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January 22, 2013

Is 2013 the Year to Cut the Cable Cord?

The Good News:  Holiday spending was up about 10% from the past year to the tune of about $28 billion dollars, according to the National Retail […]
January 2, 2013

Financial Predictions for 2013

As we end one year and enter another, it’s natural to reflect on the past and wonder about the future. In the spirit of the season, […]
December 18, 2012

Money Saving Ideas for the Holidays

The holiday season brings out the generous side of almost all of us, and Americans spend a lot of money on gifts and parties. Credit cards […]
November 29, 2012

Student Loan Defaults: A Needless Tragedy

For the first time on record, the delinquency rate on student loans has jumped above the rate for credit cards, car loans, or any other kind […]
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 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.  […]