Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cutting Back on Health Coverage (as reported by Tom Murphy via finance.yahoo.com)

Health coverage is a hot topic these days and for many is tied directly to employment. A new trend is starting to emerge among employers, many are rethinking the instances in which an employee’s spouse can receive coverage. Starting next year some employers will no longer cover insurance for a spouse with access to coverage […]

#buy it Now Using Social Media (as reported by Melody Warnick via creditcards.com)

 The financial services industry is always coming up with ways to make spending easier for consumers. The latest development by today’s tech entrepreneurs means that a person no longer needs their wallet to make a purchase. An impulse buy is as simple as writing #buy using your Twitter account. Backers of the technology, including AMEX, […]

Young Americans Fear Markets (as reported by Melanie Hicken on Money.CNN.Com)

Because they have grown up in a country where the fear of unemployment is higher than ever, and because they saw many of their parents struggle after the collapse of the stock market in 2008, millennials are much less likely to trust, or utilize, the stock market to grow their wealth. And most experts say, […]

Financial Influence of Friends (as reported by Jessica Sommerfield on Moneyning.com)

Creditors and lenders have found something new to look at when evaluating creditworthiness of individuals, their network of friends. Multiple news stories recently have spread the word that banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions are using social networks to establish patterns of financials behavior among groups of friends when evaluating someone for financing. In […]

Save More by Spending Less (as reported by Money Talk News on Mint.Com)

Students go to school to learn the skills that will allow them to succeed and earn money as adults. But to truly achieve financial freedom, it’s just important to learn skills that will help you save money by spending less. In this article, we are given seven great money saving tips that are key to […]

Choosing Cheaper Schools (as reported by Kathleen Kingsbury on Finance.Yahoo.Com)

While college costs are still rising at universities around the country, Sallie Mae’s annual “How America Pays for College” report suggests that more and more families are saving by choosing less expensive schools. For the first time in many years, the average college-related costs per student went down for the 2012-13 school year. Focusing on […]

Harnessing Technology to Provide Education (As reported by Lisa Wirthman for Forbes.com)

Today’s children are raised surrounded by more technology than any generation before. Look around, many have already mastered using smartphones and tablets while just toddlers. A new generation of applications and games designed for these devices aims to connect to these young children in these formats. Educational software is of course not new, but it […]