Business

November 20, 2014

Bank Branches are Fading Away

Bank branch closures are heading for a record year as the industry trims down and services get increasingly electronic.  Institutions have shut 2,599 branches in 2014 […]
November 19, 2014

On the Up and Up: Credit Scores are Rising

The average U.S. consumer credit score increased 2 points from 2013, according to Experian’s Fifth Annual State of Credit study. Americans have an average 666 VantageScore […]
November 14, 2014

Debt Collectors Might Be Calling Your Nana

Gripes about debt collectors are the most common complaint filed by older Americans, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  Collection gripes are roughly 1 […]
November 13, 2014

The Rebirth of Big Banks

It’s been nearly six years since the bankruptcy of financial giant Lehman Brothers, an event that triggered a chain reaction of Chapter 11 filings from some […]
November 12, 2014

Where the Rich Bank

Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. came out on top in a new study about which banks high-net-worth individuals prefer.  Some 32% of […]
November 6, 2014

The Anatomy of a Credit Report

When you’re trying to build your credit – or just being vigilant about avoiding identity theft – it’s important to check your credit report regularly. Each […]
November 5, 2014

Do You Spend Too Much on Food?

A food bill is unique among bills when compared to the rest of the required monthly expenses within a household. Unlike a $70 cable bill or […]
November 3, 2014

November 1: The New Black Friday?

A number of Americans are not pleased with the growing number of retailers who plan to roll out Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Thursday. Part of […]