Fiscal Cliff

April 28, 2017

Subprime Student Loans Resemble Pre-Crisis Mortgage Loans

Millions of U.S. parents have taken out loans from the government to help their children pay for college … now a crushing bill is coming due.  […]
July 30, 2015

Bad Money Moves from the Last Decade

The 2000s gave us the iPod, Beyonce’s solo career, the dawn of American Idol, and the first Toyota Prius.  But the 2000s also brought us the housing […]
March 27, 2015

Foreclosure Activity on Path towards Normalcy by Year-End

Foreclosure activity in February fell to its lowest level in 9 years even though lenders repossessed more assets, according to data from RealtyTrac.  Foreclosure filings – […]
February 23, 2015

U.S. Banks Supposedly Unscathed by $1B Cyber Heist

No American banks were affected by a worldwide cyber ring that reportedly stole up to $1 billion from banks in 30 countries, U.S. officials and banking […]
April 14, 2014

Are Americans Back to Their Bad Financial Habits?

Are we creeping back into our bad, old financial habits? A survey released March 31 suggests so: The number of Americans who say they don’t prepare […]
March 6, 2014

It's National Consumer Protection Week – Know Your Rights!

This week, March 2 – 8, is the Federal Trade Commission’s National Consumer Protection Week. Consumers are encouraged to visit for free information to better […]
December 19, 2013

Even the Wealthy Pinch Pennies This Holiday

It’s not just low-income shoppers who are pulling back on spending for loved ones and themselves this holiday season. Wealthy folks are watching their dollars, too. […]
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 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 […]