Employment

April 14, 2017

Average Retirement Savings is Inadequate

Most American families, even those close to retirement, have little or no retirement savings.  Not surprisingly, younger families have less stashed away. According to a report from the Economic Policy […]
April 13, 2017

Consumer Optimism Surges in March

Consumers continued growing more optimistic in March, however much of the increasing sentiment is due to changed evaluative criteria, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted […]
April 11, 2017

Home Equity Loans on the Rise

Mortgage lenders, along with borrowers, are starting to welcome home equity lines of credit back into the market after the loan product began to disappear in […]
April 10, 2017

Auto Loan Defaults Not Likely to Cause Next Bubble

An increase in the delinquency of risky auto loans probably won’t send the U.S. economy into the doldrums the way the mortgage loan crisis did in […]
April 7, 2017

What to Buy in April

It’s officially spring, and retailers are preparing for warm weather and hotter sales. In April consumers will find deals on everything from travel to jewelry, as […]
April 6, 2017

Bank Card and Mortgage Defaults Tick Upward

Data from the recent S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices report shows the composite rate up two basis points from last month at 0.94% in February. The […]
April 5, 2017

Tappable Equity Hits 10-Year High

An annual home price appreciation of 5.5% during 2016 helped to increase the number of mortgage holders with tappable equity to 39.5 million, according to new […]
April 4, 2017

Prime Target: Cybercriminals Set Sights on Tax Pros

According to security experts, tax preparers are a special target for cybercriminals.  Tax preparers make perfect targets because their hard drives hum with “personal identifiable information” – […]
April 3, 2017

The Housing Crisis: 10 Years Later

CoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later, in which they examined the years leading up to the crisis all the way […]