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Study Shows That Financial Education Leads To Better Financial Well-Being

[Wednesday, October 10th, 2018]

Feeling good about your finances is a result of having good financial skills, a recent study from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found. And solid financial know-how comes from getting a financial education. Unfortunately, many Americans haven’t gotten a good financial education. The good news is, it’s never too late to learn.

Survey Highlights Mounting Credit Card Debt As A Problematic Trend

[Wednesday, August 30th, 2017]

More households are carrying debt on their credit cards, according to a survey from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. The 2017 Financial Literacy Survey highlighted the top concerning financial trends; besides mounting credit card debt, it found that folks are saving less money, and are increasingly concerned about their long-term financial stability.

New Chase Site Helps Cardholders Understand Credit Scores

[Tuesday, January 10th, 2017]

Consumers who have trouble understanding how their credit scores are calculated, and what they mean, will be glad to know about a new website from JPMorgan Chase, which is dedicated to helping people make decisions about credit.

New Cash Rewards Credit Card from TD Bank

[Monday, January 25th, 2016]

Good news for foodies: a new credit card from TD Bank offers 2% cash back on all dining purchases and 1% cash back on everything else.

Americans and Debt: It’s Complicated

[Wednesday, August 19th, 2015]

Most people don’t want to be in debt, but a recent survey from The Pew Charitable Trusts illustrated that while folks may prefer not to carry any debt, it’s not always a bad thing—and for many, it’s a necessity.

NFCC Says Majority of Consumers Fear Running Out of Money

[Tuesday, November 11th, 2014]

When it comes to fears, there’s one thing that many people find scarier than spiders, the dark, and public speaking: running out of money. A recent survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) showed that 92% of respondents are afraid they will one day run out of funds.

Tax Season Leaves Some Scrambling

[Sunday, April 27th, 2014]

April is the cruelest month, so the saying goes—but the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) did what they could to make it a bit easier this year, at least financially, by offering free information on making the most of your finances.

Average Credit Card Debt Between $3,000 and $5,000

[Monday, August 12th, 2013]

Depending on who you ask, the average amount of credit card debt per person in the United States is somewhere around $5,000, give or take a thousand.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York puts the number at $5,047. In a recent monthly report, revolving debt was around $800 billion.

Credit card issuers pushing balance transfer offers

[Thursday, November 24th, 2011]

Capital One, Bank of America, Citigroup, and JP Morgan Chase are now pushing consumers towards their low-interest balance transfer options. To offset fees that many of the major banks have been charging this month in order to make up for lost revenue brought about by the Credit CARD Act of 2009, those four major banks […]

Balance transfer credit cards now get better consumer protection

[Saturday, May 7th, 2011]

A new set of rules and regulations were approved by the Federal Reserve recently. These rules are targeted towards closing the loopholes left ignored by the CARD Act that came into effect in two phases in 2009 and 2010. Despite the CARD Act coming into play, consumers still felt cheated out in certain aspects because […]