About 3 months ago

03/15/2019 - If You’re Self-Employed Or A ‘Gig’ Worker, Getting A Mortgage Just Got Easier

– The Washington Post
As of last week, the two largest sources of mortgage money in the United States – investors Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae – have deployed remarkable new technology that automates underwriting for applicants who are self-employed or have significant side income from so-called “gig economy” jobs.
 The Wall Street Journal
Despite Walmart’s resources and more than 1.5 million U.S. workers, it mainly relies on a patchwork of independent companies to expand its delivery services as quickly, broadly and cheaply as possible. For drivers at those delivery firms, the economics of shuttling Walmart’s and other grocers’ orders don’t always make sense.
– The New York Times
It’s not difficult to view hustle culture as a swindle. After all, convincing a generation of workers to beaver away is convenient for those at the top.
– The Wall Street Journal
Tepid inflation and rising wages are leaving extra dollars in the pockets of American workers.