24 - April 2017
Mortgage Rates Do an About-Face
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Mortgage rates started the year on a tear, continuing an upward trend that push them to highs not seen in years. There was one-party rule in Washington! A new president who wanted to spend a trillion on infrastructure! An aggressive Fed eager to push interest rates higher and higher! And then, reality set it. First, […]
Financial Literacy
11 - April 2017
Why financial literacy isn’t just one person’s responsibility
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Since 2003, April has been designated “Financial Literacy Month” by the federal government, and for good reason. Although most would agree it’s important for people to learn (preferably early) the life skills that set them up for financial success, studies consistently indicate Americans are generally not sufficiently educated about their personal finances. Respondents in the […]
15 - March 2017
Does Vacation Shaming Keep You from Relaxing?
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U.S. workers are feeling more guilt than ever before about planning and taking their vacations, according to a new survey from Alamo Rent A Car. Overall, the rental car firm’s Family Vacation Survey  around half (49 percent) of all American workers report feeling vacation shamed – being made to feel shame or guilt by co-workers […]
06 - March 2017
How is technology changing the way consumers manage their finances?
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Consumers rely on their financial institutions for multiple reasons and define their convenience based on their habits. As technology continues to evolve, these habits are drastically impacted. In a time when smartphones are becoming more and more integral to consumers’ daily lives, financial institutions are increasingly using mobile devices to provide services to their customers. […]
Car Shopping
21 - February 2017
Five Ways to Turbo Charge Your Car Shopping Process
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More than 23 percent of Ohio consumers are considering purchasing a vehicle this year, and 83 percent are more likely to finance the purchase than pay cash, according to a consumer survey conducted by the Ohio Credit Union League. When asked what factors respondents considered when vehicle shopping, 67 percent said monthly payment is the […]
Car Value
06 - February 2017
These Vehicles Have the Best Resale Value
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A great deal on a new vehicle will only stay great if the operating costs remain competitive, and the resale value is strong at trade-in time. A new report from Kelley Blue Book examines the latter. KBB recently ranked vehicles on resale value, and awarded top honors to the best 10. The company’s annual Best […]