Is this the key to finally getting Americans to save money? – MarketWatch

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-idUSKBN12V1BM The economy may have improved a lot since the Great Recession in 2007, but one fact remains true: Most Americans are still shockingly bad at saving. There’s no shortage of research to prove this. About half of U.S. adults don’t have $400 saved that they could use to cover an emergency expense. Roughly 14% […]

Continue reading

Guest opinion: U.S. mega-banks too big to manage – Billings Gazette

http://billingsgazette.com/news/opinion/guest/guest-opinion-u-s-mega-banks-too-big-to-manage/article_96af967e-dcc4-5b42-892f-3c2bead515cb.html HELENA — The recent fine of $185 million handed down to Wells Fargo, following an investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, highlights the importance of choosing your banking partner carefully. The investigation found that, according to the consent order Wells Fargo signed, approximately 5,300 […]

Continue reading

Banks Are Hoarding $2.4 Trillion of Bonds – Bloomberg

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-30/banks-amass-2-4-trillion-hoard-of-bonds-as-bofa-leads-stampede?bcomANews=true If the world’s biggest economy is really on the upswing, then why are America’s banks stockpiling a record amount of ultrasafe bonds? After all, jobs are back, the Federal Reserve is close to raising interest rates again and growth has perked up after a sluggish first half. But instead of ramping up lending to […]

Continue reading

Apple Pay adds support for 25+ more U.S. banks & credit unions, Desjardins in Canada

https://clotheshorse.com/apple-pay-adds-support-25-u-s-banks-credit-unions-desjardins-canada/301504   Apple today added support for a long list of new banks and credit unions to its Apple Pay service in the US, as well as the addition of support for Visa and debit cards for Desjardins customers in Canada. Yesterday we reported that Apple Pay launched in its 10th country this week with […]

Continue reading

Why Customer Experience Is the New Competitive Advantage

http://www.business2community.com/customer-experience/customer-experience-new-competitive-advantage-01677039#RrlJo08oLtBDA8pO.97   In a modern marketplace, consumers have endless options. Low prices and smart advertising aren’t enough to win their business. It takes a personalized, customer-centric approach to build brand loyalty. That’s why customer experience is the next frontier for companies hoping to maintain a competitive edge. Data from Gartner indicates that as many as 89% of […]

Continue reading

FCC chief: We’re here to reinforce consumer rights

https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-poised-to-reinforce-consumer-rights-and-protections-tom-wheeler/   If you are a consumer who feels like you’re being taken advantage of, where do you turn for help? The Federal Communications Commission is the nation’s expert agency on communications technology and has a mandate to protect consumers who rely on our nation’s networks. In recent years, the commission has moved aggressively to meet […]

Continue reading

Springfield College named Presidential Award winner in community service

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/09/springfield_college_named_pres.html   Springfield College was honored last week at the sixth annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge gathering, where the private institution received the Presidential Award in Education. The event, which took place in Washington, D.C., recognized Springfield College for its dedication to volunteerism and service-learning education. “Community service programs are an integral […]

Continue reading

Health Tips for Your 20s

http://www.southernliving.com/healthy-living/mind-body/health-tips-for-your-20s This article originally appeared on Health Your 20s aren’t exactly a breeze. Most quarter-lifers are just starting to live on their own, figure out a career path, and look for a life partner, all at the same time. As a result, good-for-you habits don’t always feel like a top priority—but some really do matter. That’s why we […]

Continue reading

How To Effectively Eliminate Stress

https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/how-to-effectively-eliminate-stress-jgc/ Jordan Gray says that you can completely eliminate your stress using these simple steps What do you think of when you hear the word stress? A business person with clenched fists? A shy person anxiously walking out on stage to give a presentation? A Wall street day-trader with veins bulging on their forehead? My […]

Continue reading