Business

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 […]
October 31, 2014

By the Numbers: Halloween 2014

Halloween continues to be one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays, with sales expected to hit $7.4 billion this year.  In fact, Halloween is the fourth most […]
October 30, 2014

Apps are Changing the Way We Spend Money

Like corded phones, record players, VCRs, and the Sony Walkman, your grandchildren will one day be amazed by those little plastic things you used to call […]
October 29, 2014

Career Goals Change with Age

A new poll suggests “salary” remains the most important consideration for many career professionals but, following that, factors change considerably according to age.  The survey, conducted […]
October 27, 2014

Middle Class Squeeze: 7 Things That Are No Longer Affordable

During debates and speeches, politicians often bring up the financial burden that’s placed on the middle class. So who, exactly is the “middle class?”  In its […]
October 22, 2014

Sorry, Mr. President – Your Card Has Been Declined

The Secret Service is charged with watching the president’s back, but who’s watching his wallet?  When his credit card was declined last month while dining in […]
October 21, 2014

Obama Signs Order to Protect Against Identity Theft

On Friday, President Obama signed an executive order that calls for increased credit card protection measures for some federal benefits and expense cards distributed by e […]
October 15, 2014

Protect Your Family from Identity Theft

The U.S. Department of Justice indicates that 16.6 million Americans fell victim to identity theft in 2012, and recent data breaches of Home Depot, Target, the iCloud, and other […]
October 13, 2014

It's the Little Things: 5 Ways to Hurt Your Credit

Here’s one of the tricky lessons about credit scores: They’re about more than credit. While it’s extremely important to make loan payments on time and use […]