Home value appreciation could boost household wealth in 2014

Dec 16, 2013 Philip Burgess

Consumer spending is expected to pick up at the end of this year as people purchase gifts for friends and family members. But, continued home value appreciation could keep spending levels high into 2014. According to Zillow's housing predictions


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Inside the electronic payments security discussion

Dec 16, 2013 Dave King

As more processes among organizations in the public and private sector, as well as behaviors of consumers, transition into the digital landscape, many experts, advocates and officials have become exceedingly concerned about the security of


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Holiday season creates identity theft risk

Dec 16, 2013 Dave King

With millions of Americans shopping online to purchase gifts for friends and family members this holiday season, identity thieves are waiting for the opportunity to steal personal information. More people are shopping via smartphones and tablets,


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Small business lending market shows signs of life ahead of 2014

Dec 16, 2013 Sean Albert

Although entrepreneurs had to brave some of the most turbulent economic conditions the United States has ever seen during the Great Recession, the resilient small business sector is beginning to show significant signs of recovery. One of the


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How to temper holiday spending, unexpected expenses

Dec 16, 2013 Simon Williams

When Hanukkah, Christmas and Boxing Day approach, it should come as no surprise that many people are willing to nearly break the bank in order to provide their loved ones with a fun couple of days. Parents want to make sure their kids get the


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