Recession

February 10, 2016

Strategic Default: By the Numbers

The rate of home price recovery during the 7 years that a foreclosure remains on a consumer’s credit report is one measure of whether borrowers who […]
February 9, 2016

Bankruptcy Filings Decline Again

U.S. bankruptcy filings reached 52,522 in January, 11% lower than 59,092 filings in January 2015, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute.  There were an average of […]
February 4, 2016

Debt Collectors Returned $45 Billion Back To U.S. Economy

Consumers, creditors, and the economy as a whole benefit from the existence of the professional debt collection industry, according to the newest white paper from the Association of Credit and […]
February 3, 2016

Following a Stellar Year, Housing Market Will Struggle in ’16

Warmer weather heated up housing activity at the end of 2015 to help make it the best year for sales of new single-family homes since 2007. […]
February 2, 2016

Multi-Family Boom Busts Renters’ Wallets

The booming multifamily mortgage market has risen to new heights, passing the lofty $1 trillion mark. But while that may mean flourishing times for apartment lenders, […]
January 15, 2016

What are the Hardest Working States in the U.S.?

America has long been known as the land of opportunity.  It’s the one place in the world where if you bare down and work your nose […]
January 14, 2016

How to Save for Retirement AND Pay Off Student Loans

Between rent, transportation, food, recreation, and, the cherry on top – student loans  – recent graduates have tons of expenses. The burden of paying off life’s […]
January 12, 2016

Both Insured and Uninsured Struggle with Medical Debt

Both consumers with health insurance and those lacking any coverage are reporting problems paying medical bills, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and […]
January 8, 2016

5 New Ways to Manage Your Money

Can’t seem to keep a budget? Don’t be too hard on yourself – you’re not alone. Only 1 in 3 Americans say they have a detailed […]