Posts Tagged ‘Blake Ellis’

Free checking disappearing at the big banks

Free checking disappearing at the big banks

As free checking disappears from the nation's biggest banks, the accounts remain alive and well at credit unions. About 72% of credit unions offer free checking accounts with no strings attached, like required minimum account [...]

Did you get an email from Target? What you need to know

Did you get an email from Target? What you need to know

by. Blake Ellis Are you one of the roughly 70 million people who got an email from Target last week about the store's mega security breach? If so, be careful. Target did indeed do a [...]

Millions Without Credit Scores Not So Risky After All

Millions Without Credit Scores Not So Risky After All

Millions of Americans don't have credit scores. And while lenders typically steer clear of this group, it turns out they aren't always as risky as banks think. By Blake Ellis  @blakeellis3 There are at least [...]

Young Americans Are Ditching Credit Cards

Young Americans Are Ditching Credit Cards

By Blake Ellis @blakeellis3 The number of young Americans who are living without credit cards has doubled since the recession, according to new research. About 16% of consumers ages 18 to 29 didn't have a [...]

Feeling Sad? Be Careful With Your Money

Feeling Sad? Be Careful With Your Money

By Blake Ellis @CNNMoney When you're sad, it's not just your waistline you need to watch. Unhappy people are also more likely to make foolish money decisions, new research shows. Sad people will often forgo [...]

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