Debt

December 16, 2014

'Tis the Season to Be Shopping – But Maybe Not in Jersey

According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll, less than 40% of New Jersey residents shopped on Black Friday.  This number – however dismal it may seem in […]
December 15, 2014

Now or Later? Prioritizing Your Debts

We often hear about good debt and bad debt. That’s probably because we’d all be depressed if financial experts went around referring to bad debt and […]
December 11, 2014

Toys That Teach Financial Literacy

Kids today are tackling all sorts of complex subject matters – from playing the violin, to learning to speak Mandarin, to programming with Javascript. But what […]
December 9, 2014

Cut the Christmas Clutter

During Christmas, a lot of us will look for any excuse possible to justify overspending. That 60-inch 3D television? It was 20% off! The $200 LED […]
December 8, 2014

Are Bank Tellers Becoming Extinct?

Tellers long have been one of a bank’s most visible features—the face of the institution for scores of consumers who visited branches on a regular basis. […]
December 5, 2014

The Great Debate: Debit or Credit?

Earlier this week, we discussed 6 occasions when credit cards should always be used over debit cards.  But what about every day use?  We hear it […]
December 4, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Costs Rise Very Little: A Steal at $116K

As the U.S. holiday season spins into high gear, shoppers with quirky shopping lists got a bit of good news this week:  The cost of the […]
December 3, 2014

2104 Holiday Tipping Guide

During this season of giving, it’s ironic that holiday tipping creates such anxiety. What should I give? How much? To whom? What if I mess up by […]
December 2, 2014

Credit vs. Debit: It's All About Timing

In the wake of the Great Recession, debit cards became increasingly popular among many who wanted to avoid the possibility of incurring debt. In fact, debit cards […]