Finance

October 25, 2013

The American Dream in 2013: What Does it Mean?

When you hear the word “American Dream,” what comes to mind?  Is it your 2.5 kids playing inside a white picket fence? Is it turning your […]
October 23, 2013

Financial Decisions That May Haunt You Later in Life

People often say “life is short” as a justification to do or buy something immediately rather than waiting. But the truth is, life is not short. […]
October 22, 2013

Sweet Savings on Halloween

With a little over a week left until Halloween, it’s time to start stocking up on candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, though we are well […]
October 18, 2013

‘Vampire’ Foreclosures Keep Bank Inventory High

As if rising mortgage rates aren’t scary enough, analysts have identified a lurking threat to housing: “vampire” properties. These “vampire” properties are bank-owned foreclosed homes in […]
October 17, 2013

What to Buy in October

By shopping standards, October is that odd month sitting smack in the middle of the back-to-school frenzy and the holiday shopping extravaganza. But frugal shoppers need […]
October 15, 2013

Default Has Potential to be 'Catastrophic'

A default on the nation’s debt could thrust the nation into the worst recession since the Great Depression, and even a prolonged standoff could do significant […]
October 9, 2013

What Is a Bad Credit Score?

Most people have a gut feeling about their credit – it’s either great, good or bad. But what is a bad credit score really? First, it’s […]
October 8, 2013

What is the Worst Kind of Debt?

What is the worst kind of debt to carry? Is it student loan debt, credit cards, a mortgage – or something else? Even the experts don’t […]
October 3, 2013

Mobile Check Deposits, Bill Payments Spike in August

Consumers stayed glued to their smartphones and tablets in August, taking care of financial chores on their devices at a steadily increasing rate. The overall value […]