Manhattan DA’s Office Shuts Down Million Dollar Fraudulent Check Scheme
Dec 08

Manhattan DA’s Office Shuts Down Million Dollar Fraudulent Check Scheme

Manhattan law enforcement officials successfully busted a check fraud scheme involving almost 100 individuals and costing TD Bank more than $1 million. The New York County District Attorney’s office in Manhattan announced on Wednesday that it had indicted 94 individuals for their part in a fraudulent check scheme involving more than 90 checking accounts at

Read »
Some Tips on Purchasing Gift Cards During Holidays And Year-Round
Dec 07

Some Tips on Purchasing Gift Cards During Holidays And Year-Round

For years gift cards have been considered a popular gift option for friends and family. The ease and convenience these cards offer can take a lot of the guesswork out of holiday shopping, but choosing the right card and protecting its value doesn’t come without its risks.

Read »
Slash Your Credit Card Processing Fees With FeeFighters

Slash Your Credit Card Processing Fees With FeeFighters

Small businesses are expected to shell out upwards of $340 million in credit card processing fees this holiday season. If you’re a small business owner looking to save some cash then one start up is offering you a solution.

Read »
Financial Literacy: How Do You Define It?
Dec 06

Financial Literacy: How Do You Define It?

What does financial literacy mean to you? It’s a question I can admit I’m still struggling to define myself, and I’m sure a number of people would agree with me.

Read »
Capital One and Network for Good Make Online Giving Easier
Dec 05

Capital One and Network for Good Make Online Giving Easier

Making charitable donations online can present a convenient way for consumers to make simple and meaningful contributions to the organizations of their choices, but all that convenience can come at a hefty costs according to survey results recently released by Capital One.

Read »
New Federal Taskforce To Help Americans Avert Foreclosure

New Federal Taskforce To Help Americans Avert Foreclosure

Both the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Treasury will actively join the crusade against fraudulent mortgage modification scams that take advantage of homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage liabilities.

Read »
Debt Account Aversion Is Preventing You From Paying Down Your Credit Card
Dec 02

Debt Account Aversion Is Preventing You From Paying Down Your Credit Card

How do you manage your credit card debt if you carry a balance from month to month? Do you pay off the smallest debt first, or the debt with the highest balance? If your plan of attack involves the former then you may be doing yourself a disservice—at least according to a recent study on

Read »
Does The IRS Owe You Money?

Does The IRS Owe You Money?

We always read about people coming under legal fire from the Internal Revenue Service for tax evasion, but the media rarely reports on those the IRS fails to deliver tax refunds to. Right now, the IRS is looking to return $153 million in tax returns that failed to get into the hands of tens of

Read »
Californians Really Love Their Credit Unions
Dec 01

Californians Really Love Their Credit Unions

What do you look for in a depository institution? Is it friendliness, or superior products and services? For those living in the state of California, a company called Prime Performance offers a good look into what satisfies retail banking customers in the golden state.

Read »
5 Ways You May Be Inadvertently Breaking the Law
Nov 30

5 Ways You May Be Inadvertently Breaking the Law

To some, following the law is as simple as filing your taxes, not stealing and not inflicting bodily harm to others, and etc. But, the law can elude even the most honest and conscientious of individuals.

Read »
Charitable Giving On Any Budget
Nov 29

Charitable Giving On Any Budget

The holidays are a time for giving— and, not just to those you love, but to those in need as well. Donating your time, tangible items such as food or clothing, or even cash can be more than enough to help individuals and organizations in need during the holidays. But, determining the best way to make

Read »
Federal Reserve Being Sued Over Swipe Fee Reform
Nov 28

Federal Reserve Being Sued Over Swipe Fee Reform

Who says that all retailers are pro-swipe fee reform? A new lawsuit filed Wednesday morning against the federal government by a consortium of national retail trade organizations turns that notion right on its head.

Read »
The Occupy Movement’s $850,000 Opposition
Nov 22

The Occupy Movement’s $850,000 Opposition

For the most part, the Occupy Movement has flourished without much official opposition, albeit skirmishes with police officials. But, with famed Zucotti Park almost fully cleared out, many are now left to wonder if the movement can even make it through the winter.

Read »
Americans Not So Thankful This Thanksgiving Season
Nov 21

Americans Not So Thankful This Thanksgiving Season

Each year that Thanksgiving rolls around on the calender, Americans are tasked with determining what they are thankful for, and a new poll suggests that they have a lot less to be thankful for than in previous years.

Read »
More and More Americans Postponing Retirement To Save
Nov 18

More and More Americans Postponing Retirement To Save

While the official retirement age in the United States hovers at 65, many in the middle class don’t anticipate ending their working years until the about 15 years later according to survey results from Wells Fargo.

Read »
Federal Government Shuts Down 85 Online Mortgage Schemes
Nov 17

Federal Government Shuts Down 85 Online Mortgage Schemes

The federal government is cracking down on fraudulent mortgage modification companies, this time taking down dozens of unnamed scams that have advertised their services on web banners and advertisements littered across the internet.

Read »
Mobile Donations Possible Through Square and Salvation Army Union

Mobile Donations Possible Through Square and Salvation Army Union

The Salvation Army is stepping up its digital game for the holidays after announcing a new partnership with mobile payments processor Square that will allow the organization’s bell ringers to accept credit card payments on smartphones.

Read »
Big Banks Pay Millions To Federal Credit Union Regulators
Nov 16

Big Banks Pay Millions To Federal Credit Union Regulators

Two of the nation’s largest banks will pay $165.5 million to settle claims that they played a hand in the collapse five of the nation’s largest corporate credit unions.

Read »
Tips To De-Stress Your Holiday Shopping
Nov 15

Tips To De-Stress Your Holiday Shopping

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s no wonder some are getting nervous about what they will be buying for loved ones and how they’ll be paying for it.

Read »
Credit Unions Pulled In $80 Million on Bank Transfer Day
Nov 10

Credit Unions Pulled In $80 Million on Bank Transfer Day

Credit unions around the country pulled in $80 million in new savings thanks to Bank Transfer Day—the newly-minted banking holiday created in reaction to banking fees many of the nation’s largest banks have added to their retail banking services.

Read »
Sir Richard Branson Invests In Mobile Payment Processor Square

Sir Richard Branson Invests In Mobile Payment Processor Square

Square, the payment processing service that allows merchants to accept payments using their mobile devices, has secured funding from Sir Richard Branson to further promote its expansion in the realm of digital commerce.

Read »
American Express Launches $100 Million Digital Commerce Investment Fund
Nov 09

American Express Launches $100 Million Digital Commerce Investment Fund

American Express announced plans to launch a $100 million digital commerce fund expected to give the elite credit card issuer a huge leg up in the digital commerce market—a field the 162-year-old credit card issuer is already no stranger to.

Read »
Groupon: Meet Your Competition
Nov 08

Groupon: Meet Your Competition

Despite the success of Groupon’s initial public offering—currently the fastest growing company in history—many continue to wonder whether the daily deals market has reached its peak.

Read »
Ally Wallet Wise Adds Automotive Financing Course to Curriculum

Ally Wallet Wise Adds Automotive Financing Course to Curriculum

Those looking for advice in the realm of auto financing can now look to Ally Financial’s Ally Wallet Wise program, which recently added the subject to its online course roster.

Read »
Big Banks Poised to Lose Business on Bank Transfer Day
Nov 04

Big Banks Poised to Lose Business on Bank Transfer Day

Consumers are angry about the rise of banking fees across the nation’s largest banks, resulting the creation of Bank Transfer Day, taking place this Saturday. According to figures coming out of the Harris Poll, big banks should be worried.

Read »