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NEW YORK (MainStreet) – Middle-aged Americans who want to switch careers in their 40s and 50s have a problem: While they’d love to follow their passion, they don’t have the savings in the bank to pull the move off. In the end, it’s all about the “income gap.” Read more»
NEW YORK (MainStreet) – Tens of millions of Americans will be getting tax refunds this year, but many won't be putting theirs in the bank. Instead, one study says they'll be cashing and then spending it. That's good for the economy – but is it good for consumers? Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) – Acknowledging the danger of a near-zero interest rate policy, one Federal Reserve bigwig says that it’s a policy that may be becoming “counterproductive.” James Bullard, the chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, says it could be a long time before interest rates get off the floor, and that could hurt the economy – and especially older bank savers. Read more»
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- The Federal Reserve has pretty much guaranteed that interest rates will remain low for the foreseeable future, probably for another two years, which is bad news for anyone using certificates of deposit as a savings vehicle or an investment strategy. Read more»
NEW YORK (MainStreet) – With the national debt now exceeding a staggering $15 trillion, bank savers have every right to wonder, “How is this going to impact me?” The answer: In ways that you may never have imagined. Read more»
NEW YORK (MainStreet) – The Federal Reserve is going to get more specific about economic forecasting, and will offer more clues on when and how much it will move interest rates. This will likely cause initial confusion among bank savers, but should ultimately reduce uncertainty for those looking for credit. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Call it an insurance policy against the kinds of financial troubles banks are having in the eurozone these days. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Retailers aren’t too fond of debit and credit card transactions. After all, each time you use plastic to make a purchase, they must pay an interchange fee to banks and credit card companies. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — There is some upbeat news on the bankruptcy front: The American Bankruptcy Institute reports that U.S. Read more»
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Last week the Internal Revenue Service raised the annual contribution limits for IRAs, 401(k)s and similar retirement plans in 2012. That means that now might be a good opportunity to build your holdings of cash to spend in retirement. Read more»
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