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10 Best States to Get a Mortgage Loan

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.23.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

GOBankingRates ranked all 50 states based on the local rates offered on 15- and 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) in the first quarter of 2015, weighted with the average home listing price in the state.

10 Best States for First-Time Homebuyers

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

Buying a home is a financial goal that has been delayed for many Americans thanks to the recent recession. With the economy continuing to strengthen in 2015, however, many wannabe homeowners have decided it's time to buy their first homes.

10 Best States For Business

24/7 Wall St. | Thomas C. Frohlich & Alexander Kent & Mark Lieberman | Posted 03.01.2015 | Business

This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St. While the United States was founded on the principle of equality for all people, the 50 states...

10 Worst Run States In America

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess & Thomas C. Frohlich & Alexander Kent & Ashley C. Allen | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business

This story was originally published by 24/7 Wall St. How well run is your state? Assessing a state’s management quality is hardly easy. The curr...

Do You Live In The Most Self-Loathing State In The Nation?

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

A propensity for government scandal and high state taxes might not help Illinois in the eyes of its residents. One in four Illinois residents says...

The Most and Least Fertile States in the U.S.

Napala Pratini | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Napala Pratini

Which states are the most fertile -- and how might the expense of having children and changes in health policy affect women's decision to have children?

America's Most Content States

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 02.23.2014 | Business

The well-being of Americans hasn’t improved in the past six years, and it even declined slightly in 2013, according to a recent Gallup study. While ...

The Most (And Least) Livable States Of The Future

Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living

Ladies and gentlemen, expect a new license plate slogan to roll out shortly; a recent ranking reveals the most livable states of the future. Congratul...

Best States for Retirement 2011

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Your best place to retire depends on highly personal factors. You care about proximity of friends and family, cultural and natural attractions or maybe the presence of a favorite professional sports team.

The 10 Best States For Retirement (PHOTOS)

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

When choosing our 10 best and worst states to retire, we went with the objective.