Banking

August 3, 2015

Retirement 101: IRA vs. 401K

So you’re planning for retirement – and feeling unsure about which product is the best vehicle to get you there. These days, few people have access to “defined […]
July 30, 2015

Bad Money Moves from the Last Decade

The 2000s gave us the iPod, Beyonce’s solo career, the dawn of American Idol, and the first Toyota Prius.  But the 2000s also brought us the housing […]
July 27, 2015

6 Expenses Everyone Should Plan For

Prioritizing an emergency fund (savings for 3 to 6 months of expenses) is paramount to being an independent adult. You heard it here first: Saving for […]
July 24, 2015

Mobility and Customer Loyalty in Banking

Banking customers now handle more of their banking interactions, on average, via smartphones and tablets than through any other channel, a Bain & Company report shows […]
July 23, 2015

Foreclosures Dip Below Pre-Crisis Levels

Foreclosure volume was down 3% for the first 6 months of 2015 compared with the same time span last year, a new report from RealtyTrac found.  […]
July 22, 2015

Buying is Still Cheaper than Renting in Major Counties

Payments on a mortgage used to purchase a 3-bedroom home were more affordable than paying rent on a similar home in 66% of the counties recently […]
July 20, 2015

Regional Banks Turn 2Q into a Fee-for-All

Looking for a bright spot among regional banks’ so-so results in the first week of earnings season?  Try fee income.  M&T Bank, PNC Financial Services Group […]
July 16, 2015

Investors Still Value Relationship With Financial Advisors

Financial advisors got some encouraging news from the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism survey. Despite the recent proliferation of robo-advisors, U.S. investors prefer personal […]
July 15, 2015

Managing Your Money: Decade by Decade

Money can be an intimidating topic, and every life stage brings a new group of complicated decisions to tackle. But if you manage your money strategically, […]