October 27th, 2011
It’s not even Halloween yet and the mania around holiday shopping has already begun. The latest ploy to send holiday shoppers into a spending frenzy? The reemergence of the layaway plan. In response to customer demand and the current state of the economy, Walmart has decided to join other major retailers like Sears, Best Buy and Toys “R” Us in bringing back the old-fashioned layaway program.
Using a layaway system seems like a good alternative to a credit card at first glance, but like any financial decision, it’s always best to weigh the pros and cons before jumping in. A layaway plan can be a good choice for some consumers, but there are other things to consider before you decide to leave your credit cards out in the cold this winter.
October 13th, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has received a lot of media attention due in large part to the protests and arrests occurring in New York and other major cities. Many consider the conversation around the dissatisfaction of banks to be a constructive idea, yet despite their growing following, Occupy Wall Street has yet to put any plans into motion to change the system.That all changed this past week when an event called “Bank Transfer Day” emerged on Facebook encouraging people to switch from their current bank to a credit union by Nov. 5. While the event’s creator is not directly tied to Occupy Wall Street, many of its followers have shown support for the event, and it could mark the turning point for the movement.
October 5th, 2011
"Here are a few of my favorite ways to make money with science… Become a NASA Test Dummy - NASA is currently looking for willing participants to come down to their University of Texas facility and be a part of a bed rest study. The study pays participants $5,000 a month to stay in bed for 90 days and let NASA study the impacts to your body." Frugal Dad
March 8th, 2011
Banks these days just aren’t what they used to be. The numbers prove it.
A new study shows that the banking industry experienced minimal growth in 2010 as compared to 2009.
So, banks are combating the negative buzz with some new, out-of-the-box marketing strategies.
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