October 31, 2014

By the Numbers: Halloween 2014

Halloween continues to be one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays, with sales expected to hit $7.4 billion this year.  In fact, Halloween is the fourth most […]
October 30, 2014

Apps are Changing the Way We Spend Money

Like corded phones, record players, VCRs, and the Sony Walkman, your grandchildren will one day be amazed by those little plastic things you used to call […]
October 29, 2014

Career Goals Change with Age

A new poll suggests “salary” remains the most important consideration for many career professionals but, following that, factors change considerably according to age.  The survey, conducted […]
October 28, 2014

Millennials Are Right On the Money

If you’ve done any reading on money and happiness, you know that one way to be happier pops up again and again: Spend your money on […]
October 27, 2014

Middle Class Squeeze: 7 Things That Are No Longer Affordable

During debates and speeches, politicians often bring up the financial burden that’s placed on the middle class. So who, exactly is the “middle class?”  In its […]
October 24, 2014

Half of College Students Consider Dropping Out Due to Debt

A new report sheds light on just how burdensome student loan debt is.  According to Citizens Financial Group, 49% of college students considered dropping out of […]
October 23, 2014

What's in Your (Consumer Loan) Wallet?

A new TransUnion study found that the consumer loan wallet – the composition of loans that people typically carry – has materially changed for both the youngest and […]
October 22, 2014

Sorry, Mr. President – Your Card Has Been Declined

The Secret Service is charged with watching the president’s back, but who’s watching his wallet?  When his credit card was declined last month while dining in […]
October 21, 2014

Obama Signs Order to Protect Against Identity Theft

On Friday, President Obama signed an executive order that calls for increased credit card protection measures for some federal benefits and expense cards distributed by e […]