ST. PAUL, Minn. (2/23/16)--One in four Americans are having difficulty paying for medications. Last year, total U.S. spending on prescription drugs by individuals, insurers, and governments jumped 13%--the largest increase since 2001. Certain demographics are feeling the crunch more than others (NextAvenue Feb. 1)
NEW YORK (2/2/16)--Becoming a landlord can be a profitable move, according to the online real estate site Trulia, but, it’s not a passive investment--it’s a small business. Take on the commitment only after you’ve given it careful consideration and research (CBS MoneyWatch Jan. 25).
The kids are just back to school, but some people already are doing their holiday shopping. About one in seven American adults--32 million--already are crossing items off of their gift lists, according to a survey by CreditCards.com conducted over Labor Day weekend (USAToday Sept. 15).
Working baby boomers and retirees don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to go back to school. If you know where to look, financial assistance is available for any level of involvement--online or in the classroom, for credit or just for the enjoyment.
A new survey by Ohio State University found that 70% of the nearly 19,000 students surveyed reported feeling stressed about money. Half worried about not having enough money for daily expenses, and 60% were anxious about the cost of tuition.
CUNA’s compliance staff went back to basics in a recent CompBlog entry examining floor rates on variable-rate open-end loans. These rates are governed by the Credit Card Accountability and Disclosure (CARD) Act.