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December 23, 2014

It's Better to Give Than to Receive

Michael Norton is a professor at Harvard Business School. Smart dude, right? Well, he’s got some news for us: money can buy happiness. But only if […]
December 18, 2014

Consumers Keep Same Holiday Budget Despite Low Gas Prices

Despite their age, income and education levels, most Americans agree on one thing: they are not allocating more money toward shopping this year. Millennials are the […]
December 12, 2014

Is Santa's Job Worth $140,000?

According to the 2014 Santa Index, a “study” created by the all-purpose insurance information site Insure.com, Santa Claus would earn $139,924 annually if he were paid […]
November 26, 2014

ID Thieves Love the Holidays Too

Our shopping habits put us at greater risk for identity theft during the holidays. We’re doing more shopping online, using our debit cards more frequently, and […]
November 11, 2014

Veterans Day Facts & Trivia

Each November 11, the nation pauses to honor the men and women who served in the Armed Forces. But not everyone knows the history and traditions […]
October 9, 2014

5 Simple Ways to Cut Down Your Grocery Bill

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with the grocery store. Some coupon-savvy families squeak by on less than $300 a month, while others jam-pack their […]
September 18, 2014

Caregiving Costs Affect Finances, Employment & Retirement

More and more Americans are caregiving for loved ones, with 42% of working adults reporting they’ve provided unpaid care for an older family member within the […]
July 18, 2014

"Normal" Housing Levels Still a Ways Off

Consumer confidence in the housing market has trended upward significantly during the recovery but continues to be less than needed to return to “normal” housing levels, […]
July 9, 2014

The Rise of the Stay-At-Home Parent

The number of parents who are staying at home with their children is on the rise, and it isn’t just an increase in stay-at-home moms, either. […]