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Economic Birth Control : Steady Decline In Births Since Start Of Recession

A new study out by The Pew Research Center shows a correlation between a decline in the economy and birth rates. Apparently since 2008 there has been a sharp decline in not only our economy but also fertility rates in the United States. In 2007 the United States hit 4,316,233 births, a record high number, but since that time the ... Read More »

    Is Your Job Loss A Hallmark Moment?

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    You’ll see six new greeting cards in your local Hallmark stores designated strictly to job less and the recession. That’s right, recession cards! I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Recession Day “holiday” pop up in their books soon. With the unemployment rate in this country at a staggering 9.1 percent (14 million people) it’s likely you know someone who ... Read More »

      Would it Be Better For Banks to Lend With More Care or Lend With Abandon?

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      I was reading It’s Official: You Can’t Blame Banks For Not Lending Anymore and the statement was made: There’s also the possibility that, while there is less of a demand for new debt, banks are also on the brink of tightening lending standards again, worried about new capital requirements from the Fed and Basel III. That could slow down the ... Read More »

        Complaints About Bill Collectors Rocket as Debt Collectors Get Tough

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        A story by CNN today makes my article on How to Hide From Debt Collection, the Debt Collector and Creditors even more timely. After several years in which Americans were buying stuff on credit they couldn’t afford, a rapidly increasing number are complaining about getting harassed and abused by bill collectors. Nearly 71,000 people filed such complaints with the Federal ... Read More »

          Thirty Five Years Latter And Been There Before

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          The Elkhart Project that MSNBC is working on managed to resurrect some news stories from 1973 and I just watched them. It is frighteningly uncanny how they mirror the messages that we are all dealing with today on getting by, job loss, foreclosure, and repossession. A good reminder that while times feel grim right now, that the economy moves in ... Read More »

            The Elkhart Project – Putting Faces on Debt

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            I saw a tweet from @newmediajim about an interesting project between MSNBC and The Elkhart Truth. These two news organizations are going to provide long-term coverage on the city of Elkhart, Ind. to provide perspective on the national recession. It is a great idea and another interesting media sharing project to help media outlets share costs and overhead while delivering ... Read More »

              Hardships Past Haunt Europe’s Search for Financial Safety

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              Hardships Past Haunt Europe’s Search for Financial Safety New York Times, United States - 6 minutes ago Even when it comes to the British, who look more like Americans in terms of credit card debt and mortgage exposure, only about 20 percent of them have ... Read More »

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