Category: Reports

Are You a Middle Class Consumer?

Are You a Middle Class Consumer?

Although today’s blog is short, it shares a resource I think you will find very interesting.  While conducting some research on the topic of the middle class in America, I came across an article on the Pew Research Center website.  It referenced data highlighted in an article it published discussing the continued shrinking of the […]

January 31, 2017 | By More
How to Overcome Underemployment

How to Overcome Underemployment

As our regular readers know, we periodically take a look at reports and surveys on a variety of topics that impact consumers’ personal finances.  The other day, I was browsing through the Business Section of the Chicago Tribune and ran across an article written by Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz on June 29, 2016.  It highlighted the issue […]

July 7, 2016 | By More
Stress Management Techniques on Money

Stress Management Techniques on Money

It seems that the stress about money never goes away.  I talked to several friends last week, and for some the worry about money is literally manifesting itself in losing sleep and physical illness.  After reading an article in MarketWatch last week that highlighted several surveys on Americans and stress, I thought it would be […]

September 29, 2015 | By More
1.13MM International College Students Studied in the U.S.

1.13MM International College Students Studied in the U.S.

As a reader of MoneyBasicsU.com magazine, you well know my passion for financial literacy to help consumers be money smart.  Since I began working and writing in this arena, my focus has been directed to U.S. consumers. It’s only been recently that I became aware of the need to bring this information to the attention […]

August 28, 2015 | By More
Are You Financially Stressed?

Are You Financially Stressed?

As a recipient of newsletters from the Practical Money Skills for Life website (created by Visa), today we read one of today’s articles that touched on an issue that remains a significant challenge to many consumers.  It is the issue of being stressed about money.  Like you, I know quite a few people who are […]

August 12, 2015 | By More
Are There Jobs Available for Teens?

Are There Jobs Available for Teens?

An article came through our newsfeed from Smithsonian.com, which really caught our attention.  The writer, Erin Blakemore, wrote the following statement to close off her opening paragraph:  “Summer jobs for teens are becoming a thing of the past.” (1) The focus of her article was highlighting a recent Pew Research report, which looks at the […]

July 14, 2015 | By More
Consumers, Banking, and Mobile Banking

Consumers, Banking, and Mobile Banking

Consumers’ use of mobile banking to manage their banking activities is on the rise, but this isn’t a surprise.  Technology is becoming such an integrated part of our lifestyle; it’s a national progression to be handling our banking functions through the digital world. In January 2015, we talked about mobile banking and referenced a report […]

June 16, 2015 | By More
Banking: Consumers and Mobile Financial Services

Banking: Consumers and Mobile Financial Services

Reports and surveys always provide helpful insights into trends and what is occurring in the marketplace.  Such is the case with the Consumers and Mobile Financial Services March 2014 report from the Federal Reserve.  The report highlights key issues related to consumers and the mobile financial services market. Of course, bankers and retailers are particularly […]

January 29, 2015 | By More
Deloitte Report: Banking Outlook in 2015

Deloitte Report: Banking Outlook in 2015

Money smart consumers know that your bank is one of your important money partners.  With that being the case, you want to keep your thumb on the pulse of what’s going on in the banking and financial industry.  With that perspective in mind, MoneyBasicsU wanted to share the link to a report produced by the […]

January 28, 2015 | By More
Banks Offering Free FICO Scores to Customers

Banks Offering Free FICO Scores to Customers

Do you know what your FICO score is today?  As you know, a FICO score plays an important role in your access to and cost of credit for you.  Shana Lebowitz reports in her LearnVest.com article that some banks will be offering free FICO scores to their customers.  The details of her write up are […]

January 15, 2015 | By More