American families are having trouble with understanding finance

    Financial Literacy a Tough Test for Most Americans

    The latest trends in spending and debt indicate that America already has forgotten any lessons we might have learned when the bubble burst on the U.S. economy in 2008. The reputable and renowned Pew Charitable Trust says that 80% of American adults are in ...

    Auto Sales Slow Because of New Legislation

    New Legislation May Slow Record-Breaking Car Sales

    Analysts predict record-setting sales for the automobile industry over the next year, though feuding between government leaders over whether discrimination exists in car financing could slow things down. WardsAuto Dealer Magazine says that new car sales ...

    myRA Account is my retirement account

    MyRA Account Starting Point For Retirement Savings

    The United States government is opening the door to retirement savings for the millions of Americans who have nothing invested there, but a word of caution if you go inside: There’s not much to see. The federal government is offering a retirement account ...

    Student Cap on Money

    Borrowers Get Another Way To Repay Student Loan Debt

    The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced it was imposing regulations to prevent colleges from steering students to specific debit and prepaid cards for use with federal grant and loan money. The DOE also said that it was dramatically improving ...

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    Employers Up The Ante On 401k Plans

    There is a new twist on the ages old discussion about how much is needed for retirement savings: Employers – not employees! – are taking the initiative. The Vanguard Group, an investment management company, said that 36 percent of the companies it ...

    Large cost for education

    Workers Put Paying For Child’s College Ahead Of Retirement Savings

    American workers have found another escape hatch to avoid contributing to their retirement savings and at least 33 percent of them say they would voluntarily take it. The LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute released a study that said one-third of U.S. ...

    Scanning the EMV Card

    Walmart Ahead Of Competitors With EMV Cards

    While most retailers in the United States struggle to catch up to the new EMV chip technology for credit cards, Walmart has been ready for nearly a decade. The nation’s largest retailer installed machines that could read the chip-embedded EMV cards nine ...

    Millennial holding a sign that declares their love for loan repayment plan

    Student Loan Repayment A Benefit Millennials Love

    Companies have a new carrot to dangle in front of college graduates – help repaying student loans – and experts believe it quickly will become the gold standard benefit for the next crop of college graduates. “Getting help repaying student loan debt ...

    Debt is Due Now On Paper

    CFPB Orders Debt Collection Agencies To Refund Millions

    The 77 million Americans pursued and often harassed by debt collection agencies won a moment of relief when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered the nation’s two largest debt buying companies to stop collecting on $128 million in debt and ...

    Prepaid Reloadable Card Card

    GPR Cards An Alternative To Banks, Credit Cards

    If you like the convenience of a credit card, but lack discipline and overspend when using one, a general purpose reloadable (GPR) card could be the way to stabilize your finances. GPR cards, more commonly referred to as pre-paid credit cards, are safer ...

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