Economy

September 17, 2013

Where Americans Spent Their Money in 2012

Fresh from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: all of American spending in one big color wheel. If pie charts aren’t your thing, here’s the same data […]
September 16, 2013

Happy 5th Annivesary to the Financial Crisis

Over the course of one week five years ago, the U.S. financial system was brought to its knees. As a reminder of just how bad that […]
September 13, 2013

Caution: Money Traps to Avoid

Managing your money successfully can be like walking through a minefield. You might be cruising along, making good progress, then suddenly you become tempted by one […]
September 11, 2013

Why isn't 9/11 a National Holiday?

In New York City, Sept. 11 is something of a somber, unofficial holiday, with quiet memorial events around the city and twin beams of light rising […]
September 9, 2013

The New American Dream

A great number of Americans are redefining the American Dream. That was the takeaway from a recent Credit.com poll, which showed that nearly 1 in 4 […]
September 6, 2013

Santa Called for Jury Duty?

Santa Claus might be the most beloved man in the world — but he still gets called to jury duty.  A Long Island man who legally […]
September 4, 2013

Back to School Crucial Time for Retailers

Retailers big and small are expected to work hard this year for consumer dollars, as parents continue to be careful about spending. Americans will spend $72.5 […]
September 2, 2013

Labor Day Facts & Figures

As we celebrate one of America’s favorite days to sit back, relax and barbeque, have you ever wondered why we celebrate Labor Day? Have you ever […]
August 26, 2013

Back to School Shopping: By the Numbers

As the summer starts to slow down, families start to shop for back-to-school supplies. Back-to-school shopping is not always cheap either. According to the National Retail […]