Money Management

Degrees of Spending

July 22, 2014

Education is a key influencer of consumer behavior that often reveals interesting patterns in the different ways Americans spend their money. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, discover how your spending likely compares to others using the visualization below. There is a very informative infographic available with an interactive look at spending […]

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Jumbo Loans: Should I Go With Fixed Rate or Adjustable?

January 11, 2013

Jumbo loans — that is, loans for more than $417,000 — are a different kind of entity than normal loans. Because the amount of money involved in a jumbo loan is so large, banks automatically assume they are more risky than normal loans. Because of the added risk, banks add to the interest rate of […]

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New Year’s Detox For Your Finances

December 22, 2010

LEARNVEST.COM & REAL SIMPLE PARTNER TO LAUNCH A NEW YEAR’S DETOX DIET FOR YOUR FINANCES –Co-branded Cost-Cutting Bootcamp to Provide Women with Tools to Get Financially Fit in 2011 NEW YORK — LearnVest.com, an award-winning personal finance website for women, and Real Simple, the award-winning Time Inc. lifestyle brand, today announce a partnership to launch […]

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Lifelong Financial Strategies: 25 Tips over 25 Weeks

September 24, 2010

CFP Board Presents First Phase of  “Lifelong Financial Strategies: 25 Tips over 25 Weeks” Washington, D.C. – Just starting out? You need to make smart financial decisions – and a plan. That’s the message from Eleanor Blayney, CFP®, the consumer advocate for Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., in the first segment of the […]

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Education at Early Age Improves Consumer Confidence in Financial Knowledge

September 23, 2010

Role Model Key to Financial Literacy Success; However, One-in-Five Polled Either Cite Celebrities or No One as a Role Model CHERRY HILL, N.J., and PORTLAND, Maine – August 2010 – Consumers with strong financial knowledge begin saving earlier and are more confident in their everyday financial tasks, according to the TD Bank Financial Literacy Poll […]

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Survey Finds Personal Financial Management Tool Usage Trails Consumer Interest

September 15, 2010

Current usage higher when PFM tools are part of a financial institution’s online banking service BROOKFIELD, Wis.—Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), the leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today unveiled research that shows consumers are very interested in personal financial management (PFM) tools, which enable them to track and analyze their spending and create […]

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“The National Money Night Talk” Launch

August 17, 2010

American Express and Jean Chatzky Launch “The National Money Night Talk” Program to Help Parents Educate Kids about Financial Responsibility NEW YORK, Aug 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — –Parents Encouraged to Access Tips and Take Pledge to Have “The Talk” American Express and personal finance expert Jean Chatzky today announced the launch of “The National […]

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