Credit Cards

January 13, 2017

Credit and Debit Card Payments Increase

Card payments by consumers, influenced by an increase in the use of debit cards and credit cards, grew from 2012 to 2015, according to the 2016 Federal […]
January 12, 2017

Affordability Falls to Worst Level in 8 Years

Affordability in the housing market declined to its lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the latest Home Affordability Index from ATTOM Data Solutions.  […]
January 6, 2017

What to Buy in January

Have you spent too much on Christmas presents? Are holiday gift cards burning a hole in your pocket? Either way, frugal shoppers will find plenty of […]
January 4, 2017

Lending Trouble Lies Ahead in 2017

Mortgages, commercial-and-industrial loans, subprime auto lending and student lending are ripe for setbacks and, in some cases, crises in 2017.  Here is a breakdown of each […]
January 3, 2017

The Uncertain Future of the CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces a precarious and uncertain future in 2017 with all eyes focused on two questions: whether President-elect Donald Trump will attempt […]
December 15, 2016

Report Finds Many ‘Unscoreable’ Consumers ‘Creditworthy’

Many consumers without traditional credit scores are nevertheless creditworthy and could qualify for mortgages, according to recent research.  Millions of people considered unscoreable by conventional standards […]
December 13, 2016

The Cost of the ’12 Days of Christmas’ in 2016

Have you ever wondered how much each of those gifts mentioned in tune would cost your true love?  PNC released its annual Christmas Price Index and […]
December 9, 2016

Mindful Money: Keep Your Holiday Spending in Check

The overflowing expectations around the holidays can entice us to spend more than we can afford. Not only do we have bills to face once the […]
November 28, 2016

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Online Sales Top Forecasts

Black Friday’s blockbuster online sales don’t appear to have come at Cyber Monday’s expense.  As of 10 a.m., retail websites had raked in $540 million on […]