Recession

May 28, 2015

What Debt Collectors Can (and Can't) Do

Let’s face it – debt collectors have a bad reputation. There are numerous unprofessional collectors who give the industry a bad name.  Many lie, yell, intimidate […]
May 22, 2015

Gas Prices Rise for Memorial Day, Still Lowest in Years

Drivers are paying more to fill their gas tanks ahead of the Memorial Day this weekend.  The national average price at the pump is rising just […]
May 21, 2015

A Prescription to Deal With Medical Debt

If you’re facing big bills from a medical emergency, you probably have a million questions: Where do I start? What am I supposed to do? How […]
May 13, 2015

Are You Living Beyond Your Means?

Living beyond your means is pretty easy to do these days, especially since we live in a time when buying on credit has become the norm. […]
May 12, 2015

The Student-Loan Problem Is Worse Than We Thought

Student loans are proving to be a much bigger burden on households than previously thought.  Nearly 1 in 3  (31.5%) Americans who now have to pay down […]
May 11, 2015

New Jersey's Jobs Recovery Lags Far Behind Nation

Nearly every New Jersey county had fewer businesses with fewer employees in 2013 than at the start of the recession, although the numbers have been rising […]
May 7, 2015

Housing Costs Eat Up 50% of Some Renters' Income

According to a recent analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community Partners, more than 1 in 4 U.S. renters have to use at least half their […]
May 6, 2015

Homeownership Out of Reach for 33% of Americans

Home affordability among the least affluent third of Americans has worsened sharply over the past two years, as the housing market has recovered but incomes have […]
May 5, 2015

Homeownership Rate Falls To Lowest Since 1993

The U.S. homeownership rate fell to the lowest level in more than two decades, extending a multi-year decline as rising prices and stagnant wages keep young […]