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February 14, 2017

Cautious Cupid: Consumers More Frugal this Valentine’s Day

After a decade-long increase, Valentine’s Day spending is expected to decline this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) […]
February 13, 2017

Consumers Visit an ATM at Least Once a Month

A new ATM study by TD Bank found that although the majority of respondents (71%) primarily use their debit card for everyday purchases like gas, coffee, and […]
February 10, 2017

New Administration Brings New Tax Laws for 2017

As a new administration takes up residence in the White House, most Americans are preparing to file their 2016 taxes. But if the new administration has […]
February 9, 2017

New Business Volume Down 3% from 2015

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), showed their overall new business volume for December was $12.1 billion, down 3% year-over-year from new […]
February 7, 2017

It Will Be Harder to Find a Home This Year

According to several recent industry reports, the amount of residential housing available for sale is low. In fact, according to Pro Teck Valuation Services’ Home Value Forecast for […]
February 6, 2017

Home Equity Demand Picks Up

Thanks to a confluence of factors, many banks and credit unions are predicting a surge in originations of both home equity loans and home equity lines […]
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 […]
February 1, 2017

Will Businesses Catch Up on the Paperless Trend?

Corporations and banks face at least two of the same issues: reliance on older technology and a need to trim expenses.  One way for them to […]
January 27, 2017

Tax Deductions: Are You at Risk for an Audit?

Like it or not, tax season is upon us.  As you begin to itemize your 2016 deductions, are you concerned that your numbers might be large […]