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June 25, 2013

Americans are giving less money to God

Americans donated $316 billion to charitable causes in 2012, a 3.5% increase from 2011, a new report by the Giving USA Foundation found. But while charitable […]
June 21, 2013

Young People Ditching Credit Cards

Younger adults seem to be developing an aversion to credit cards and the debt that comes with them. A new analysis of data about millions of […]
June 18, 2013

Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams? 7 Lifestyle Habits of the Rich

When you hear the word “rich,” what do you think of? Yachts? Evening gowns? Travel? That’s true to an extent, but not all rich people live […]
June 13, 2013

The Worst Things You Can Do With Your Money

Financial blunders are made all the time and everywhere – at the grocery store, at the bank, in the housing market, in the stock market, with […]
June 6, 2013

Lessons Learned From Successful Retirement Savers

Almost two-thirds (64%) of Americans with $100,000 or more in assets say they are on target or ahead of their retirement planning goals while 35% say […]
June 4, 2013

Scorecard: Best (and Worst) Bank Checking Accounts

From debit card fees to overdraft charges, consumers need clearer policies from their banks to understand checking accounts, according to a report released by the Pew […]
May 30, 2013

How America Spends Money on Food

Thirty years ago, the average household spent about 17% of its income on food. Today it spends about 11%. It’s a global trend: Food is getting […]
May 28, 2013

Study: Higher Levels of Homeownership Can Kill Jobs

Homeownership is a vaunted cornerstone of the American Dream. It’s viewed as providing a path to financial security and the good life. And it’s often posed […]
May 21, 2013

Just How Useful Are "Free" Credit Scores?

Credit scores were long something that lenders got to see and consumers only found out about later. Now, pretty much anyone can take a look at […]