Asheville

Don't bother wondering why your friends seem to have nicer homes, cars, and vacations — there's only one measurement that matters

Basing your spending off how your friends spend their money is a huge mistake to make.  Large spenders may also be building crippling debt.  

You won't find a real answer to how you're doing in a Federal Reserve survey or a social media feed.  You will find it by measuring yourself against rules of thumb, refined over decades and endorsed by financial pros  that point the way toward true financial health. 

Start with these:

State of emergency in N.C. over expected gas shortage

Governor McCrory's office declared a state of emergency in North Carolina due to the gas shortage expected from a major pipeline burst in Alabama.

Officials believe six states--North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama--are all facing possible shortages due to the spill.

Throughout the region, gas prices are going up and lines at the gas stations are long as people rush to fill up their tanks before the supply is gone.  

National study finds Asheville housing market unsustainable

Housing prices are rising much more quickly than wages in the Asheville area.  Experts agree this is negative, but they don't know what the ultimate consequences will be.

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