Finance

March 22, 2017

Builder Confidence at Highest Level in 12 Years

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped six points to a level of 71 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing […]
March 21, 2017

Student Loan Debt: A $1.3 Trillion Crisis

According to the New York Federal Reserve, U.S. student loan debt has soared to $1.3 trillion becoming the second highest consumer debt category, more than both […]
March 20, 2017

Consumer Sentiment Rises to New High

Consumer confidence rose in March as Americans were more satisfied than any time in 16 years with the current state of their finances and the economy, […]
March 17, 2017

Luck of the Irish Will Bring “Gold” to Retailers

Americans will spend more than ever as they put on their favorite green outfits to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, the National Retail Federation said […]
March 16, 2017

Average Mortgage Loan Size Hits All-Time High

The average loan size for purchase mortgage applications hit an all-time high last week, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.  The MBA’s Weekly […]
March 15, 2017

Retirees Will Influence Future Consumer Spending

Major demographic shifts over the next decade will have a dramatic affect on U.S. consumer spending – which in turn will influence the overall economy, specific […]
March 14, 2017

Millennials Locked Out of Housing Market Again

For quite some time, we’ve heard that Millennials have put off buying a home.  These reasons include student debt load, tighter lending standards, and simply not wanting […]
March 13, 2017

Landlords Take Over the Housing Market

As rising home prices, slow new home construction, and demographic shifts push homeownership rates to 50-year lows, the U.S. is increasingly a country of renters – and landlords.  […]
March 10, 2017

What to Buy in March

The weather in March may be variable, but retailers stick to a seasonal schedule no matter what – and that means savings for smart consumers. March […]