Recession

December 30, 2015

2016: What's Ahead for Small Business Lending

When we look back at small business lending in 2015, bigger has been better for entrepreneurs in search of capital. Along those lines, higher interest rates […]
December 22, 2015

Retailers Dreaming of a Late Christmas

Retailers this week are wishing for a late Christmas – as in a holiday where everyone waits until the last minute to shop. Stores around the […]
December 18, 2015

Should Auld (Financial) Predictions Be Forgot?

We all know the old saying: Time in the market, not market timing.  But as the year comes to an end, and the New Year financial […]
December 10, 2015

Student Debt Impacts Home Ownership

A new report based on research from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies indicates student loans has a potentially strong impact on consumers seeking to move […]
December 3, 2015

Auto Lending Hits New Record, Refuels Subprime Fears

U.S. consumers are shouldering record levels of debt to get behind the wheel of an automobile.  In the third quarter, the amount of automotive debt outstanding […]
December 2, 2015

Experian Study Provides U.S. Credit Report Card

Experian recently released findings from its 6th annual State of Credit study, showing that the national credit score increased by 3 points over the last year and by […]
November 25, 2015

It's Getting Cheaper To Buy A Home

Earlier this year, the Federal Housing Administration began reducing mortgage insurance premiums on its loans by an average of $900 a year. While the FHA loans […]
November 24, 2015

What Retirement Looks Like Today

Baby boomers are not embracing traditional retirement as we know it. In fact, the time-honored idea of packing up your desk and retiring to a beach […]
November 20, 2015

Can Churches and Nonprofits Boost Homeownership?

As part of a broader effort to attract more potential borrowers to its 3% down payment home loan product, the government-sponsored Freddie Mac is reaching out […]