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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 25, 2016

July Consumer Sentiment Slides

A key measure of consumers’ attitudes was lower so far this month, as high-income consumers digested Britain’s surprise vote to leave the European Union.  The Index […]
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 20, 2016

Homeownership Obstacles Vary by Ethnicity

While all prospective homebuyers may face challenges to buying a home, the perception of what those obstacles are can take different forms based one’s race or […]
July 19, 2016

U.S. Top 3 in Global Credit Card Fraud

According to a new data from ACI Worldwide and Aite Group, 30% of global consumers have experienced card fraud in the past 5 years.  The global fraud study revealed […]
July 18, 2016

Branches Still Integral to Banking’s Future

A few decades ago, the branch of the future was going to be an ATM and a telephone. ATMs and telephone banking were going to transform […]
July 14, 2016

Housing Remains Unaffordable in 18% of Markets

Housing markets were less affordable than their historic norms in 18% of counties across the country, according to the Home Affordability Index for the second quarter […]
July 12, 2016

Consumers Have Mixed Views on Housing

Home purchase sentiment has fallen as more people have turned negative on the economy’s outlook, according to data from Fannie Mae.  Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment […]