I propose that a specialized set of math courses be created for journalism schools. That way, when j-schoolers graduate and become reporters, they can keep their pants on when the nation's foreclosure rate "soars" to 0.118%. (That's last month's figure; one foreclosure out of every 884 houses.)
Foreclosure is serious, (even when it's one in 800) and it's great that there are housing counseling agencies ready to help those in trouble. A big part of my career is about helping people avoid problems like foreclosure by budgeting and saving to be prepared for emergencies.
We need to be concerned about rising foreclosures. But we also need some perspective. The world isn't ending. Yet.