World Economic Forum via Wikimedia Commons.

Continue to original source

Agnik Analytics Offers New Insurance Savings

Liberty Mutual

Agnik is a Big Data analytics company assisting mostly in the insurance and automotive industries.

The company has recently announced that it has partnered with Liberty Mutual Insurance, giving its customers savings on Liberty Mutual home and auto insurance.

Image by User54871 via Wikimedia Commons.

Continue to original source

Hospitals Are Saving With Expanded Medicaid Coverage


A study by the Colorado Hospital Association shows that hospitals are saving millions in states that have expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

On average, in states that expanded coverage, there was a $0.9 million decrease in charity care cost. In states that did not expand, charity care cost increased by $0.4 million on average.

Image by Elipongo via Wikimedia Commons.

Continue to original source

GM Apologizes For Recalls


General Motors recently recalled 2.6 million of its Chevrolet Cobalt model due to a an ignition problem.

The automobile insensitively sent recall notices to the families of victims of accidents from the model.

GM spokesman Greg Martin said that GM is "deeply sorry to those families who received a recall notice."

Image via Twitter/GM

Continue to original source

Seattle To Increase Minimum Wage


The minimum wage in Seattle is set to increase to $15 an hour, making it the highest in the United States.

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislature to raise minimum wage from the Washington state minimum of $9.32 to $15.

Federal government mandates at least $7.25 an hour.

Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Continue to original source

Phil Mickelson Investigated For Insider Trading


Golf star Phil Mickelson is reportedly being investigated by the FBI and SEC for possible insider trading.

Investigators are looking into Mickelson and gambler William Walters and their involvement with billionaire investor Carl Icahn.

Icahn and Mickelson both deny any involvement with each other. The investigation has been ongoing for over three years.

Image via Twitter/MickelsonHat

Continue to original source

Bank of America To Settle Probes


The second-largest bank in the United States may find itself paying over $12 billion to settle government probes.

Bank of America Corp faces probes over shoddy mortgages prior to the financial crisis. It is reported that at least $5 billion of the $12 billion settlement would go toward consumer relief.

Neither Bank of America or the United States Department of Justice agreed to comment on the settlement.

Continue to original source

Image by Brian Katt via Wikimedia Commons.


Can a landlord make you buy renters insurance?

Insurance Basics For New Homeowners

How to compare car insurance

How to switch car insurance

Most Discussed

Can a landlord make you buy renters insurance?

Household Debt Continues Increase

Inflation Pressure Increasing

Higher Minimum Wages Not Hurting Job Growth