Recession

August 6, 2014

Consumers Spending More, Just Not on Things They Want

Slightly less than half of all Americans (45%) report spending more than they did a year ago, while 18% report spending less. A closer look at […]
August 1, 2014

35% of Americans Reported to Debt Collections

More than 35% of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released by the Urban Institute. […]
July 30, 2014

Another Real Estate Bubble?

With mounting indicators clearly showing that the so-called housing recovery was just an illusion, and many housing industry pundits who formerly touted the validity of said […]
July 29, 2014

Spending More Can Save You Money

It stands to reason that some people might believe that limiting their spending will help them to save money, and in some ways, they’re right. The […]
July 25, 2014

Double-Whammy Coming to Housing Market Next Year

Interest rate resets on many home loan modifications and home equity lines of credit seem to be on a collision course that may create a hardship […]
July 22, 2014

4 Ways to Ruin Your Retirement Plan

Yesterday, we ran an article discussing the importance of retirement plans and the importance of saving enough.  Saving for retirement is a journey that can easily […]
July 21, 2014

Nest Egg News: The Good and the Bad

We’ll give you the good news first: The average worker’s 401(k) balance reached record highs in 2013. The rub? At least half of American employees still […]
July 18, 2014

"Normal" Housing Levels Still a Ways Off

Consumer confidence in the housing market has trended upward significantly during the recovery but continues to be less than needed to return to “normal” housing levels, […]