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January 6, 2016

Consumers Gain Confidence in Economy

A key consumer confidence measure showed consumers had a more positive view of the economy in December than a month earlier and their optimism about the […]
January 5, 2016

Holiday Retail Sales Get Boost From Online Shopping, Gas Prices

After years of recessionary belt tightening, consumers spent 7.9% more than last year during the dash between Black Friday and Christmas Eve and ponied up for […]
January 1, 2016

2016: Money Trends to Watch

We may not have a financial crystal ball, but we do have a pretty good idea of what’s going on with Americans and their money.  Dave […]
December 31, 2015

Cheers to a Financially Productive New Year

Looking to start your New Year with a bang?  Here are 7 simple things you can do to get 2016 off to a solid financial start. […]
December 29, 2015

5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Finances

Thanksgiving quickly flew by, Christmas was here and gone, and the next holiday is right around the corner: New Year’s. We typically spend this time contemplating […]
December 23, 2015

Consumers Buying Less Expensive Gifts This Year

Cheap is the new chic for holiday gifts.  More holiday shoppers are expected to change their attitude about gift giving this holiday season – in the […]
December 15, 2015

What You'll Need to Earn to Buy a Home in These 27 Cities

Mortgage information website HSH.com. recently released a list of salaries required to buy a home in the 27 largest metropolitan areas in the country. Of the cities, San […]
December 14, 2015

What is Your City's Holiday Budget?

Besides good cheer, holidays can also bring seasonal stress – a primary source of which is our addiction to blowing money. According to the National Retail […]
December 11, 2015

Cost of 12 Days of Christmas Gifts Holds Steady in '15

If you’ve ever wondered the going rate of the combined price of the gifts “my true love gave to me” in “The 12 Days of Christmas,” wonder no […]