Finance

By Jeffrey M. Ruben | WSFS Bank Over the past 18 months, home values throughout the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware region—and the country—have increased drastically. Fueled by still-low interest rates and the desire for living arrangements with more space has led to homeowners and first-time homebuyers alike searching at a feverish pace to acquire the house [...]
By Vernita Dorsey | WSFS Bank Building a solid credit score can go a long way toward achieving your financial goals, but it can get a bit confusing when it comes to establishing and improving your score. According to a recent WSFS Bank study, 66% of Millennial and Gen Zers said they know how to improve their [...]
  By Vernita Dorsey | WSFS Bank A solid financial education foundation can be key to future success managing money. Unfortunately, many younger generations are left with the feeling they’re “on their own” to figure things out when it comes to personal finances. A recent study from WSFS Bank of 2,005 Americans between ages 18-40 found 61% of [...]
  By Shari Kruzinski | WSFS Bank With COVID-19 vaccinations underway, restrictions easing and the school year wrapping up, many people are ready to get out of the house and spend their summers traveling again. Whether visiting family and friends, getting back to annual vacations or choosing new destinations to explore, travelers are charting their [...]
By Vernita Dorsey | WSFS Bank It’s no secret Millennial and Gen Z consumers have faced their fair share of adversity from financial crises as they matured from adolescence into adulthood. And while every generation faces financial setbacks, these adverse events have had a profound impact on these younger Americans, affecting their habits and leaving [...]
By Hadriana Lowenkron | The Plug From Black Lives Matter and police brutality, to COVID-19 and racial disparities in public health, millions of people took to the streets last summer to protest injustice. For many Americans, however, their words and posters do not match their financial investments — a disconnect two organizations are attempting to [...]

By Monica Melton | The Plug The racial wealth gap has ballooned after 41% of small Black-owned businesses were forced to shutter because of the coronavirus pandemic. Since 2016, the average white American family has had a net worth of $171,000, ten times the net worth of $17,150 for the average Black family. The pandemic further aggravated systemic racism and financial […]

Vincent Thompson, political correspondent for WURD and host of “City Council Live,” spoke with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney just before he give his annual budget address to City Council.

Introducing “Reality Check with Charles Ellison,” every Monday through Thursday from 4-7pm. Hosted by Charles D. Ellison — veteran political strategist and Philly native — “Reality Check” will discuss issues rippling through the nation’s capitals, state houses and city halls.


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