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November 27, 2012

'12 Days of Christmas' Gift List Now Tops $107K

Add seven swans, six geese and five golden rings to the list of Christmas gifts that cost more than they did a year ago.  And if […]
November 24, 2012

Don't Skip the Tip This Holiday Season …

Planning for the holidays can be hectic and time consuming. While the holiday season expresses a spirit of giving, holiday tipping is always a bit confusing.  […]
November 20, 2012

The Origins of "Black Friday"

The National Retail Federation (NRF) says up to 147 million people plan to shop this Black Friday weekend, a slight decrease from the 152 million who […]
November 15, 2012

Student Savvy: Study Up on ID Theft

Young adults are among the most likely targets of this crime. More reports of identity theft collected by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission were lodged by […]
November 13, 2012

As Some Skimp, The Rich Will Splurge This Holiday Season

Scrooge-like spending patterns for the holidays appear to be a thing of the past for wealthy Americans, who are preparing to open their wallets this year […]
November 8, 2012

6 Facts About Stellar Credit Scores

With the average FICO credit score estimated at 690 (the highest possible score is 850), chances are most Americans wouldn’t mind some advice on how to improve.  […]
October 24, 2012

Hauntingly Helpful Halloween Hints

Do you find that the most frightening part of Halloween is paying too much for all the fun stuff you need to celebrate?  Just three weeks […]
October 18, 2012

Is It Time to Have "The Talk" With Your Kids?

At what age should you start to teach your kids about money and personal finance?  The truth is, it’s never too early.  These are critical skills […]
October 16, 2012

7 Deadly Sins: Financial Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Who among us has not made a costly financial blunder? Admit it – we all make some dumb moves for which we have to pay a […]