budget

April 3, 2015

Millennials Hate Banks

A recent poll of 10,000 millennials found out which industry was most prime for disruption.  The results were clear: Not only did banks make up 4 […]
March 31, 2015

Taxes 101: Basic Tax Terms Everyone Should Know

Roughly 83% of the returns processed by the IRS so far this tax season have resulted in refunds, at an average of $2,893 per check (down […]
March 25, 2015

Banks Concerned About Apple Pay Fraud

Some banks have begun to make changes in how they activate customers’ credit-card accounts to use Apple Inc.’s new mobile-payment system after reports of fraudulent transactions, […]
March 23, 2015

Pampered Pets? Practical Ways to Save on Pet Care

Pets are like family to us.  They sleep in our beds, eat from our plates, and kiss us when no one is looking. Even though we […]
March 20, 2015

Consumer Optimism Reaches New All-Time High

Amid continued strengthening in employment, consumer optimism toward the economy is growing and appears to be contributing to further improvement in overall housing sentiment, according to […]
March 16, 2015

Another Round of Defaults Plague HAMP

The Home Affordable Modification Program continues to disappoint.  As of Dec. 31, 1 in 3 struggling homeowners who received a loan modification through HAMP ultimately re-defaulted […]
March 13, 2015

How Big is This Year's Average Tax Refund?

In the first 30 days of the tax season, the government processed over 48 million individual income tax returns. Forty million Americans, or 83% of those […]
March 12, 2015

2014 Tax Prep Cheat Sheet

It’s been about 2 months into tax season and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reporting that over 40 million tax refunds worth $125 billion have […]