Recession

August 25, 2015

Will You Retire Debt-Free?

Do you know how much you need in savings to fund your retirement? Are you factoring in your current debts? You may have just assumed that home, […]
August 24, 2015

Consumer Credit Remains Healthy

Consumer credit default rates remained stable during the month of July, according to credit bureau Experian, which expected them to continue to remain level – even […]
August 21, 2015

Frugal Fairy? Tooth Fairy Paying Out Less This Year

The Federal Reserve may have one more reason to worry about not hitting its inflation target. In its 6th annual Tooth Fairy survey, Visa found that American children are paid […]
August 17, 2015

Back-to-School Shopping: In-Store or Online?

American parents with kids in kindergarten through 12th grade will spend an estimated $24.9 billion back-to-school shopping this year. From pencils and folders to that all […]
August 11, 2015

A New First: Americans Spend More on Eating Out Than Groceries

Pass the menu, hold the shopping cart.  Grocery stores are finding it harder to make headway with shoppers as a surge in spending at restaurants over the past […]
August 6, 2015

Home Ownership at Lowest Level in Almost 50 Years

The U.S. homeownership rate fell to 63.4% in the second quarter of 2015, according to the U.S. Census. That is down from 63.7% in the first […]
July 30, 2015

Bad Money Moves from the Last Decade

The 2000s gave us the iPod, Beyonce’s solo career, the dawn of American Idol, and the first Toyota Prius.  But the 2000s also brought us the housing […]
July 23, 2015

Foreclosures Dip Below Pre-Crisis Levels

Foreclosure volume was down 3% for the first 6 months of 2015 compared with the same time span last year, a new report from RealtyTrac found.  […]
July 20, 2015

Regional Banks Turn 2Q into a Fee-for-All

Looking for a bright spot among regional banks’ so-so results in the first week of earnings season?  Try fee income.  M&T Bank, PNC Financial Services Group […]