Economy

December 4, 2015

Give Yourself the Gift of a Debt-Free Holiday

he holidays can be magical – there’s no other time of the year quite like it.  The decorations, the lights, shopping for your favorite people, spending […]
December 3, 2015

Auto Lending Hits New Record, Refuels Subprime Fears

U.S. consumers are shouldering record levels of debt to get behind the wheel of an automobile.  In the third quarter, the amount of automotive debt outstanding […]
December 2, 2015

Experian Study Provides U.S. Credit Report Card

Experian recently released findings from its 6th annual State of Credit study, showing that the national credit score increased by 3 points over the last year and by […]
December 1, 2015

Should You Use a Signature or Pin With New EMV Chip Cards?

As pressure mounts on card issuers to offer chip-and-PIN cards, why are so many banks clinging to signatures?  Recently, 9 attorneys general sent a letter to the big […]
November 30, 2015

Tips: Avoid Scams This Cyber Monday

Online fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season, as people searching for the perfect gifts take to cyberspace and head to traditional stores armed with their […]
November 27, 2015

Items to Avoid on Black Friday 2015

Black Friday has become synonymous in our minds with great deals. Often, the deals are impressive as businesses compete for shoppers’ attention and dollars. But there’s […]
November 25, 2015

It's Getting Cheaper To Buy A Home

Earlier this year, the Federal Housing Administration began reducing mortgage insurance premiums on its loans by an average of $900 a year. While the FHA loans […]
November 24, 2015

What Retirement Looks Like Today

Baby boomers are not embracing traditional retirement as we know it. In fact, the time-honored idea of packing up your desk and retiring to a beach […]
November 23, 2015

Financial Fraud is a Growing Epidemic for Seniors

Seniors lose at least $2.9 billion annually to financial exploitation, and roughly 1 in 5 Americans aged 65 or older have been victimized by financial fraud, […]