Finance

December 17, 2014

Family Time: Big Holiday Fun on a Small Budget

Too many people think you have to spend big bucks to have big Christmas fun.  They splurge on gifts, traveling, food, and entertainment and then shrug […]
December 16, 2014

'Tis the Season to Be Shopping – But Maybe Not in Jersey

According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll, less than 40% of New Jersey residents shopped on Black Friday.  This number – however dismal it may seem in […]
December 15, 2014

Now or Later? Prioritizing Your Debts

We often hear about good debt and bad debt. That’s probably because we’d all be depressed if financial experts went around referring to bad debt and […]
December 11, 2014

Toys That Teach Financial Literacy

Kids today are tackling all sorts of complex subject matters – from playing the violin, to learning to speak Mandarin, to programming with Javascript. But what […]
December 10, 2014

How Banks Plan to Spend Their 2015 Tech Budgets

Optimism about business growth and a rising sense of alarm at security breaches are shaping U.S. banks’ tech spending plans for 2015.  Top spending initiatives are […]
December 9, 2014

Cut the Christmas Clutter

During Christmas, a lot of us will look for any excuse possible to justify overspending. That 60-inch 3D television? It was 20% off! The $200 LED […]
December 8, 2014

Are Bank Tellers Becoming Extinct?

Tellers long have been one of a bank’s most visible features—the face of the institution for scores of consumers who visited branches on a regular basis. […]
December 5, 2014

The Great Debate: Debit or Credit?

Earlier this week, we discussed 6 occasions when credit cards should always be used over debit cards.  But what about every day use?  We hear it […]
December 4, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Costs Rise Very Little: A Steal at $116K

As the U.S. holiday season spins into high gear, shoppers with quirky shopping lists got a bit of good news this week:  The cost of the […]