Economy

December 18, 2012

Money Saving Ideas for the Holidays

The holiday season brings out the generous side of almost all of us, and Americans spend a lot of money on gifts and parties. Credit cards […]
December 13, 2012

Tipping Tips for Tight Times

Americans’ biggest tips last holiday season, a median of $50, went to housecleaners, who also were the most often tipped of the service providers covered in […]
December 11, 2012

Identity Theft & Holiday Shopping: Protect Yourself

With the growing amount of stores offering extended holiday hours and online retailers processing transactions every second of the day, it’s important to revisit a very […]
December 3, 2012

Only 3 Major U.S. Cities Have Recovered From Recession

Everybody knows the US economy has been struggling since the recession ended in 2009. But just how bad are things? Of the United States’ 76 major […]
November 29, 2012

Student Loan Defaults: A Needless Tragedy

For the first time on record, the delinquency rate on student loans has jumped above the rate for credit cards, car loans, or any other kind […]
November 27, 2012

'12 Days of Christmas' Gift List Now Tops $107K

Add seven swans, six geese and five golden rings to the list of Christmas gifts that cost more than they did a year ago.  And if […]
November 24, 2012

Don't Skip the Tip This Holiday Season …

Planning for the holidays can be hectic and time consuming. While the holiday season expresses a spirit of giving, holiday tipping is always a bit confusing.  […]
November 20, 2012

The Origins of "Black Friday"

The National Retail Federation (NRF) says up to 147 million people plan to shop this Black Friday weekend, a slight decrease from the 152 million who […]
November 15, 2012

Student Savvy: Study Up on ID Theft

Young adults are among the most likely targets of this crime. More reports of identity theft collected by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission were lodged by […]