Economy

Housing Played Role in Post-Recession Economic Expansion

By Candy's Dirt / July 23, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports It’s no secret that housing took a huge hit during the last recession. But during this long period of economic expansion that followed — a record 121 months as of July 2019 — how did the market fare? A special CoreLogic report, “The Role of Housing in the Longest Economic Expansion,” takes […]

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More Than Half of Americans Losing Sleep Over Money Issues

By Candy's Dirt / July 7, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports More than half of U.S. adults say they’ve lost sleep over at least one money issue, according to a new Bankrate.com report.  That includes 18 percent who say they’ve lost sleep over worries they’d be unable to pay their mortgage or rent. In fact, that number is up from last year’s 12 […]

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Americans Want to Save Enough to Retire, But Doubt It Will Happen

By Candy's Dirt / June 29, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports Not quite 20 percent of Americans surveyed by LendEDU said their goal was to save enough to retire one day, but almost 40 percent of them felt that goal was unattainable. The survey was released earlier this month, and polled 1,000 Americans to understand their financial goals and their confidence that they […]

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New Bankrate Survey: Two-Thirds Say Home Worth More After Recession

By Candy's Dirt / June 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

From staff reports About two-thirds of homeowners who are still living the same house they were in 10 years ago when the Great Recession began have reported that their home is worth more now, a new Bankrate survey revealed. The survey found that 23 percent said the value is about the same as it was […]

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When Homes Shrink, What Does It Mean For the Economy?

By Bethany Erickson / June 1, 2019 / 0 Comments
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It was a Tweet that had us sitting up and paying attention, as the National Association of Home Builders pointed out last week that although homes got slightly larger from the fourth quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019, sizes are still declining. Median new single-family home floor area ticked up to 2,355 […]

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How Hard Is It To Sock Away a Six-Month Emergency Fund in Dallas?

By Candy's Dirt / May 18, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports It takes more than two years to sock away enough money to address a six-month emergency fund in the Dallas metro area, a new Bankrate.com report revealed. The area ranks 15th hardest of the top 50 metros when it comes to building a six-month emergency savings fund. That fund would be able […]

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