Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

News Author: Jon Dell

Groupon Wants To Innovate Credit Card Payments


Groupon, the world’s largest and most beloved online daily deals program announced, recently, that they are launching a new credit card program. This program sounds like a great idea, but has stiff competition from PayPal and Square.

1/3 of Americans Report They Are “Lower Class”


A full one-third of Americans say they’re living in a lower class from a financial perspective than they were four years ago as debates roll on about whether we’re in a recession or not.

5 Things You Should Know Before Buying A House In This Market


The housing market right now seems like a place fettered with possibility. While this is mostly true, many people do not realize the dangers in buying a home right now.

Target Gambles: “Sitting Out” Low-Price Wars


Is Target making a bad call by shooting for a bulls eye with Neiman Marcus? It says its consumers will choose higher end products over its competition.

Showing Respect: Purdue Fed Delays Promo of New Ad


Out of respect for American astronaut Neil Armstrong, who passed away last week, Purdue Federal Credit Union pushed back its latest marketing campaign featuring another astronaut who shared that glorious moment, Eugene Cernan

Re-booking Flights Due to Isaac


Several airlines are accommodating fliers who found themselves stuck in an airport with a cancelled flight due to Tropical Storm Isaac

Personal Credit May Be the Future of Small Business Capital


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 …

Campaign Finance Reform


We’re but 80 +/- days from the 2012 presidential election and if you’re like many Americans, the bickering, pettiness and downright childlike behavior some politicians are exhibiting are really beginning to take a toll on your nerves. We couldn’t agree …

Your Credit Scoring Questions Answered


Not sure how your credit scores are calculated or why you’re approved for one loan but declined for another? Here are some answers to those tough questions.

Strange Bedfellows: Octomom and Financial Adviser?


Nadya Suleman wants you to trust her with your financial decisions, via a new payday loan company, despite the fact she struggles financially and barely makes ends meet.

Mom, Dad and Your Finances


It’s not likely there’s more than a handful of folks who don’t have some outstanding “loan” with Mom and Dad – whether it’s that advance we got on our allowances twenty years ago or the mortgage their holding as a …

New FICO Mortgage Scoring Matrix


In recent days, an announcement was made by FICO. It’s teamed with CoreLogic for a new scoring program for would-be homeowners.