Posted: February 28th, 2017
Discuss the following in regard to your household at the time of your purchase: Were you employed? Was the economy growing or contracting (recession)? If you were employed, did you take into consideration the risk that you might lose your job if a recession occurred during the period of your loan pay-back? A basic assumption of consumers making purchases of large items requiring financing is that their household cash flow will be adequate to cover the monthly loan payments. For most Americans, this also means assuming continuation of their present wages. But many jobs are sensitive to rises and falls in the business cycle, as witnessed by the 10% unemployment rate of the past “Great Recession.”
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