Banking

May 19, 2015

Time to Declutter Your Finances

Marie Kondo’s best-selling book about de-cluttering, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has prompted people around the world to shed their stuff. The Japanese organizer’s precepts have […]
May 18, 2015

Financial Advice for New Grads

A lot of colleges don’t do a great job educating students about topics that often have real-life implications.  U.S News & World Report offers the following advice […]
May 14, 2015

Mobile Is Bringing Drive-Thru Banking Up to Speed

Drive-up banking seems out of place in today’s high-tech world, conjuring up images of customers tossing driver’s licenses, checks and deposit slips into pneumatic tubes that blast […]
May 13, 2015

Are You Living Beyond Your Means?

Living beyond your means is pretty easy to do these days, especially since we live in a time when buying on credit has become the norm. […]
May 12, 2015

The Student-Loan Problem Is Worse Than We Thought

Student loans are proving to be a much bigger burden on households than previously thought.  Nearly 1 in 3  (31.5%) Americans who now have to pay down […]
May 7, 2015

Housing Costs Eat Up 50% of Some Renters' Income

According to a recent analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community Partners, more than 1 in 4 U.S. renters have to use at least half their […]
May 6, 2015

Homeownership Out of Reach for 33% of Americans

Home affordability among the least affluent third of Americans has worsened sharply over the past two years, as the housing market has recovered but incomes have […]
May 5, 2015

Homeownership Rate Falls To Lowest Since 1993

The U.S. homeownership rate fell to the lowest level in more than two decades, extending a multi-year decline as rising prices and stagnant wages keep young […]
May 4, 2015

Survey: Young Customers Prefer Big Banks

The biggest banks still have a reputation problem, but their popularity among the youngest bank customers could be a source of hope – and a worry […]