The Federal Reserve could be closer to raising interest rates, with some economists predicting a move in the first half of 2015 if the parameters set by Fed policymakers are in place.
More consumers are turning to retailer websites and bargain-hunting apps, and diminishing the need for traveling to a brick-and-mortar location.
Women generally earn lower salaries, live longer than men, and may take time off from the workforce, which can interfere with their ability to save effectively.
AmEx members will get a $10 statement credit when they register their eligible American Express Card, and then use the registered card to spend $10 or more on a single in-store transaction at a qualifying small business location on Small Business Saturday.
“The subject of Debt is a loaded one — it explores issues of identity, morality, class, politics and psychology,” says photographer Brittany Powell.
Walmart’s move a few days ago to match the online prices of competitors as the holiday shopping season approaches has backfired somewhat as scrupulous customers scammed the nation’s largest retailer into selling the $400 gaming console PlayStation 4 at a $90 price point.
An FTC complaint alleges that from 2006 until January 2013, TRUSTe failed to conduct annual recertifications of companies holding TRUSTe privacy seals in more than 1,000 incidences.
The scams could originate via emails or on social media, and the strategy could take consumers to a website that extolls a “cure” for Ebola or a vaccine.
On average, holiday sales have grown 2.9 percent over the past 10 years, and are expected to represent about 19.2 percent of the industry’s overall annual sales of $3.2 trillion.
This is the sixth consecutive month that big bank approval rates have reached a new post-recession high on Biz2Credit’s index.