Recession

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 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 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 […]
December 2, 2014

Credit vs. Debit: It's All About Timing

In the wake of the Great Recession, debit cards became increasingly popular among many who wanted to avoid the possibility of incurring debt. In fact, debit cards […]
December 1, 2014

Do Black Friday and Cyber Monday Really Matter?

If the weekend surrounding Black Friday is really the important economic indicator it’s made out to be, there may be trouble coming. Total spending over the […]
November 25, 2014

Quick Ways to Make Some Extra Holiday Money

We want the holidays to be as stress-free as possible, so the Penny Hoarder blog has put together a list of 10 ways you can bank […]
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 […]