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May 13, 2016

Get Ahead on Next Year’s Taxes

Although it seems like we just wrapped up our 2015 taxes – scrambling to find receipts, tax donations and pay stubs, we are almost 6 months […]
May 12, 2016

Marketplace Lending Can Thrive with Innovation

For most consumers, the relationship with a marketplace lender begins and ends with getting a personal loan.  But what if, like Google and Amazon before them, […]
May 11, 2016

New Regulations Affect Consumers’ Access to Credit

Credit card debt is an issue for many families.  According to The National Foundation for Credit Counseling, 1 in 3 Americans roll over a balance from […]
May 10, 2016

Lenders Tighten Standards on Loans to Oil/Gas Industry

Lenders in the U.S. tightened standards and restructured loans for businesses in the oil and gas sector in the opening months of the year amid slumping […]
May 6, 2016

2016: States with the Highest & Lowest Tax Rates

Another tax season is thankfully behind us.  Tax season can be stressful for many Americans, especially those who still owe money to Uncle Sam at the […]
May 3, 2016

Entry Level Home Prices Shut Out First-Time Buyers

A new report from Zillow says home values are rising fastest in the entry-level segment in more than half of the largest U.S. housing markets. This, […]
April 29, 2016

What are the Best Store Credit Cards?

It may be tempting to sign up for a store credit card to get a quick discount, but you can get more out of your rewards […]
April 26, 2016

Banks Consolidate; Local Lenders Vanish

Where have all the bankers gone?  The continental lenders, with their corner branches – Wells Fargo and PNC, Citizens, TD and Bank of America – still compete with JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and other branchless brands […]
April 25, 2016

March Bankruptcy Filings Show Decline from 2015

Total U.S. bankruptcy filings continue to decline year-over-year, falling 5% in the first calendar quarter (Jan. 1 – March 31) of 2016 from the same period […]