Recession

February 16, 2016

Tax Time: DIY or Professional?

Tax time is here again. Will you owe money to the IRS, or will they owe you a refund? With the U.S. tax code spanning 74,000 pages and […]
February 15, 2016

Money Lessons From Our Past Presidents

Regardless of your political stance and your opinions of the upcoming United States 2016 presidential election, you’ve got to agree that being the president of the […]
February 11, 2016

Sub-Prime Mortgage Growth Steady

First-mortgage originations for subprime borrowers, consumers with an Equifax Risk Score of 620 or below, showed steady growth last year from January to October, with more […]
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 […]