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December 16, 2016

2016 Holiday Tipping Guide

The holiday season is traditionally the time Americans choose to thank those who provide them with year-round services. It’s important to remember that holiday tipping is […]
December 15, 2016

Report Finds Many ‘Unscoreable’ Consumers ‘Creditworthy’

Many consumers without traditional credit scores are nevertheless creditworthy and could qualify for mortgages, according to recent research.  Millions of people considered unscoreable by conventional standards […]
December 13, 2016

The Cost of the ’12 Days of Christmas’ in 2016

Have you ever wondered how much each of those gifts mentioned in tune would cost your true love?  PNC released its annual Christmas Price Index and […]
December 12, 2016

FHA to Increase Loan Limits for 2017

The Federal Housing Administration will increase its national loan limit “floor” to $275,665 in 2017 from $271,050. This limit is set at 65% of the national […]
December 9, 2016

Mindful Money: Keep Your Holiday Spending in Check

The overflowing expectations around the holidays can entice us to spend more than we can afford. Not only do we have bills to face once the […]
November 28, 2016

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Online Sales Top Forecasts

Black Friday’s blockbuster online sales don’t appear to have come at Cyber Monday’s expense.  As of 10 a.m., retail websites had raked in $540 million on […]
November 25, 2016

2016 Black Friday & Holiday Spending Predictions

The holidays (and holiday shopping) are officially here!  Today is Black Friday and Cyber Monday is just three days away.  Thus begins the month-long sprint to […]
November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016 vs.1966: A Comparison

Today is Thanksgiving, a time when Americans gather with family and loved ones to share a traditional meal. Thanksgiving Day, November 24, has remained the same since […]