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November 28, 2016

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Online Sales Top Forecasts

Black Friday’s blockbuster online sales don’t appear to have come at Cyber Monday’s expense.  As of 10 a.m., retail websites had raked in $540 million on […]
November 25, 2016

2016 Black Friday & Holiday Spending Predictions

The holidays (and holiday shopping) are officially here!  Today is Black Friday and Cyber Monday is just three days away.  Thus begins the month-long sprint to […]
November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016 vs.1966: A Comparison

Today is Thanksgiving, a time when Americans gather with family and loved ones to share a traditional meal. Thanksgiving Day, November 24, has remained the same since […]
November 21, 2016

Budgeting for a Stress-Free Holiday

As the holiday season approaches, life can get downright crazy. Shopping, parties, school programs, buying groceries. With everything on your mind and on your calendar, it’s […]
November 16, 2016

Is the Future of the CFPB at Stake?

Republican lawmakers and big names on Wall Street have been trying to weaken or abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau since it was created more than five years […]
November 15, 2016

U.S. Mortgage Rates Rise Post Election

The average interest rate on U.S. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to its highest level in five months with rising Treasury yields, according to mortgage finance agency […]
November 14, 2016

How Will Trump’s Win Affect the 2017 Mortgage Industry?

Rising interest rates will trigger a downturn in refinance activity in 2017, while purchase originations will rise, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s most recent industry […]
November 11, 2016

33% of Rehabbed Student Loans to Go Back Into Default

A new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, found that 1 in 3 student-loan borrowers with very low incomes who have “cured” a loan in […]