Recession

March 17, 2016

Will the Luck of the Irish Bring the Green in ’16?

Like all festive occasions, St. Patrick’s Day invites us to spend the green and get into the act of celebration. What does that add up to, […]
March 16, 2016

First Mortgage Debt Jumps to $8.3 Trillion

The total balance of outstanding first mortgages in January jumped to more than $8.3 trillion, an increase of 2.1% year-over-year, according to data from the February […]
March 14, 2016

U.S. Housing Market Stirs Excitement

Recent economic data and corporate earnings reports make it easy to remember why the housing market is expected to be one of the U.S. economy’s bright spots for […]
March 11, 2016

States With the Most Household Debt

Total U.S. household debt continued to climb in the fourth quarter of 2015. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Quarterly Report on Household […]
March 9, 2016

5 Best U.S. Counties to Be a Banker

Since deposits are the starting point of a good banking relationship, you might look to do business in 1 of the 5 states with the highest […]
March 4, 2016

What to Buy in March

The weather may be variable, but retailers stick to a seasonal schedule no matter what, and that means savings for smart consumers. March is the time […]
March 3, 2016

Consumer Debt Rises with Age

Debt held by consumers in the U.S. as they age is rising, according to an analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  From 2003 […]
February 26, 2016

What’s Driving Up Your Grocery Bill?

While Americans have gotten used to price increases on daily necessities over the years, one category in particular has surged recently: your groceries. Basic foods like […]
February 25, 2016

Homebuilder Confidence Declines

Confidence among homebuilders dropped in February to a 9-month low as potential buyers stayed away, interrupting the steady progress residential real estate had built over the […]