Economy

December 17, 2015

EMV: The Chip Matters

There have been numerous articles recently written on whether cards with newer EMV chip technology should be paired with a signature or PIN.  The articles always […]
December 16, 2015

Threats to Financial Stability on the Rise

Risks on Wall Street and in the finance sector are rising, researchers for the federal government warned yesterday.  Among the problem areas are increasingly risky corporate […]
December 15, 2015

What You'll Need to Earn to Buy a Home in These 27 Cities

Mortgage information website HSH.com. recently released a list of salaries required to buy a home in the 27 largest metropolitan areas in the country. Of the cities, San […]
December 14, 2015

What is Your City's Holiday Budget?

Besides good cheer, holidays can also bring seasonal stress – a primary source of which is our addiction to blowing money. According to the National Retail […]
December 11, 2015

Cost of 12 Days of Christmas Gifts Holds Steady in '15

If you’ve ever wondered the going rate of the combined price of the gifts “my true love gave to me” in “The 12 Days of Christmas,” wonder no […]
December 10, 2015

Student Debt Impacts Home Ownership

A new report based on research from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies indicates student loans has a potentially strong impact on consumers seeking to move […]
December 9, 2015

Banks Beware: Cyber Fraud Abounds this Holiday Season

As shopping gets more digital, so does fraud. The rise in technology at shoppers’ fingertips provides many new channels for scammers to exploit.  Here are 6 […]
December 8, 2015

Consumers Use One Card for 80% of Holiday Spending

A TransUnion analysis has found that credit card loyalty remains intact despite enticing offers and higher spend during the holiday shopping season.  The analysis found that, although consumers […]
December 7, 2015

While Down-Payments Rise, Many Renters Not Interested in Home Purchase

As demand outpaced supply in the third quarter, the amount of money consumers put down to buy a home ticked up, according to LendingTree.  The average […]