Research/Polls

Is College Worth The Debt?

September 10, 2010

Student loans have long been considered “good debt,” but with college tuition at U.S. universities now as high as $26,000 a year, and outstanding student loans approaching $830 billion, the concept of “good” debt may be worth another look. Sallie Mae’s annual “How America Pays for College” study found that 23% of higher education costs […]

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Gen Y Financial Survey by Western Union

September 8, 2010

A new survey reveals a potential financial crisis for the more than 87+ million Americans age 18 to 34 (Gen Y). Just check out these results of the Western Union Global Payments Money Mindset Index survey, which detail: Nearly 30 percent of Gen Y’ers report having difficulty in managing their spending, more than 20 percent […]

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Six Telltale Signs of M.A.D. (Money Anxiety Disorder)

August 31, 2010

From Harper’s Bazaar to US to People magazine, Bristol Palin has made the loop from single to engaged and back again, from buying her own townhouse to moving back in with her parents. Hollis Colquhoun, an expert on “financial self-defense” for women, says Bristol’s story illustrates the need for women to take control of their […]

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Cash For Clunkers Leases A Bad Idea 1 Year Later

August 27, 2010

LeaseTrader.com Sees Trend of People Looking to Escape 5-Year Leases MIAMI – Just one year following the popular Cash For Clunkers program, are people sticking with the cars they purchased with the government rebate? LeaseTrader.com reports a significant trend in inquiries from people that leased a car with a Cash For Clunkers rebate looking to […]

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Erosion of Dollar’s Value Has Encouraged Families to Make Risky Investments

August 26, 2010

Erosion of Dollar’s Value Has Encouraged Families to Make Risky Investments, Research Organization Says Great Barrington, Mass. – The relentless erosion in the purchasing power of the dollar – caused by questionable government monetary and fiscal policies – has encouraged many Americans to accept investment risks that would have been unnecessary “if a dollar was […]

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“The Indeciders”

August 25, 2010

STUDY DISCOVERS A CONFUSED NATION CRIPPLED BY TOO MUCH CHOICE Report reveals almost half of the UK: Feel life is more confusing than it was 10 years ago (47%) Lie awake at night trying to make decisions (42%) Admit ‘Even little decisions can be hard to make’ (47%) A study into the current state of […]

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1/3 of Americans to Spend More on Back to School Shopping this Year

August 24, 2010

Clothing, shoes, school supplies, and even cosmetic services top back to school shopping lists NEW YORK— August 3, 2010 – The majority (80%) of consumers with children in preschool through high school expect to spend more (39%) or the same (41%) per child on back to school shopping this year compared to last year, according […]

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