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July 29, 2016

Back to School: Get Schooled in Savings

The National Retail Federation’s 2015 Back-to-School Spending Survey found that families are planning to spend an average of $673.57 this year on clothing, electronics and school supplies […]
July 28, 2016

Back to School: Bigger Kids Bring Bigger Bills

Yesterday, we learned what parents of K-12 students will be spending this fall.  Today, we’ll focus on higher education costs.  College students and families with children […]
July 27, 2016

Back to School: Families to Spend Billions More in 2016

For many families, getting ready to go back to school is not only a time-consuming process – it’s an expensive one.  The average family is expected […]
July 26, 2016

Banks Design Apps for Non-Customers

A couple of financial institutions have recently created mobile apps available to anyone as a way of engaging with people through their phones. The institutions are […]
July 25, 2016

July Consumer Sentiment Slides

A key measure of consumers’ attitudes was lower so far this month, as high-income consumers digested Britain’s surprise vote to leave the European Union.  The Index […]
July 22, 2016

4 Tips to Beat Elderly Financial Fraud

It’s not hard to sniff out how swindlers prey upon the elderly. They know they respond to mail, phone and front-door solicitations. Older people like to […]
July 20, 2016

Homeownership Obstacles Vary by Ethnicity

While all prospective homebuyers may face challenges to buying a home, the perception of what those obstacles are can take different forms based one’s race or […]
July 18, 2016

Branches Still Integral to Banking’s Future

A few decades ago, the branch of the future was going to be an ATM and a telephone. ATMs and telephone banking were going to transform […]
July 11, 2016

Subprime Decline: Millions of Consumers Boost Scores

The share of U.S. adults with credit scores that are considered “subprime” fell to 20.7% in April, the 6th consecutive year-over-year decline and the lowest level since at […]