Americans are Spending $2,746 Every Year on Lunch

If your budget--or waistline--needs trimming, you may want to take a look at what you are doing for lunch. According to a Visa study, Americans are spending about $53 each week on lunch, or $2,746 per year. While 42% of Americans … Continue reading

Financial Tips for Recent Graduates

Almost two million people recently graduated college and the fortunate ones are now entering a new chapter of life called the working world. For the class of 2013, the average graduate is already weighed down with $32,500 in debt when … Continue reading Weekly Credit Card Update–June 14, 2013

4 Reasons Excessive Overdraft Fees Just Won't Go Away Despite regulatory reform aimed at reining in checking account overdraft fees, the penalty is still a cash cow for banks--to the tune of about $31 billion a year. The CFPB thinks … Continue reading

Survey Predicts More Spending This Christmas

The Discover Annual Holiday Shopping Survey shows holiday spending will increase by about $100 or 12 percent this year to an average of $838. Nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of respondents say they plan to spend more this season. Almost half (46 … Continue reading