Credit

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 […]
July 28, 2015

Save For a Down Payment AND Pay off Debt

So you want to buy a piece of the American dream: a house of your own. But if you have debt, you’ll need to pay off […]
July 24, 2015

Mobility and Customer Loyalty in Banking

Banking customers now handle more of their banking interactions, on average, via smartphones and tablets than through any other channel, a Bain & Company report shows […]
July 23, 2015

Foreclosures Dip Below Pre-Crisis Levels

Foreclosure volume was down 3% for the first 6 months of 2015 compared with the same time span last year, a new report from RealtyTrac found.  […]
July 22, 2015

Buying is Still Cheaper than Renting in Major Counties

Payments on a mortgage used to purchase a 3-bedroom home were more affordable than paying rent on a similar home in 66% of the counties recently […]
July 21, 2015

Millennials Opting to Not Buy Cars

In 5 years, most millenials won’t own a car. At least, that’s what John Zimmer seems to think.  “You could actually start seeing the majority of […]
July 20, 2015

Regional Banks Turn 2Q into a Fee-for-All

Looking for a bright spot among regional banks’ so-so results in the first week of earnings season?  Try fee income.  M&T Bank, PNC Financial Services Group […]
July 17, 2015

Madcap Matrimony: 6 Ridiculous Wedding Costs

Midsummer finds us deep in the throes of summer wedding season – with the also popular fall wedding season in our not-so-distant future.  According to TheKnot.com, […]
July 16, 2015

Investors Still Value Relationship With Financial Advisors

Financial advisors got some encouraging news from the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism survey. Despite the recent proliferation of robo-advisors, U.S. investors prefer personal […]