Government

November 24, 2014

Financial Firms Boost Cyber-Security Budgets

Hundreds of U.S. financial companies are ramping up spending to combat hackers following attacks this summer on J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and at least a […]
November 20, 2014

Bank Branches are Fading Away

Bank branch closures are heading for a record year as the industry trims down and services get increasingly electronic.  Institutions have shut 2,599 branches in 2014 […]
November 14, 2014

Debt Collectors Might Be Calling Your Nana

Gripes about debt collectors are the most common complaint filed by older Americans, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  Collection gripes are roughly 1 […]
November 13, 2014

The Rebirth of Big Banks

It’s been nearly six years since the bankruptcy of financial giant Lehman Brothers, an event that triggered a chain reaction of Chapter 11 filings from some […]
November 11, 2014

Veterans Day Facts & Trivia

Each November 11, the nation pauses to honor the men and women who served in the Armed Forces. But not everyone knows the history and traditions […]
November 6, 2014

The Anatomy of a Credit Report

When you’re trying to build your credit – or just being vigilant about avoiding identity theft – it’s important to check your credit report regularly. Each […]
November 4, 2014

Election Day 101: Test Your Knowledge

It’s Election Day in America – a time-honored tradition of democracy. But how much do you know about the day itself?  While millions of voters are […]
October 27, 2014

Middle Class Squeeze: 7 Things That Are No Longer Affordable

During debates and speeches, politicians often bring up the financial burden that’s placed on the middle class. So who, exactly is the “middle class?”  In its […]
October 24, 2014

Half of College Students Consider Dropping Out Due to Debt

A new report sheds light on just how burdensome student loan debt is.  According to Citizens Financial Group, 49% of college students considered dropping out of […]