Credit card debt is up 13% from last year, New York Fed reports

Aug 3, 2022
That’s the biggest year-over-year increase in 20 years. Inflation is just part of the reason.
Credit card debt increased by 13% over recent months as consumers go back to pre-pandemic spending habits, like going to restaurants or traveling.
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How is Gen Z managing its money?

Jun 14, 2022
Some graduated into a pandemic and are experiencing high inflation and market volatility. That's changing their approach to their finances.
From left, Tobi Plumpter, Guy DeWeever II, Emanuel Perez and Leah Smith, on the laptop screen, are part of an investing group of young Black professionals.
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Default options are popular in financial decision-making, but are they effective?

From retirement savings to Social Security, the choices made for you are crucial and should be well designed.
A program's default option, in which participants are automatically enrolled, makes it easy to choose but isn't always the best choice.
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How do people see their personal finances heading into 2022?

Dec 21, 2021
Many say they worry that inflation will keep them from getting ahead, even though the job market has improved and wages are rising.
People aren't expecting their financial situation to improve due to inflation.
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LGBT community hit hard by economic impact of the pandemic

Aug 13, 2021
The recent Census household Pulse survey found LGBT people were almost twice as likely to be experiencing food insecurity as other Americans.
LGBT adults reported living in households with higher rates of food and economic insecurity, per new U.S. Census data.
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How sensitive are people to price hikes?

Jul 30, 2021
There is a usually a limit on how much consumers will pay for a given product. But figuring out what that limit is not easy.
Procter & Gamble, maker of Tide laundry detergent, reported expectation-breaking earnings Friday morning but warned of future product price hikes.
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Savings take a hit as pandemic lingers

Oct 30, 2020
People bought more stuff, like cars and home office equipment, an expert says. But also, there haven’t been any more relief checks.
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For richer, for poorer: sharing money in marriage

Sep 30, 2019
We talk to couples and experts about the intersection of love and money.
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