October 20, 2017

Banks Prepare for Credit Card Defaults

Credit card delinquencies increased for three consecutive months, adding to signs that consumers in the U.S. are having a tough time paying their debt.  According to recent […]
June 12, 2017

Banks See Slower Loan Growth, Higher Charge-Offs

FDIC-insured banks reported that the pace of loan growth slowed in the first quarter and that charge-offs on loans to individuals increased. But banks still recorded […]
May 12, 2016

Marketplace Lending Can Thrive with Innovation

For most consumers, the relationship with a marketplace lender begins and ends with getting a personal loan.  But what if, like Google and Amazon before them, […]
January 8, 2013

Housing predictions for 2013

The bust of the housing market five years ago created one of the cheapest times to buy. Across many parts of the U.S., including some of the […]
September 20, 2011

6 Credit Report Items That Scare Lenders

You pay your bills on time and never miss a payment. If you’re still having trouble with credit, something on your credit report could be scaring […]
August 10, 2011

U.S. Debt Downgrade – How Will It Affect Me?

Lawmakers weren’t able to prevent the country from losing its coveted AAA debt rating.  Although the downgrade late Friday by Standard & Poor’s was historic, it […]
August 2, 2011

Freaking Out About the Economy

All over America, restlessness and frustration are growing. It has now been almost three years since the great financial crash of 2008, and yet the U.S. […]
September 1, 2010

Money 101: Life Lessons for Kids

Did you know … The average college graduate has nearly $20,000 in debt? Nearly one in five 18 to 24year-olds is in “debt hardship?” Undergraduates are […]