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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 […]

Read More poll reveals Americans think budgeting is crucial, and most are trying it – but not very well.

May 2, 2018

Budgeting your money is like eating healthy – everyone wants to do it, many say they’re doing it, but few are doing it right. A new budget survey of over 1,000 American adults by financial solutions company shows almost unanimous agreement: 92 percent of us believe we all need a budget. That dropped to […]

Read More Survey: Your Valentine Isn’t Keen on Adding to Your Debt

February 12, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, Feb. 13, 2018 – Despite reports of near record-high spending for Valentine’s Day, a new survey (results below) finds most people are not interested in their partner going into debt to get the perfect gift. In fact, almost half of survey respondents said they don’t expect their partner to spend anything at […]

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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.

Are we laying up in store for the bad times?

Unemployment in Utah just fell to 3 percent, which is just a little better than the national rate of 3.8 percent. Billboards aimed at business owners are popping up along the Wasatch Front. They offer to help companies hire the right kind of employee in an age when almost no one with qualifications is looking for a job.

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