All articles tagged: “Economy” (Page: 2)

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5 Takeaways from the 2015 Credit Card Landscape Report

5 Takeaways from the 2015 Credit Card Landscape Report

A traditional finance study may not seem like interesting reading, but we can learn a great deal about the typical U.S. consumer and the state of... read more »

Linsey Knerl

By: Linsey Knerl • 4/10/15

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How Does the U.S. Government Calculate the National Debt?

How Does the U.S. Government Calculate the National Debt?

Experts can’t agree on the exact number, but analysts say the average American household has between $8,000 and $12,000 in debt, based on several... read more »

Gina Roberts-Grey

By: Gina Roberts-Grey • 3/9/15

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The 20 Hardest-Working Cities in America

The 20 Hardest-Working Cities in America

Over the past decade, there’s been quite a lot of talk about consumers’ stagnating wages — not only because the average American citizen’s income... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 3/5/15

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Total Student Loan Debt Climbs to $1.16 Trillion

Total Student Loan Debt Climbs to $1.16 Trillion

Americans are in debt…a lot of debt at that. Adding insult to injury is the news that the mountain of debt facing the average American household... read more »

Gina Roberts-Grey

By: Gina Roberts-Grey • 2/24/15

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Underwater: Household Finances After Hurricane Katrina

Underwater: Household Finances After Hurricane Katrina

2005 was a terrible year for New Orleans — Hurricane Katrina, a category five storm and meteorological juggernaut, swept up the Gulf of Mexico... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 2/19/15

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11 Presidents Who Passed Landmark Consumer Finance Laws

11 Presidents Who Passed Landmark Consumer Finance Laws

President’s Day is a time to reflect on the accomplishments and leadership of our past commanders-in-chief. We remember their lives, their words... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 2/16/15

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The 20 Most Dangerous Cities to Own Property

The 20 Most Dangerous Cities to Own Property

Every year, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation releases data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program that shows the number of... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 1/27/15

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How Big Data and Credit Law Could Reinforce Inequality

How Big Data and Credit Law Could Reinforce Inequality

Is big data leveling the playing field in the modern-day consumer credit market, or is it doing more harm than good? This was one of the... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 1/26/15

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America’s 15 Most Financially Irresponsible Cities

America’s 15 Most Financially Irresponsible Cities

Last month, we took at look at some of America’s most financially responsible cities. Drawing on data from Experian’s fifth annual State of... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 1/13/15

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America’s 20 Most Financially Responsible Cities

America’s 20 Most Financially Responsible Cities

Experian recently released its fifth annual State of Credit report, measuring the financial health of more than 200 cities and metropolitan areas... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 12/16/14

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Study Explores the Ottoman Empire’s Upside Down Lending System

Study Explores the Ottoman Empire’s Upside Down Lending System

A pair of researchers from Duke and Chapman Universities wondered: Why did Western Europe become an economic juggernaut, while the Ottoman Empire... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 12/9/14

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Study: Unemployment Insurance Prevented 1.4 Million Foreclosures

Study: Unemployment Insurance Prevented 1.4 Million Foreclosures

The easiest way to get bad credit is by not paying your bills. Anyone who’s missed even a single payment on their credit cards or loans will... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 10/1/14

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“Pound Foolish” Author Critiques Dark Side of Personal Finance

“Pound Foolish” Author Critiques Dark Side of Personal Finance

Acclaimed author and journalist Helaine Olen takes an in-depth look at America’s personal finance industry and its often... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 9/16/14

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80% of Millennials Scared Straight by Recession

80% of Millennials Scared Straight by Recession

The financial crisis and subsequent Great Recession of 2008 appears to shaping the long-term savings strategies of the nation’s youngest... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 7/1/14

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9 Financial TED Talks That Will Blow Your Mind

9 Financial TED Talks That Will Blow Your Mind

An invitation to give a TED Talk is a clear badge of honor in any field and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share views on one of the world’s... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 6/11/14

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NY Fed: Household Debt Up 3rd Straight Quarter

NY Fed: Household Debt Up 3rd Straight Quarter

While many Americans continue to repair their finances following the Great Recession, the overall amount of household debt continues to grow. In... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 5/26/14

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Which County Has the Highest Income Gap?

Which County Has the Highest Income Gap?

Income inequality in America has been out of the headlines for the most part since the Occupy Wall Street movement has died down. But that... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 4/10/14

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Study: Average Consumer Has $27,000 Worth of Debt

Study: Average Consumer Has $27,000 Worth of Debt

Americans know all about consumer debt – sometimes it seems like we almost invented it. But the fact is our neighbors to the north may be even... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 3/17/14

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Credit Crisis Made Worse By Banks That Wouldn’t Take Risks

Credit Crisis Made Worse By Banks That Wouldn’t Take Risks

According to a recent study conducted by a group of Cambridge researchers, the credit crisis of 2008 and beyond may have been made worse by... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 3/6/14

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10 Best Economy Blogs

10 Best Economy Blogs

Our 10 Best Economy Blogs were selected for their strength at providing concise, thoughtful and consistent advice. Understanding the economy goes... read more »

Toby Bower

By: Toby Bower • 2/26/14

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Study Finds Divorce Rates Will Rise as Economy Improves

Study Finds Divorce Rates Will Rise as Economy Improves

As our economy continues to slowly improve from the effects of the Great Recession, most of the news is good. However, one disturbing trend has... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 2/24/14

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Stricter Credit Restrictions Could Hurt Housing Recovery

Stricter Credit Restrictions Could Hurt Housing Recovery

During the U.S. housing bubble, lenders were giving out too many mortgages to unqualified borrowers, which eventually led to a market crash. To... read more »

David Andrew

By: David Andrew • 1/20/14

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Study: Home Values in Big Cities Took Biggest Hit in Recession

Study: Home Values in Big Cities Took Biggest Hit in Recession

We are all aware home values took a big hit during the recession, but some areas were hit harder than others. A recent study by the American... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 1/2/14

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Non-Mortgage Debt Continues to Rise

Non-Mortgage Debt Continues to Rise

The American and Canadian economies have always been pretty closely tied to each other. For this reason, it should be no surprise that consumer... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 12/23/13

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Americans Believe Housing Market Recovery May Be Short-lived

Americans Believe Housing Market Recovery May Be Short-lived

Despite the continued rise in home prices over the past two years, many believe the gains will not last. According to a survey of Americans... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 11/25/13