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January 5, 2016

Holiday Retail Sales Get Boost From Online Shopping, Gas Prices

After years of recessionary belt tightening, consumers spent 7.9% more than last year during the dash between Black Friday and Christmas Eve and ponied up for […]
January 4, 2016

Is the U.S. Economy Becoming More Vulnerable?

The risk of a US recession over a two- to three-year horizon has “increased materially,” according to JPMorgan strategists led by Bruce Kasman.  In a recent […]
December 29, 2015

5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Finances

Thanksgiving quickly flew by, Christmas was here and gone, and the next holiday is right around the corner: New Year’s. We typically spend this time contemplating […]
December 22, 2015

Retailers Dreaming of a Late Christmas

Retailers this week are wishing for a late Christmas – as in a holiday where everyone waits until the last minute to shop. Stores around the […]
December 21, 2015

Underwriting and Cyber Risk On the Rise

Credit risk, interest rate risk and cybersecurity concerns pose growing risks, according to a semiannual risk report issued the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  […]
December 18, 2015

Should Auld (Financial) Predictions Be Forgot?

We all know the old saying: Time in the market, not market timing.  But as the year comes to an end, and the New Year financial […]
December 17, 2015

EMV: The Chip Matters

There have been numerous articles recently written on whether cards with newer EMV chip technology should be paired with a signature or PIN.  The articles always […]
December 15, 2015

What You'll Need to Earn to Buy a Home in These 27 Cities

Mortgage information website HSH.com. recently released a list of salaries required to buy a home in the 27 largest metropolitan areas in the country. Of the cities, San […]
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 […]