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Consumers tell ‘Love Doesn’t Have to Cost a Thing’

February 12, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 12, 2019 — Someone may ask you to be their Valentine on Feb. 14, but they probably won’t try to buy your love. That’s the conclusion of’s second annual Valentine’s Day spending survey. Of the more than 3,000 adults polled, a mere 2 percent expect their significant other to spend more than […]

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Fewer Americans Making – and Keeping – New Year’s Resolutions About Money

January 29, 2019’s annual “New Year No Debt” survey shows less enthusiasm about personal finances in 2019 over last year. Fort Lauderdale, FL January 29, 2019 – Nearly two-thirds of Americans made a New Year’s resolution about being more fiscally responsible in 2019 – but that may not actually be good news. polled more than […]

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Americans are Losing Money While Trying to Save Money, According to a Talks News Survey

October 23, 2018

Americans are struggling with record levels of credit card debt – currently more than $1 trillion. Interest rates on that debt hovers around 16 percent. One popular solution is a “zero-percent balance transfer.” This is where a person transfers high-interest credit card balances to a new credit card – which charges no interest. These deals aren’t […]

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When Should You Start Cutting Off Your Children Financially?

Do you stop paying for extras, and even not-so extras like clothes, the moment they start college? The moment they finish college? Or maybe you’re done once they have a full-time job with benefits? Or just any ol’ job after college? Or perhaps the moment they get some part-time fast food gig in high school you stop giving them the green stuff, other than room and board? Depending on how you feel about kids and their independence, you could probably make a pretty persuasive argument for any of those scenarios.

Are Millennials Becoming Their Parents?

Millennials might be just a few years away from telling kids to get off their lawn. That’s one intriguing conclusion from a handful of recent studies — and something I’ve seen happening for years. Here are my long-time conclusions, now supported by recent research.

Turn what you buy online into free airline miles

You can use credit card points to help you earn free travel miles, but that’s not the only way to rack them up.

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