Recession

January 5, 2016

Holiday Retail Sales Get Boost From Online Shopping, Gas Prices

After years of recessionary belt tightening, consumers spent 7.9% more than last year during the dash between Black Friday and Christmas Eve and ponied up for […]
January 4, 2016

Is the U.S. Economy Becoming More Vulnerable?

The risk of a US recession over a two- to three-year horizon has “increased materially,” according to JPMorgan strategists led by Bruce Kasman.  In a recent […]
January 1, 2016

2016: Money Trends to Watch

We may not have a financial crystal ball, but we do have a pretty good idea of what’s going on with Americans and their money.  Dave […]
December 31, 2015

Cheers to a Financially Productive New Year

Looking to start your New Year with a bang?  Here are 7 simple things you can do to get 2016 off to a solid financial start. […]
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 […]