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Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many companies are still hiring. In fact, 28% of senior managers have bumped u...
09/19/2020
Pay for New Hires Holding Steady Despite Pandemic

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many companies are still hiring. In fact, 28% of senior managers have bumped up starting salaries during COVID-19, according to a new survey.

28% of senior managers have increased starting salaries for new hires since COVID-19 crisis hit

This week, the Federal Reserve voted to keep its benchmark rate near zero. Tendayi Kapfidze, chief economist at LendingT...
09/19/2020
What the Fed's Extended Low Rate Means for Mortgages

This week, the Federal Reserve voted to keep its benchmark rate near zero. Tendayi Kapfidze, chief economist at LendingTree covers how it may impact mortgages.

The Federal Reserve voted Wednesday to leave its benchmark lending rate—what banks charge one another for short-term borrowing—unchanged and near zero.

72% of Americans opted out of summer vacation this year, according to a new LendingTree report.
09/17/2020
Nearly 3 in 4 Americans didn't take time off this summer

72% of Americans opted out of summer vacation this year, according to a new LendingTree report.

Nearly 3 in 4 Americans — or 72% — didn’t take a summer vacation at all, according to new data from LendingTree. 

59 million Americans have freelanced over the past year, which is 2 million more than 2019, according to a new Upwork su...
09/17/2020
36% of Workforce Has Freelanced in Past 12 Months

59 million Americans have freelanced over the past year, which is 2 million more than 2019, according to a new Upwork survey.

Annual earnings over that period estimated at $1.2 trillion total

A new survey shows 80% of Gen Zers are following best practices for the pandemic—including mask-wearing (79%), staying h...
09/16/2020
8 in 10 Gen Zers Following Pandemic Safety Protocols

A new survey shows 80% of Gen Zers are following best practices for the pandemic—including mask-wearing (79%), staying home when feeling sick (77%), and more.

Young people overwhelmingly taking proactive steps to curb coronavirus spread

Honesty may be the best policy—but a new survey shows most employees are willing to stretch the truth for some time off.
09/16/2020
96% of Employees Have Lied to Get Out of Work

Honesty may be the best policy—but a new survey shows most employees are willing to stretch the truth for some time off.

More than 8 in 10 have feigned sickness at least once

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many companies are still hiring. In fact, 28% of senior managers have bumped u...
09/15/2020
Pay for New Hires Holding Steady Despite Pandemic

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many companies are still hiring. In fact, 28% of senior managers have bumped up starting salaries during COVID-19, according to a new survey.

28% of senior managers have increased starting salaries for new hires since COVID-19 crisis hit

A new LendingTree study looked at the leverage buyers have in the nation’s biggest cities. Here's where buyers' budgets ...
09/14/2020
Where Buyers’ Housing Budgets Are Stretched the Most, Least

A new LendingTree study looked at the leverage buyers have in the nation’s biggest cities. Here's where buyers' budgets can get the most and the least.

The price of your home shouldn’t exceed three times your annual income, financial experts advise. But some markets don't reflect that guidance well.

Despite the easing of stay-at-home orders, many consumers are still wary of indoor dining. As a result, folks are opting...
09/14/2020
65% Ordering Takeout More Frequently During Pandemic

Despite the easing of stay-at-home orders, many consumers are still wary of indoor dining. As a result, folks are opting for takeout and spending an average of $67 per week.

Consumers spending on average $67 per week

While only one in three seniors worry about getting COVID-19 themselves, over 70% worry about younger relatives.
09/13/2020
For Seniors, COVID-19 Has Generated a Wave of Loneliness and Worry

While only one in three seniors worry about getting COVID-19 themselves, over 70% worry about younger relatives.

While only one in three seniors is worried about getting sick themselves, more than 70% of seniors expressed concerns about the virus's effects on their younger relatives.

While many got mortgage relief, only 5% couldn't have paid their mortgage without it. 71.5% of those who were given forb...
09/13/2020
Most Who Got COVID-19 Mortgage Relief Feel Guilty About It Now: Survey

While many got mortgage relief, only 5% couldn't have paid their mortgage without it. 71.5% of those who were given forbearance now feel "a lot" or "a little" guilty, according to a LendingTree report.

But a rule has changed so those homeowners can now refinance despite their forbearance.

Should you consider wedding insurance during the pandemic? Here are some things to consider.
09/11/2020
Buying Wedding Insurance During the Pandemic

Should you consider wedding insurance during the pandemic? Here are some things to consider.

Some insurance carriers have made changes to their coverage since the coronavirus outbreak began.

While many got mortgage relief, only 5% couldn't have paid their mortgage without it. 71.5% of those who were given forb...
09/10/2020
Most Who Got COVID-19 Mortgage Relief Feel Guilty About It Now: Survey

While many got mortgage relief, only 5% couldn't have paid their mortgage without it. 71.5% of those who were given forbearance now feel "a lot" or "a little" guilty, according to a LendingTree report.

But a rule has changed so those homeowners can now refinance despite their forbearance.

While only one in three seniors worry about getting COVID-19 themselves, over 70% worry about younger relatives.
09/09/2020
For Seniors, COVID-19 Has Generated a Wave of Loneliness and Worry

While only one in three seniors worry about getting COVID-19 themselves, over 70% worry about younger relatives.

While only one in three seniors is worried about getting sick themselves, more than 70% of seniors expressed concerns about the virus's effects on their younger relatives.

There's no doubt about it—the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on commuting. In fact, 62% of workers have dit...
09/07/2020
62% of Workers Nix Public Transit for Personal Vehicles

There's no doubt about it—the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on commuting. In fact, 62% of workers have ditched public transportation, according to new data.

Pandemic may have changed commuting life forever

A new MagnifyMoney report finds that only 17% of Americans trust the stock market completely—which includes only 5% of w...
09/06/2020
Only 17% of Americans Completely Trust the Stock Market | MagnifyMoney

A new MagnifyMoney report finds that only 17% of Americans trust the stock market completely—which includes only 5% of women.

Investing is a core component of building wealth over the long term. However, a new survey from MagnifyMoney reveals a concerning, yet common, sentiment: Many…

Our new report shows most Americans worked through the summer this year. 72% of folks didn't take a summer vacation—and ...
09/03/2020
72% of Americans Did Not Take a Summer Vacation This Year

Our new report shows most Americans worked through the summer this year. 72% of folks didn't take a summer vacation—and 44% didn't use any of their paid time off.

Few consumers went on vacation during summer 2020, and 44% of working Americans did not use any of their paid time off

A new MagnifyMoney report finds that only 17% of Americans trust the stock market completely—which includes only 5% of w...
09/02/2020
Only 17% of Americans Completely Trust the Stock Market | MagnifyMoney

A new MagnifyMoney report finds that only 17% of Americans trust the stock market completely—which includes only 5% of women.

Investing is a core component of building wealth over the long term. However, a new survey from MagnifyMoney reveals a concerning, yet common, sentiment: Many…

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