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August 24, 2015

Consumer Credit Remains Healthy

Consumer credit default rates remained stable during the month of July, according to credit bureau Experian, which expected them to continue to remain level – even […]
August 21, 2015

Frugal Fairy? Tooth Fairy Paying Out Less This Year

The Federal Reserve may have one more reason to worry about not hitting its inflation target. In its 6th annual Tooth Fairy survey, Visa found that American children are paid […]
August 20, 2015

Mobile Payments Are Not Replacing Cash

The rise of mobile payments has had only a narrow impact on the use of cash, according to a new report from the ATM Industry Association […]
August 19, 2015

Wearables Combine Fitness and Finance

Health and wellness apps may not much in common with small-business payments and merchant services, but it was the fitness-tracking craze that lit a fire under […]
August 18, 2015

Back-to-School Shopping: Online Tools to Help You Save

For many parents, it’s that magical time of the year – Back to School!  But before we get back to routines, teachers, books, and (maybe some) […]
August 17, 2015

Back-to-School Shopping: In-Store or Online?

American parents with kids in kindergarten through 12th grade will spend an estimated $24.9 billion back-to-school shopping this year. From pencils and folders to that all […]
August 13, 2015

The Big 3: What Are Americans Biggest Expenses?

Your home, your car, your food. On a yearly basis, these are often times the three largest expenditures the typical American has to make. More often […]
August 12, 2015

Do You Pay Your Babysitter Enough?

If you’ve been a parent for any length of time, you know there are two kinds of babysitters: Those who tell you their rates and those […]
August 11, 2015

A New First: Americans Spend More on Eating Out Than Groceries

Pass the menu, hold the shopping cart.  Grocery stores are finding it harder to make headway with shoppers as a surge in spending at restaurants over the past […]