If glitzy ads and the scent of evergreens entice you to choose debt when you mean to choose joy, your holiday may already be haunted by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
Twenty-eight percent of shoppers who used credit cards to pay for last year’s holidays are still paying for them. Think about how long you’re willing to pay for a moment of delight before whipping out the plastic.
Alternatives to big banks are offering some of the best deposit account interest rates consumers have seen in years. And they’ve made checking accounts, savings accounts and certificates of deposit a worthwhile vehicle for earning interest once again.
Once again, we’re approaching The Most Wonderful Time of The Year. The music, the lights, the parties. There’s so much to do, but it’s important to remember to keep your guard up and follow a few safety tips during the holidays.
With so many financial products available, choosing which type of account to open can be just as stressful as deciding where to open one. For consumers looking for earnings on their savings, one of the options that credit unions offer is share certificates. Here’s a brief overview of how they work and some of their advantages and disadvantages.
Shopping for school supplies, electronics and clothing can be a chore — and an expensive one at that.
Families with children in grades K-12 plan to spend an average of $687.72 on back-to-school shopping, about $14 more than last year’s average of $673.57, according to the National Retail Federation. College students and their families plan to spend an average of $969.88, or about $82 more than last year’s $887.71 average.