Jack Caporal is an analyst and writer with The Motley Fool research team. He previously followed business and economic trends as a reporter and policy analyst in Washington, D.C. You can now find him in Colorado, on either the hiking trail or the ski lift, or keeping up with his hometown Boston sports teams.
Jack's Recent Articles
Auditing America's Financial Health
Feb 8, 2023
After years of improvement, America's financial health has declined heading into 2023. The average financial well-being score in February 2022 was 51.1, down from 52.4 …
81% of Americans With Financial New Year's Resolutions See Inflation as a Spoiler
Nov 28, 2022
See the latest poll on top financial resolution ideas like paying off debt, saving & investing, and the New Year's goal obstacles Americans face in …
How Will Climate Change Impact Homeowners Insurance in All 50 States?
Apr 29, 2022
How Record Gas Prices Could Impact Your Budget
Mar 25, 2022
How could record gas primes impact your budget? Many Americans could see reduced spending or saving.
52% of Americans Say Secret Spending or Lying About Money Is Cheating
Feb 10, 2022
Most Americans thinks secret spending or lying about money counts as cheating in a relationship. Find out what else Americans think about financial infidelity.
The NFT Market: Average NFT Prices, Largest Marketplaces, and More
Feb 7, 2022
The NFT market has exploded in recent years -- but just how big is it? What do NFTs cost? And what are the most expensive …
The Largest Brokerage Firms in 2022
Dec 30, 2021
Vanguard is the largest brokerage firm by assets under management and active investment accounts accounts, with $8.1 trillion in AUM as of March 2022 and …
The Homeowners Insurance Discounts That Save You the Most, Ranked
Nov 22, 2021
Homeowners insurance discounts can save you a lot -- we dug into the data to find out exactly how much each one will likely save …
Credit Union vs. Retail Bank Mortgage and Interest Rates
Oct 26, 2021
Who has better interest rates, credit unions or banks? We looked at data from the past 10 years to find the answer.
This Is How Credit Card Companies Hauled in $176 Billion in 2020
Oct 6, 2021
Credit card companies earned $176 billion in 2020. Here's how they did it, with specific examples from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and more.
Millennial Home Buyers Are Changing the Home-Buying Process: 39% of Millennials Are Comfortable Buying a Home Online
Sep 27, 2021
Digitally savvy millennials are changing how Americans buy homes. We report on the statistics, including digital home-buying and priorities, here.
Millennials Account for 37% of Homebuyers, Over 50% of New Mortgages
Sep 17, 2021
Millennials are the largest homebuying generation, but they also face some distinct difficulties. We dig into the data to see how millennials are navigating the …
How Do Current Mortgage Rates Compare to Average Historical Mortgage Rates?
Sep 10, 2021
Average mortgage rates have been at all-time lows in 2021, but how do they compared to historical mortgage rates? We dig into the data to …
The 2021 Housing Market: 89% of Properties Sell in a Month
Jul 29, 2021
The 2021 housing market is red-hot. Sellers are getting an average of four offers on their homes, and the average time on the market is …
Average Down Payment on a House 2021: $27,850
Jun 16, 2021
The median down payment on a house is $28,750. Want more down payment statistics? We have them right here.
The Financial Health of Same-Sex Couples and LGBTQ Americans
Jun 4, 2021
Same-sex couples and LGTBQ individuals face unique financial challenges. We've gathered the latest statistics to create a comprehensive picture of their financial health.
Study: Over 46 Million Americans Likely to Buy Crypto in the Next Year
May 18, 2021
Would Americans accept their salary in cryptocurrency? Do investors think it's too late to profit on crypto? We asked 2,000 Americans to find the answers …
The Real Cost of Renting vs. Owning -- What Does It Cost to Buy?
Apr 29, 2021
Many renters are considering becoming first-time homebuyers. But how much more expensive is it really to own a home than it is to rent? We …
Average American Household Debt in 2022: Facts and Figures
Nov 18, 2020
Curious how much debt the average American carries in 2022 and how it compares to recent years? Read on to find all the latest information …
Average Closing Costs: What Will You Pay?
Sep 28, 2020
What are the average closing costs in the United States? What's included in closing costs? We have state-by-state figures to give you the best data.
Average House Price by State in 2022
Aug 5, 2020
What's the average house price in the U.S.? How about the typical single-family home value in your state? We did the research to find out.
Study: The Most Socially Equitable Cities in the U.S.
Feb 27, 2020
Is your city socially equitable? Do you think your community does a good job taking care of its members? We used six factors to rank …
Are You Well-Paid? Compare Your Salary to the Average U.S. Income
Feb 19, 2020
What's the average salary in the U.S.? What's the median income for men and women? Which professions make the most? Read on to find out …
2022 Tax Refunds: When Will I Get My Tax Refund?
Feb 3, 2020
The average tax refund in 2022 was $3,039. That's up 7.5% from 2021, when the average tax return was $2,827.
American Households' Average Monthly Expenses: $5,577
Jan 23, 2020
The average monthly expenses for an American household is $5,577. But where does that all go? Read on to find out how much we spend …
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Statistics
Nov 22, 2019
Are bankruptcies increasing or decreasing? Who files bankruptcy the most? Find the answers and more in these Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy statistics.
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