Shopping

December 14, 2015

What is Your City's Holiday Budget?

Besides good cheer, holidays can also bring seasonal stress – a primary source of which is our addiction to blowing money. According to the National Retail […]
December 11, 2015

Cost of 12 Days of Christmas Gifts Holds Steady in '15

If you’ve ever wondered the going rate of the combined price of the gifts “my true love gave to me” in “The 12 Days of Christmas,” wonder no […]
December 9, 2015

Banks Beware: Cyber Fraud Abounds this Holiday Season

As shopping gets more digital, so does fraud. The rise in technology at shoppers’ fingertips provides many new channels for scammers to exploit.  Here are 6 […]
December 8, 2015

Consumers Use One Card for 80% of Holiday Spending

A TransUnion analysis has found that credit card loyalty remains intact despite enticing offers and higher spend during the holiday shopping season.  The analysis found that, although consumers […]
December 4, 2015

Give Yourself the Gift of a Debt-Free Holiday

he holidays can be magical – there’s no other time of the year quite like it.  The decorations, the lights, shopping for your favorite people, spending […]
December 1, 2015

Should You Use a Signature or Pin With New EMV Chip Cards?

As pressure mounts on card issuers to offer chip-and-PIN cards, why are so many banks clinging to signatures?  Recently, 9 attorneys general sent a letter to the big […]
November 30, 2015

Tips: Avoid Scams This Cyber Monday

Online fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season, as people searching for the perfect gifts take to cyberspace and head to traditional stores armed with their […]
November 27, 2015

Items to Avoid on Black Friday 2015

Black Friday has become synonymous in our minds with great deals. Often, the deals are impressive as businesses compete for shoppers’ attention and dollars. But there’s […]
November 17, 2015

The Dark Art of Buying Back Stolen Credit Card Data

There are many potential buyers of stolen bank account data, including the banks themselves. But fraudsters are increasingly reluctant to sell their data back to its […]