Tag Archives: finance

Mortgage Applications Decreased in Latest Weekly Survey

by Calculated Risk on 2/01/2023 07:00:00 AM From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage applications decreased 9.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 27, 2023. … The Refinance …

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How to Know When It’s Time to Call a Financial Advisor

Photo: G-Stock Studio (Shutterstock) With so many do-it-yourself personal finance tools at your fingertips, you might not even consider the need to enlist the help of a real-life financial advisor. From getting out of debt to investing in your retirement, how can you tell which financial milestones are worth the …

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community colleges make their pitch to wary lawmakers

Dustin Bell talks about machining The blinding flame comes screaming out of Claire Simmons’ welding torch, stitching two metal joints together in surgical precision.  It’s an 150-AMP welder’s MIG-Gun, wired to a 350-Watt generator, out of which fires a 6,500-degree flame – a blue beam three times …

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A Few Comments on Q4 GDP and Investment

by Calculated Risk on 1/26/2023 01:47:00 PM Note: The first two graphs – Investment Contributions and Residential Investment as a percent of GDP – are useful in predicting Fed induced recessions. RI as a percent of GDP usually turns down well in advance of a recession. This is something I’m …

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You Can Save so Much Money at Salvage Stores

Photo: Sunshower Shots (Shutterstock) The early months of 2022 saw a big uptick in this secondary market industry, as many big retailers’ shipments had been stuck on cargo ships and then arrived all at once. Many of those retailers offloaded a lot of that excess product to salvage stores and …

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