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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 19, 2014

On the Up and Up: Credit Scores are Rising

The average U.S. consumer credit score increased 2 points from 2013, according to Experian’s Fifth Annual State of Credit study. Americans have an average 666 VantageScore […]
November 17, 2014

'Twas the Fight Before Christmas …

During the holidays, we want our families to get along, our gifts to impress, and our meals to amaze. In other words, our expectations soar to […]
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 5, 2014

Do You Spend Too Much on Food?

A food bill is unique among bills when compared to the rest of the required monthly expenses within a household. Unlike a $70 cable bill or […]
October 31, 2014

By the Numbers: Halloween 2014

Halloween continues to be one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays, with sales expected to hit $7.4 billion this year.  In fact, Halloween is the fourth most […]
October 30, 2014

Apps are Changing the Way We Spend Money

Like corded phones, record players, VCRs, and the Sony Walkman, your grandchildren will one day be amazed by those little plastic things you used to call […]
October 29, 2014

Career Goals Change with Age

A new poll suggests “salary” remains the most important consideration for many career professionals but, following that, factors change considerably according to age.  The survey, conducted […]