Economy

July 27, 2015

6 Expenses Everyone Should Plan For

Prioritizing an emergency fund (savings for 3 to 6 months of expenses) is paramount to being an independent adult. You heard it here first: Saving for […]
July 24, 2015

Mobility and Customer Loyalty in Banking

Banking customers now handle more of their banking interactions, on average, via smartphones and tablets than through any other channel, a Bain & Company report shows […]
July 23, 2015

Foreclosures Dip Below Pre-Crisis Levels

Foreclosure volume was down 3% for the first 6 months of 2015 compared with the same time span last year, a new report from RealtyTrac found.  […]
July 22, 2015

Buying is Still Cheaper than Renting in Major Counties

Payments on a mortgage used to purchase a 3-bedroom home were more affordable than paying rent on a similar home in 66% of the counties recently […]
July 21, 2015

Millennials Opting to Not Buy Cars

In 5 years, most millenials won’t own a car. At least, that’s what John Zimmer seems to think.  “You could actually start seeing the majority of […]
July 20, 2015

Regional Banks Turn 2Q into a Fee-for-All

Looking for a bright spot among regional banks’ so-so results in the first week of earnings season?  Try fee income.  M&T Bank, PNC Financial Services Group […]
July 17, 2015

Madcap Matrimony: 6 Ridiculous Wedding Costs

Midsummer finds us deep in the throes of summer wedding season – with the also popular fall wedding season in our not-so-distant future.  According to TheKnot.com, […]
July 16, 2015

Investors Still Value Relationship With Financial Advisors

Financial advisors got some encouraging news from the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism survey. Despite the recent proliferation of robo-advisors, U.S. investors prefer personal […]
July 15, 2015

Managing Your Money: Decade by Decade

Money can be an intimidating topic, and every life stage brings a new group of complicated decisions to tackle. But if you manage your money strategically, […]