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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 […]
December 11, 2015

Cost of 12 Days of Christmas Gifts Holds Steady in '15

If you’ve ever wondered the going rate of the combined price of the gifts “my true love gave to me” in “The 12 Days of Christmas,” wonder no […]
December 10, 2015

Student Debt Impacts Home Ownership

A new report based on research from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies indicates student loans has a potentially strong impact on consumers seeking to move […]
December 4, 2015

Give Yourself the Gift of a Debt-Free Holiday

he holidays can be magical – there’s no other time of the year quite like it.  The decorations, the lights, shopping for your favorite people, spending […]