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May 16, 2018

Credit Card Usage Hits All-Time High

Credit card use is higher than ever, debt levels are their highest in years, and delinquencies have ticked up, according to recently released TransUnion data.  “With […]
May 15, 2018

Has America’s Debt Load Reached a Tipping Point?

Americans are having more trouble paying their bills these days. Consumer debt experts say this is a red flag that could foreshadow a more widespread economic […]
May 11, 2018

What to Buy in May

As warm weather moves in and the school year winds down, May is the time to prepare for summer celebrations. Stock up for graduation parties and […]
May 7, 2018

Auto Loan Delinquencies Drive Higher

Auto loans to customers with subprime credit ratings (FICO scores below 620) are risky affairs. During good times and endless cheap money, the high interest rates […]
May 2, 2018

Chapter 11 Bankruptcies are Up 63%

New Chapter 11 bankruptcies in the US spiked 63% year-over-year in March to 770 filings, the highest number of filings for any month since April 2011 […]
April 13, 2018

What to Buy in April

It’s officially spring, and retailers are preparing for warm weather and hotter sales. In April consumers will find deals on everything from travel to jewelry, as […]
April 10, 2018

In the Know: All About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Everyone has heard about Bitcoin by now, especially its ability to rise (and fall) by thousands of dollars within a single day. Interest in the virtual […]
March 26, 2018

Retail Property Loans are Trouble Spot

While delinquency rates for commercial mortgage-backed securities were mostly flat to declining in February compared with January, the troubled retail sector is still a sore spot.  […]
March 23, 2018

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy?

An analysis published in Nature Human Behavior used data from the Gallup World Poll to put a price on optimal emotional well-being.  The amount?  Between $60,000 […]