Consumers’ Financial Fragility Remains Perilous

Data that was released this week by the Federal Reserve Board of New York reminded me of a great line I remember from the original “Men in Black.” Tommy Lee Jones is trying to explain to Will Smith why everyone in the world has not been told that there are …

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Report Projects More Collection Activity in 2021

The collections industry continues to contract and 2020 was a tough year for a lot of companies, but there may be brighter days on the horizon, according to a report released yesterday by TransUnion. The credit reporting agency, in partnership with Aite Group, released a report that predicted the number …

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Consumers Aren’t Great Savers: CFPB Report


Even rich people are having problems paying their bills, according to a new report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Looking at data that from a previously conducted survey, researchers at the CFPB concluded that 40% of all individuals had difficulty paying a bill or covering an expense in …

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