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Notices of default jump 128 percent in Nevada

Lenders filed 1,037 notices of default to start foreclosure proceedings in July, up 128 percent from July 2013, RealtyTrac reported. It’s the highest number of starts since October, when the state’s Homeowners Bill of Rights took effect and put new restrictions on banks looking to foreclose.

Is your retirement (still) secure?

Has watching the morning news or reading the daily business journals become a source of anxiety to you? Unless you live in a media-free world, it is unlikely that the recent market volatility has escaped your attention. And if you’re among the millions of Americans who are saving for retirement, the steady decline in your account balances is very likely causing you a great deal of concern.