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Gift cards are an easy way to ward off disappointment during the holidays. In the best case scenarios, they give our loved ones the freedom to buy whatever it is they really want and alleviate the stress of trying to find the perfect gifts. Read More
Americans’ confidence in the economy in November bounced back to its highest level since July, the latest sign that consumers are beginning to feel more cheerful about spending during the holiday shopping season. Read More
Car buyers are getting smarter about negotiating prices. Securing cheap financing is another matter. It’s a common blind spot for consumers, who tend to fixate on the sticker price without giving much thought to the back end of the deal. Read More
After weeks of pain at the gas pump and the grocery store, the worst appears to be over. Oil prices have fallen, with gas soon to follow. Read More
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a question as old as investing itself: will good performance last?
The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index are both up more than 5 percent this year, and barring something dramatic will finish in the black. Much of the gains can be attributed to two . . . read more Read More
Deflation is the potential new boogeyman for consumers, replacing inflation.
Absent in any significant way since the Great Depression, deflation — a prolonged period of downward-spiraling prices of goods and services — is seen as a possible threat… Read More
While Independence Day comes just once a year, millions of consumers are mired in financial dependence day after day. Too many count on credit cards and their next paycheck just to get by.
The Fourth of July holiday is a good time to resolve to clean up your finances and start freeing yourself from debt, especially because it often kicks off two months of overspendingstrong> . . . read more Read More
At a time when many consumers are watching interest rates on their credit cards rise in the aftermath of the Credit Card Act of 2009, Zions Bank’s Low Rate Visa Platinum card has been ranked No. 1 in the country for the lowest ongoing interest rate for consumers with good credit. Zions Bank’s card surpassed 216 others . . . Read More
Many consumers feel like they got the short end of the stick from their banks despite following all the rules. Soon they may be able to leverage their good behavior into some advantages.
Bankers are using buzzwords like “rebuilding trust” and “improving customer relationships” as they revamp products and try to regain their footing in the fledging recovery. But behind those soft words are some hard realities: the battered industry needs to find ways to grow without relying on acquisitions . . . read more Read More