• Tips on Scholarships and Financial Aid for College

    Scholarship and Financial Aid
    Sep 22, 2017
    It’s no secret that the average costs of college have more than doubled in the past twenty years and that they continue to rise. What fewer college-bound students and their parents are aware of is just how vast the opportunities are for scholarships, grants, loans and other forms of financial aid, all of which can go a long way toward lessening the financial strain of college on families. Don’t want to leave money on the table for something as important as higher education? Check out these tips for tapping into the billions of dollars’ worth of college funds available.
  • What Makes the Equifax Breach Unique and How it Can Impact Consumers

    Equifax data breach
    Sep 15, 2017
    Although news of the data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal financial information of roughly 44 percent of Americans continues to make headlines, large-scale cyberattacks affecting millions of individuals might be starting to seem like a fairly common occurrence. After all, American consumers can easily recall major incidents over the past several years that have compromised the security of sensitive data – just a few of which include retailers like Target and Home Depot and government entities such as the Office of Personnel Management and the IRS. At the same time, regulatory investigations and the many class-action lawsuits already underway suggest that the Equifax hack represents a substantive threat that must be addressed. To stay attuned to the best ways to protect yourself from fraud including identity theft, be sure to take these facts into account.
  • The State of Mobile Wallets: Deciphering the Reality From the Hype

    Mobile Wallets
    Sep 08, 2017
    Despite the multitude of providers emerging in the fast-changing mobile payments space, consumers, for the most part, have been slow to adapt to using digital wallets for point-of-sale transactions. For the inside scoop on facts surrounding mobile wallet use – and how changes in the industry may impact you – take a look at these recent findings.
  • A Look at Some of the Best New Fuel-Efficient Cars

    Aug 25, 2017
    With auto manufacturers facing rising standards for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, new vehicles are more fuel-efficient than ever. Not only are auto makers offering a wide mix of alternative fuel powertrains from full-battery electric and hydrogen fuel cells to hybrids and plug-in hybrids, but they’re also finding ways to improve overall fuel-economy with enhanced aerodynamics, lighter materials, better air conditioning and tires, and more. Planning to buy a new car this year and want to find a vehicle that will save you money on gas and time at the pump – while helping you protect the planet? We’re highlighting several overall top-rated vehicles that also get the highest marks for fuel economy.
  • How to Get the Best Deals on Back-to-School Electronics and More

    Young girl using a laptop
    Aug 18, 2017
    If you’re just now getting around to back-to-school shopping, you may be pleased to know that the best deals of the season are still in full swing. In fact, you’ll find the greatest number of back-to-school price cuts on everything from electronics to basic items like pens and paper from August through Labor Day weekend. Don’t have school-aged kids and no longer a student? This is still an opportune time to take advantage of rock-bottom prices on office supplies or to purchase a big-ticket item like a laptop or printer at an excellent value. To stretch your dollars further, take a look at these back-to-school savings tips.

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