Shopping

August 3, 2018

What to Buy in August

August is all about back-to-school deals. Even frugal shoppers without school-age kids can find big discounts this month on items such as electronics and office supplies. […]
July 26, 2018

Personal Loans Surge to a Record High

Personal loans surged to a record this year and are the fastest-growing U.S. consumer-lending category, according to data from credit bureau TransUnion. Outstanding balances rose about […]
July 25, 2018

Consumer Debt Increases In May

New data shows that U.S. consumer debt rose in May by the most in six months, showing that Americans were more comfortable with spending midway through […]
July 4, 2018

Fourth of July: By the Numbers

Americans are expected to spend $6.9 billion on food for Fourth of July cookouts and picnics tomorrow, according to the annual survey released by the National […]
June 21, 2018

Final Exams: Big Banks Expected to Pass Stress Tests

Later this month, the Federal Reserve will announce the results of the annual stress tests for banks, but one firm is already predicting banks will pass.  […]
June 18, 2018

Credit Card Issuers Prepare for Darker Days

A slump in U.S. consumer credit is inevitable, and the key question is when it will arrive.  The answer has big ramifications for the $1 trillion […]
June 8, 2018

What to Buy in June

Warm weather, wedding season, and hurricane season all bring discounts in June. Consumers will also find continuing sales on some items that were good deals in […]
May 16, 2018

Credit Card Usage Hits All-Time High

Credit card use is higher than ever, debt levels are their highest in years, and delinquencies have ticked up, according to recently released TransUnion data.  “With […]
May 15, 2018

Has America’s Debt Load Reached a Tipping Point?

Americans are having more trouble paying their bills these days. Consumer debt experts say this is a red flag that could foreshadow a more widespread economic […]