Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

News Author: Beth May

Despite High Hopes, US Holiday Retail Sales Weak


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

More Reasons it Pays to Check Your Credit Card Statements


There are at least five common methods used to drain unsuspecting credit card users. Here’s what to look for.

Kids Get Raises, Too


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.

Fiscal Cliff Just One Unfinished Reform


The fiscal cliff is front and center on the evening news, but there’s more financial legislation at risk, too.

Financial Resources for Veterans


Here are a few programs designed just for our military and veterans. JPMorgan Chase offers many opportunities and programs.

Problems Ahead for $7.2 Billion Card Fee Ruling


The multi billion dollar credit card swipe fee settlement is nearing, but merchants are still saying it’s incomplete.

New Lenders: Pawnshops


We’ve suspected it; after all, there are so many Americans who are struggling financially and who no longer have access to traditional financial products like checking accounts and credit cards. Now, though, we’ve confirmed what we’ve suspected for months: more …

Bank of America Sued Over Mortgage Fraud


The lawsuits keep coming. This time, the government is targeting Bank of America and one-time lender Countrywide Financial Services

Just What is the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act?


President Obama reminded Americans he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act in 2009, but what does it mean for the wallets of millions of American women?

What your Credit Report Doesn’t Show


Despite the enormous amount of information that shows in your credit report, there’s a lot more that doesn’t, such as your employment history.

Ouch: The 7 Year Car Loan


More car loans are being financed for a staggering 7 years. Is it too much and is the irony lost that most marriages don’t even last that long?

Revisions in 2009 CARD Act


A poorly-worded clause in the 2009 CARD Act would eliminate problems securing a credit card by stay at home parents and possible domestic abuse victims.