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NEW YORK (sbup) — Here's how you know nearly 40% of Americans could stand to be better about saving money: According to, 37% of Americans have credit card debt that equals or exceeds their emergency savings. Read more»
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Buy a car and you’ll get a maintenance manual on how often to change the oil, check the hoses and rotate the tires. But homes don’t usually come that way, especially if they’re not brand new. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Are U.S. seniors “truly vulnerable” to spending their Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Call it a tale of two saving accounts. A study of the college savings patterns of Illinois parents says 58% only have one savings account, or none at all. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Add low interest rates to the updated list of lead-pipe locks in life, right up there with death, taxes and the Cubs failing to win the World Series. Read more»
 NEW YORK (sbup) -- In Ernest Hemingway’s 1920s novel “The Sun Also Rises,” the character Mike is asked how he went bankrupt. “Two ways,” he answers, “Gradually and then suddenly.” If things keep going as they have been, that could happen to a lot of Americans over the next few years.  Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) -- In a sign of the times, and not a positive one, 25% of Americans consider themselves “poor,” while a similar percentage say they don’t have a household budget. So says a new survey out this week from, a Chicago-based online consumer cash lender. Read more»
 NEW YORK (sbup) -- American families are still convinced that college is a good investment, but they’re just as convinced that paying for college calls for what amounts to extreme financial measures, according to a report from Sallie Mae. Read more»
The Young And The Jobless
By: Brian O'Connell
NEW YORK (sbup) -- What’s really killing the U.S. economy? How about the financial peril that millions of young Americans face simply because they can’t find a job. In fact, like links in a chain, the recent bad news on the economy has been to a large degree caused by the severe financial limitations placed on America’s 18-29 demographic.  Read more»
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- U.S. credit unions hit a milestone last week, reaching $1 trillion in assets. It's not just a milestone, though – it’s a trend away from big financial institutions and toward smaller ones. Read more»
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