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Money at 30: Are Gifts Between Couples a Waste?

Serious question: why do married couples buy gifts for each other? Surely I understand that it's nice to be surprised and receive things you've had your eye on, but, in most cases aren't you really just spending your own money anyway? With today marking my third wedding anniversary and then,...

What You Need to Know About Mortgages and Your Credit Scores

If you're like most Americans, the largest purchase you will make in your lifetime is a house. Due to its outsized financial impact most home buyers finance their homes and pay it off over the course of three decades (although 15 year mortgages and other options are available as well)....

Can Cord Cutting Really Save You Money? 2

Over the past few years "cord cutting" has been the hot phrase that customers have touted and service providers have feared. While the terminology might be relatively new, the concept of cancelling your cable or satellite television subscription in order to save money certainly isn't. But is cord cutting a good deal?Before...

3 Topics of Political Debate that Could Affect Small Business

Earlier this week more than 84 million Americans tuned in to watch the first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, making it the most watched debate in the history of the medium. The following day pundits, social media influencers, and average citizens gathered around the water...

Median Household Income Back on the Rise in the US

It's been a long road to recovery for the U.S. economy following the banking crisis and recession of the past decade but there are some new reasons to be hopeful. Last year the median household income in the United States rose to $56,516. Not only does that represent a 5.2% lift...

Square Working to Speed Up EMV Chip Card Payments 2

There’s a big problem that has come to light as America adopts EMV cards: they’re painfully slow. Because of the complexity involved with chip card payments, including generating a unique card number for each individual transaction, the entire process is noticeably and frustratingly longer than the old magnetic stripes did....

Is Your Grocery Store Loyalty Costing You Money? 2

If you're lucky enough to live in an area with several nearby grocery stores there's a good chance that one of them is your absolute favorite. Maybe you enjoy the friendly staff there, you think they have a nice layout and attractice displays, or perhaps they're just a little bit...

7 Finance Apps You Should Know About 5

Whether they realize it or not, millions of Americans now utilize FinTech on a daily basis. This is mainly thanks to growing popularity of budgeting, investing, and savings apps available both online and for mobile devices. Still, while a few have cracked their way into the mainstream, others aren't getting...