Home value appreciation continues to fuel household wealth

Jan 07, 2014 Philip Burgess

The past year has been good for consumers, with strong home value appreciation boosting household wealth. As a result, Americans have been able to spend more money.While this is a good sign for the economy, people may be at risk of future financial


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Identity theft a major concern of Americans

Jan 07, 2014 Dave King

With the recent breach at Target and the significant damage to consumer credit scores that can be caused by the crime, identity theft is one of the biggest worries of American consumers. In fact, a recent poll by the Beneson Strategy Group


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Improving consumer confidence could increase spending

Jan 07, 2014 Quinn Thomas

The holiday season generally brings millions of consumers to malls and shopping centers across the country, which generates a high level of spending in the final two months of the year. The following months often see a slowdown in spending,


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Mobile payments come to popular fast food chain

Jan 07, 2014 Dave King

Many of the nation's biggest restaurant chains implemented mobile payments this year, and Chick-fil-A followed suit toward the end of 2013. According to CNBC, the chain is testing a mobile ordering and payment phone application at a number


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More airlines incorporate mobile payments

Jan 07, 2014 Dave King

Mobile payments have begun to penetrate the market, with businesses of all types implementing systems. One industry that has seen benefits is the air travel sector. According to a white paper from WorldPay, 25 percent of airlines now accept


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