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February 20, 2018

Identity Fraud Hits All-Time High With 16.7 Million U.S. Victims

The 2018 Identity Fraud Study released by Javelin Strategy & Research, revealed that the number of identity fraud victims increased by 8% (rising to 16.7 million […]
February 16, 2018

Phishing Attacks Affected 76% of Firms in 2017

The battle against phishing attacks is still very much on, with a majority of enterprises reporting attacks in 2017. According to Wombat Security Technologies’ State of […]
February 14, 2018

Love is in the Air: Valentine’s Day Spending May Reach $20 Billion

U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day as 55% of the population celebrates this year.  This is an increase from last […]
February 13, 2018

Equifax Hack Just Got Worse

The Equifax breach may have exposed more personal information of customers than previously thought.  Additional information, including tax IDs and driver’s license details, may have been […]
February 2, 2018

Buying a Home is Low Priority for Debt-Ridden

Credit score damage is a chief regret among consumers, but among financial goals it impedes, buying a home lies further down the food chain than other […]
February 1, 2018

Consumer Spending Rises but Savings Plummet

U.S. consumer spending rose solidly in December as demand for goods and services increased, but the increase came at the expense of savings, which dropped to […]
January 30, 2018

Small Business Hiring Slows While Economy Grows

Small business hiring slowed in 2017, even as the rest of the economy accelerated, according to a report from human resources firm Paychex.  The Small Business […]
January 17, 2018

Credit Card Debt Is Back to Pre-Recession Level

Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported that outstanding consumer credit card debt last year had surpassed the peak set during the recession.  Credit card […]
January 16, 2018

Consumer Confidence Near 17-Year High

Americans ended 2017 feeling very good about the economy.  Consumer confidence hit 122.1 in December, slightly below the 17-year high set in November, 128.6, according to […]