Whatcom bankruptcies continue to drop, but are residents still financially stressed?

The Bellingham Herald

If household debt is rising in Whatcom County, that is something to monitor, said Hart Hodges, director at Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research. More debt can work if income is going up so that it can be serviced appropriately, and that can be a sign of confidence. But it’s not good if economic conditions change, he added.

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