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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 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 […]
August 10, 2015

5 Warning Signs That You're Financially Overwhelmed

Like many consumers, you could be in a financial predicament without realizing it. You may think you’re managing your debt, but in reality your debt is […]
August 6, 2015

Home Ownership at Lowest Level in Almost 50 Years

The U.S. homeownership rate fell to 63.4% in the second quarter of 2015, according to the U.S. Census. That is down from 63.7% in the first […]
August 5, 2015

Boost Your Back-to-School Savings With Tax-Free Days

It seemed like just yesterday we were navigating graduation ceremonies but the new school year is just about upon us.  If you’re the parent to little […]
August 3, 2015

Retirement 101: IRA vs. 401K

So you’re planning for retirement – and feeling unsure about which product is the best vehicle to get you there. These days, few people have access to “defined […]
July 31, 2015

7 Money-Saving Travel Apps

Savvy travelers know that the right app can make any vacation easier and more affordable. But how to pick when there are almost 3 million apps to choose from? The […]
July 30, 2015

Bad Money Moves from the Last Decade

The 2000s gave us the iPod, Beyonce’s solo career, the dawn of American Idol, and the first Toyota Prius.  But the 2000s also brought us the housing […]