Shopping

February 3, 2017

What to Buy in February

When considering what to buy in February, remember that winter is half over and retailers want to clear out seasonal merchandise. Presidents Day also falls in […]
January 23, 2017

FinTech is Changing the Payments Industry

The landscape of the payments industry is changing with the introduction of new technologies. Capitalizing on emerging payment methods could give start-ups a competitive edge against […]
January 19, 2017

Will Banks Listen to the Voice of their Customers?

Voice recognition technology is rapidly becoming part of our culture, as Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft have invested heavily in their Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa and […]
January 13, 2017

Credit and Debit Card Payments Increase

Card payments by consumers, influenced by an increase in the use of debit cards and credit cards, grew from 2012 to 2015, according to the 2016 Federal […]
January 6, 2017

What to Buy in January

Have you spent too much on Christmas presents? Are holiday gift cards burning a hole in your pocket? Either way, frugal shoppers will find plenty of […]
December 16, 2016

2016 Holiday Tipping Guide

The holiday season is traditionally the time Americans choose to thank those who provide them with year-round services. It’s important to remember that holiday tipping is […]
December 13, 2016

The Cost of the ’12 Days of Christmas’ in 2016

Have you ever wondered how much each of those gifts mentioned in tune would cost your true love?  PNC released its annual Christmas Price Index and […]
December 9, 2016

Mindful Money: Keep Your Holiday Spending in Check

The overflowing expectations around the holidays can entice us to spend more than we can afford. Not only do we have bills to face once the […]
November 28, 2016

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Online Sales Top Forecasts

Black Friday’s blockbuster online sales don’t appear to have come at Cyber Monday’s expense.  As of 10 a.m., retail websites had raked in $540 million on […]