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Poll: Do You Use a Bank or a Credit Union?

Poll: Do You Use a Bank or a Credit Union?

Tweet There are a lot of options out there when it comes to banking and everyone wants your money. From community banks to national banks, there is something for almost everyone. But even if you don’t want to use a bank, most people have the option to turn to a credit union. Both credit unions […]

Poll: Have You Refinanced Your Mortgage Recently?

Poll: Have You Refinanced Your Mortgage Recently?

Tweet I’m sure you’ve already heard the news, but mortgage rates are down significantly over the past year or so. Many people are talking about getting into a fixed mortgage with rates under 5%. That’s pretty significant when you consider that just a few years ago most people were getting 30-year fixed loans for anywhere […]

Poll: Generation X Feels Unprepared for Long-Term Care Costs. Are You Prepared?

Poll: Generation X Feels Unprepared for Long-Term Care Costs. Are You Prepared?

Tweet Long-term care, what a depressing topic for old people and who cares, that’s what Medicare is for, right? Well, not so fast. While I’m sure most of us with 25 or more years until retirement aren’t spending a lot of time thinking about health care issues like long-term care, it’s actually a pretty important […]

Poll: Has the Market Bottomed Out Yet?

Poll: Has the Market Bottomed Out Yet?

Tweet I don’t have to remind everyone how bad the stock market has been over the past year and a half, but the last month has brought some welcome relief. Most major markets have seen 20-25% gains in just a few short weeks making it one of the shortest and strongest rallies since the 1930s. […]

Poll: Have You or Do Use Peer-to-Peer Lending Like Lending Club?

Poll: Have You or Do Use Peer-to-Peer Lending Like Lending Club?

Tweet You’ve probably heard about peer-to-peer lending before since it is starting to gain in popularity, but it’s still relatively new. Right now, the two major players are Lending Club and Prosper. Right now, Prosper isn’t taking on any new lenders or borrowers while it goes through its quiet period. Lending Club went through the […]

Poll: With Interest Rates on Savings and CDs Continuing to Drop, What Are You Doing With Cash?

Poll: With Interest Rates on Savings and CDs Continuing to Drop, What Are You Doing With Cash?

Tweet We’re in quite a situation lately. With mounting layoffs and job losses along with a struggling economy, the importance of having an emergency fund and cash on hand is greater than ever. But at the same time, interest rates on savings vehicles have dropped like a rock. It wasn’t long ago that you could […]

Poll: Have You Pulled Out of the Stock Market?

Poll: Have You Pulled Out of the Stock Market?

Tweet With the continued bad news surrounding the economy and stock markets tumbling to levels not seen in over a decade, more and more people are getting out of stocks. Whether that’s the right course of action or not, we won’t know for a few years, but in most cases this is about the worst […]

Poll: Have You Had Trouble Getting Approved for Credit or a Loan Recently?

Poll: Have You Had Trouble Getting Approved for Credit or a Loan Recently?

Tweet Tight credit continues to be a problem even after billions have been pumped into banks. Banks claim they are lending, but many people are still unable to get a loan. Banks want even more money, but lawmakers are starting to question whether or not they really are lending. Banks claim they are lending, yet […]

Poll: It’s Tax Time – Are You Getting a Refund or Will You Owe?

Poll: It’s Tax Time – Are You Getting a Refund or Will You Owe?

Tweet It’s already Febuary, so most people have received their tax documents by now. There may be a few stragglers, especially from investment companies, but most of us have everything we need to start thinking about taxes. So, if you’ve started to compile your information, what’s this year look like for you? Are you going […]

Poll: With Gas Prices Down Significantly Since Summer, Have Your Driving Habits Changed?

Poll: With Gas Prices Down Significantly Since Summer, Have Your Driving Habits Changed?

Tweet What a difference a few months make. Last summer, we saw a tremendous rise in gas prices putting the average price per gallon in most areas over $4.00. This was a major shock to most people, and those who had long commutes saw their budgets thrown out the window as gas consumed most of […]