- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)4
One of the biggest news stories of 2007 was about home mortgages. Much of the blame for this economic crisis has been placed on lenders willing to make easy loans in a booming housing market. Some the blame, however, needs to be placed on borrowers who still don't understand the "no free lunch" school of economics.
Economists are reluctant to say officially that today's financial situation is a recession, but for thousands of Americans who thought they "owned" their over-mortgaged homes, the future is even bleaker than a recession. They will lose those houses and likely everything they've invested in them.
Buyers who take on huge financial responsibilities without taking stock of what easy credit can do to them have set themselves up for disaster.