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Emergency Savings by the Numbers


Contradicting reports suggest we either are or aren’t building our emergency savings. We may or may not be financially savvy, either.

Guess Who Else Has Shopping Addictions?

April 9, 2013

Both men and women have shopping addictions; in fact, it’s about half and half according to statistics. What to look for and why it’s not as simple as many believe.

American Express Serve Prepaid Card

January 22, 2013

The Amex Serve prepaid card has a lot of reasons why it should be a strong contender for your business. Here are a few of those reasons.

Despite High Hopes, US Holiday Retail Sales Weak

December 26, 2012

Those holding out hopes that the holiday season would boost the economy are disappointed with the less than one percent retail sales growth.

Kids Get Raises, Too

November 23, 2012

Do your children get an allowance? Do they have chores to earn it or is it simply “allowed”? Here’s what the new numbers reveal about kids and cash.

Recovering From and Avoiding Big Summer Debt

September 20, 2012

As the summer travel season comes to a close many have to prepare their fall finances to pay for their vernal excursions. Here are a few tips for dealing with summer debt.

How To Ignore Your “Inner Spender” And Stay On Top of Your Credit

September 18, 2012

Many people struggle with debt simply because of impulse control. Getting out of debt and maintaining financial responsibility, then, is a matter of keeping a strong and healthy financial mindset.

Credit Card Fees Found To Outweigh Rewards

August 23, 2012

A recent study has found that as many as 20 percent of all credit cards have annual fees that are higher than the rewards they payout and the trend continues in several other ways.

Personal Credit May Be the Future of Small Business Capital

August 21, 2012

Many small business owners, these days, are learning that personal credit can be a powerful tool, especially in place of larger (and harder-to-get) business loans. It helps that technology has improved business processing so that less money is required for …

Fuel Demand Down in U.S.: MasterCard

May 16, 2012

According to MasterCard, U.S. gasoline demand fell for a second consecutive week to the lowest level in two months.

Americans Reduced Credit Card Usage

May 11, 2012

Consumer spending defines 70 percent of the economy and it’s been rising at an impressive pace this past year. It appears they’re using cash far more often than their credit cards.