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June 9, 2017

Beige Book: Slower Growth, Less Optimism

Economic growth slowed across parts of the U.S. in recent weeks, and some firms have become a bit less optimistic about the future, according to a […]
June 6, 2017

73% of Americans Have Financial Regrets

Nearly 3-in-4 U.S. adults have financial regrets, according to a new Bankrate.com report. The most common is not saving for retirement early enough, followed by not […]
June 2, 2017

What to Buy in June

Warm weather, wedding season, and hurricane season all bring discounts in June. Consumers will also find continuing sales on some items that were good deals in […]
May 23, 2017

Household Debt Hits New Record

Household debt is topping its 2008 peak prior to the housing crash. Total household debt has risen to $12.73 trillion in the first quarter, the Federal […]
May 19, 2017

American Households Spend 53% of Its Income On These Expenses

If there’s one fairly steady theme over the past couple of decades, it’s that consumers are saving less of their income and their household budgets are […]
May 15, 2017

Bank Card Default Rate Increases, Auto Loan Defaults Down

The S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, shows the composite rate unchanged from last month at 0.94% in […]
May 11, 2017

Fannie Mae Changes Affect Borrowers With Student Loans

Fannie Mae has recently outlined changes in the way lenders can qualify potential borrowers who have student loan debt.  The policy change is designed to make it easier […]
May 9, 2017

Millennials’ Debt Load Could Weigh Down Economy

Millennials — 21 to 34-year-olds — hold an estimated $1.1 trillion of the country’s $3.6 trillion in consumer debt, according to UBS, as rising student and […]
May 5, 2017

What to Buy in May

As warm weather moves in and the school year winds down, May is the time to prepare for summer celebrations. Stock up for graduation parties and […]