Business

January 17, 2018

Credit Card Debt Is Back to Pre-Recession Level

Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported that outstanding consumer credit card debt last year had surpassed the peak set during the recession.  Credit card […]
January 16, 2018

Consumer Confidence Near 17-Year High

Americans ended 2017 feeling very good about the economy.  Consumer confidence hit 122.1 in December, slightly below the 17-year high set in November, 128.6, according to […]
January 3, 2018

Hurricanes Weigh on Consumer Confidence

Americans became less confident in the economy after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma swept across Florida and South Texas, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted […]
January 3, 2018

Foreclosure Activity Plunges to 11-Year Low

Foreclosure activity hit an 11-year low in this year’s third quarter, as an improving economy and stricter mortgage standards helped stabilize the housing market to pre-2008 levels.  ATTOM Data Solutions […]
January 3, 2018

Delinquency Rate Continues at 10-year Low

CoreLogic released its latest Loan Performance Insights report on national foreclosure and delinquency activity earlier this month.  According to the report, the share of mortgages that […]
January 3, 2018

Best and Worst States for Consumer Credit Scores

Consumer credit varies nationally due to regional variations in income and the cost of living.  According to a new study from LendEDU and Experian, the Northeast […]
December 24, 2017

A Jolly Holiday: Spending Up 3.6% This Season

Consumers are getting into the holiday spirit with plans to spend more this year than any previous year, according to an annual report by the National […]
December 23, 2017

Retailers Have Strongest Holiday Sales in 7 Years

With just two shopping days until Christmas, upbeat US consumers are spending their way to the best retail holiday shopping season in 7 years.  But shoppers will […]
December 22, 2017

2017 Holiday Tipping Guide: How Much, and to Whom

Between shopping for gifts, wrapping, baking, booking travel, and buying enough groceries to feed all your houseguests, it’s easy to forget about one other holiday-related cost: […]