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August 12, 2016

What to Buy in August

August is all about back-to-school deals. Even frugal shoppers without school-age kids can find big discounts this month on items such as electronics and office supplies. […]
August 11, 2016

Holy Matrimony: Wedding Spending Averages $30K

It’s common knowledge that weddings are tough on the bank account – what you may not know, however, is just how much of a hit your/your parents’ funds […]
August 3, 2016

Demand for Loans Inching Up; Standards Tighten

The July Federal Reserve Senior Loan Officer Survey shows that banks tightened standards on commercial and industrial (C&I) and commercial real estate (CRE) loans in the second […]
August 1, 2016

Homeownership Rate Declines to Lowest Since 1965

The homeownership rate fell to the lowest level in more than 50 years as rising prices put buying out of reach for many renters.  The share […]
July 29, 2016

Back to School: Get Schooled in Savings

The National Retail Federation’s 2015 Back-to-School Spending Survey found that families are planning to spend an average of $673.57 this year on clothing, electronics and school supplies […]
July 28, 2016

Back to School: Bigger Kids Bring Bigger Bills

Yesterday, we learned what parents of K-12 students will be spending this fall.  Today, we’ll focus on higher education costs.  College students and families with children […]
July 27, 2016

Back to School: Families to Spend Billions More in 2016

For many families, getting ready to go back to school is not only a time-consuming process – it’s an expensive one.  The average family is expected […]
July 22, 2016

4 Tips to Beat Elderly Financial Fraud

It’s not hard to sniff out how swindlers prey upon the elderly. They know they respond to mail, phone and front-door solicitations. Older people like to […]
July 21, 2016

The Biggest Threat to Data Security?

Chief information security officers at U.S. banks say their top priority is keeping data of all kinds (customer, employee, credit, performance, you name it) safe from […]