New Survey Shows Complacency About Identity Protection
According to Javelin Strategy and Research, identity theft has risen for four consecutive years. Approximately 16.7 million people were victims of identity theft in 2017, accounting for $16.8 billion in losses. Given constant news stories about security breaches, there’s no indication that 2018 will break that trend. Read More
According to the G.19 Consumer Credit Report recently released by the Federal Reserve, America’s total student loan debt has topped $1.5 billion – and we are having trouble paying off that debt. At of the end of 2017, a whopping 11 percent of student loans were either ninety days delinquent or in default. Read More
A new government report provides both good news and bad news about America’s massive consumer debt load.
The bad news: America’s total consumer debt continues to rise.
According to May’s G.19 Consumer Credit Report from the Federal Reserve, combined (revolving and nonrevolving) outstanding debt rose by $11.7 billion in March to reach $3.875 trillion – continuing a string of monthly debt increases that goes back to January 2016.
The March increase equates to a 3.6 percent annualized debt growth. Read More