Back to School

December 24, 2019

2019 Holiday Tipping Guide

It always pays to be generous to the helpful people who take care of you, whether it’s a housekeeper who goes above and beyond or a […]
September 5, 2019

Back to School Spending 2019: By the Numbers

’Tis the (other) season.  As students start back to school and college, families are spending more than ever on school supplies.  “Consumers are in a strong […]
October 26, 2018

Student Debt Crushes Homeownership Dreams

Student loan debt has racked up a collective $1.5 trillion bill for 44 million Americans, and its crushing people’s homeownership dreams.  According to a recent survey […]
October 24, 2018

Who is Most Likely to Default on Student Loan Debt?

The Urban Institute released a report on the trends seen with borrowers who are more likely to default on their student loan debt. The report found […]
September 14, 2018

What to Buy in September

Put big-ticket items on the list of things to buy in September. With the first cool winds of fall come sales on major consumer products as […]
August 30, 2018

Back-To-School Spending to Reach $83.6 Billion

With consumer confidence rising and more young people in school, back-to-college spending is expected to hit an all-time high this year.  The National Retail Federation also […]
August 23, 2018

Student Loan Debt Statistics In 2018: A $1.5 Trillion Crisis

Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category – behind only mortgage debt – and higher than both credit cards and auto loans.  […]
August 3, 2018

What to Buy in August

August is all about back-to-school deals. Even frugal shoppers without school-age kids can find big discounts this month on items such as electronics and office supplies. […]
June 6, 2018

Student Loan Defaults Increase 109% Since 2013

America has reached a new economic milestone of $1.52 trillion. This represents America’s total outstanding student loan debt as of March 2018 according to the new […]