Real Estate

December 19, 2014

Shifts in Debt Create Challengess for ARM Professionals

A recent credit report study from TransUnion found that the composition of loans that people typically carry has materially changed for both the youngest and oldest […]
December 15, 2014

Now or Later? Prioritizing Your Debts

We often hear about good debt and bad debt. That’s probably because we’d all be depressed if financial experts went around referring to bad debt and […]
December 8, 2014

Are Bank Tellers Becoming Extinct?

Tellers long have been one of a bank’s most visible features—the face of the institution for scores of consumers who visited branches on a regular basis. […]
November 21, 2014

Credit Score Measures More Than Your Financial Health

Credit scores – those pesky 3-digit numbers that dictate where you can live, what job you can get, even what cellphone plan you can purchase – are so […]
November 20, 2014

Bank Branches are Fading Away

Bank branch closures are heading for a record year as the industry trims down and services get increasingly electronic.  Institutions have shut 2,599 branches in 2014 […]
November 19, 2014

On the Up and Up: Credit Scores are Rising

The average U.S. consumer credit score increased 2 points from 2013, according to Experian’s Fifth Annual State of Credit study. Americans have an average 666 VantageScore […]
November 14, 2014

Debt Collectors Might Be Calling Your Nana

Gripes about debt collectors are the most common complaint filed by older Americans, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  Collection gripes are roughly 1 […]
November 13, 2014

The Rebirth of Big Banks

It’s been nearly six years since the bankruptcy of financial giant Lehman Brothers, an event that triggered a chain reaction of Chapter 11 filings from some […]