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July 14, 2013

76% of Americans Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck

The economy isn’t getting better and the unemployment numbers we keep seeing are far from accurate. According to CNN Money, 76% of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck.  […]
July 5, 2013

Happy July – The Halfway Point

On the Fourth of July, we celebrate our freedom! And what better way to put yourself on a path to freedom from debt than to make […]
June 25, 2013

Americans are giving less money to God

Americans donated $316 billion to charitable causes in 2012, a 3.5% increase from 2011, a new report by the Giving USA Foundation found. But while charitable […]
June 21, 2013

Young People Ditching Credit Cards

Younger adults seem to be developing an aversion to credit cards and the debt that comes with them. A new analysis of data about millions of […]
June 18, 2013

Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams? 7 Lifestyle Habits of the Rich

When you hear the word “rich,” what do you think of? Yachts? Evening gowns? Travel? That’s true to an extent, but not all rich people live […]
June 13, 2013

The Worst Things You Can Do With Your Money

Financial blunders are made all the time and everywhere – at the grocery store, at the bank, in the housing market, in the stock market, with […]
June 10, 2013

10 States With the Highest Credit Card Balances

Who are America’s big spenders?  What states love their plastic the most?  To get an idea of our country’s credit card spending, Credit.com looked at data […]
June 4, 2013

Scorecard: Best (and Worst) Bank Checking Accounts

From debit card fees to overdraft charges, consumers need clearer policies from their banks to understand checking accounts, according to a report released by the Pew […]
May 30, 2013

How America Spends Money on Food

Thirty years ago, the average household spent about 17% of its income on food. Today it spends about 11%. It’s a global trend: Food is getting […]