The History of the Stock Exchange

Today the stock market is an integral part of our economy, and it is hard to imagine a time when it didn’t exist. That time was over 300 years ago. But, towards the end of the 17th century, when trading…

Will Our Economy Recover?

Although positive news about the economy is beginning to become more prevalent, many people feel that the United States economy remains mired in the doldrums. Government debt continues to expand, housing values continue dropping, energy prices remain volatile and people…

What is a short sale?

In this volatile economy, foreclosure rates are sky rocketing. For a home owner, their last chance at avoiding a foreclosure is a short sale. For the buyer, that can be tough situation to move into. The decision to put an…

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What`s Next For The Housing Market?

Experts tend to agree that 2012 will see home prices rising slightly. Coming from Fiserv, a firm that accurately predicted that 2011 home values would drop, there’s a good chance that this prediction isn’t too far off the mark. On…

5 Ways to Stretch Your Grocery Budget

With the economy we have right now, it is important that we learn how to maximize our income. We can do this by being more careful with how we use our money. There are things that we can live without.…

4 Indicators That Predict Rising Gold Prices

Over the last few years, gold has experienced a sudden price spike, similar to what occurred in the 1980’s. As of today (Nov 3, 2011), gold sits at $1762 an ounce, which is down $134 from an all time high…

How the Economy Has Affected Mortgage Rates

During the past few years we’ve seen the housing market take a plunge downward as lower mortgage rates have remained in place, while the economy has desperately tried to recover. Recently there has been a slight increase in the mortgage…

The Coming Credit Card Debt Apocalypse

At the worst possible time for millions of Americans struggling to feed their families and maintain their residences amidst a still stifling post recessionary economy — much of the United States still besieged by ruined markets and bleak financial indicators…

Crime Trends and the Economy in 2010

When the economy isn’t at its highest levels, more people are out of work, financial hardships are increasing, and more spare time is readily available, one would assume that crime rates would increase, and vice versa; when the economy is…

The Economy and Personal Debt

The UK economy appears to have finally escaped the spectra of recession, but growth remains low.  The latest snapshot from the National Institute for GDP indicate a slowdown in month on month growth, which it said showed a “picture of…