Economy

March 10, 2016

Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Down; Commercial Filings Up

Total U.S. bankruptcy filings decreased just 1% in February from the same period last year, according to data provided by Epiq Systems, Inc. Bankruptcy filings totaled […]
March 9, 2016

5 Best U.S. Counties to Be a Banker

Since deposits are the starting point of a good banking relationship, you might look to do business in 1 of the 5 states with the highest […]
March 8, 2016

Suburbanites Opt to Rent Rather Than Own

In the American imagination, suburbs are places to buy a house and put down roots. But a growing percentage of suburbanites rent, according to a new […]
March 7, 2016

Some Advisers Aren’t Reporting Cyber Breaches

Many advisory firms are playing with fire by failing to report to regulators cybersecurity breaches, both big and small, experts say.  “What we see firms are […]
March 4, 2016

What to Buy in March

The weather may be variable, but retailers stick to a seasonal schedule no matter what, and that means savings for smart consumers. March is the time […]
March 3, 2016

Consumer Debt Rises with Age

Debt held by consumers in the U.S. as they age is rising, according to an analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  From 2003 […]
March 2, 2016

Subprime Borrowers Are Falling Behind on Auto Loans

More borrowers with spotty credit are failing to make monthly car payments on time, a troubling sign for investors who have snapped up billions of dollars […]
March 1, 2016

Banks’ Biggest Cyber Threat Might Be ‘Human Element’

In the battle against cybercrime, investing in people is just as important as investing in technology.  Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting individual bank employees to get access inside the […]
February 29, 2016

Leap Year: Facts & Freebies

Happy leap day everyone! That’s right, today is a leap day, which means we get to enjoy a whole extra day of February, and people born […]