Posts Tagged ‘Holidays’

15 stores with the best and worst return policies

15 stores with the best and worst return policies

The holiday shopping season is in full swing. As you're buying holiday gifts and checking off your shopping list, you should also keep in mind retailers' return policies. There's a good chance that something from [...]

Cyber threats to look out for this holiday season

Cyber threats to look out for this holiday season

It seems like every day we hear about another company with a cyber security breach. Cyber-attacks have become so prevalent, they've lost their shock value; same thing different day, right? It's easy to shrug off [...]

Keep holidays happy with EMV education

Keep holidays happy with EMV education

EMV chip cards continue to roll out across the marketplace. As they do, so, too, do stories of varied consumer experiences at point of sale (POS) terminals. With the holiday spending season quickly approaching, EMV [...]

Doing an annual financial checkup can help you save

Doing an annual financial checkup can help you save

If there's one lesson from this year's wild ride on Wall Street, it's this: Stuff happens, and it's better to have a plan in place before unexpected events turn your financial life upside down. Thanksgiving [...]

Leadership lessons from Scrooge

Leadership lessons from Scrooge

by: Dan Berger I hope you enjoyed the season’s holidays! One of the most beloved classic readings from this time of year is Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Most know the story well, but [...]

Happy Holidays becomes ‘Happy Data Breaches’

Happy Holidays becomes ‘Happy Data Breaches’

by: Jim Nussle and Camden R. Fine Hackers and cyber-criminals keep hitting the repeat button on data breaches: Every week, it seems there is a new headline of yet another violation that has affected one [...]

Mobile equals merry this holiday season

Mobile equals merry this holiday season

by: Brian Day A recent survey shows the majority of American consumers are reaching for their mobile devices while shopping this holiday season. Burst Media reports shoppers will use their mobile devices to compare prices, [...]

Will cautious consumers spend this holiday season?

Will cautious consumers spend this holiday season?

by: Will Kilburn Is no surprise that US consumers would be wary of loosening their purse strings following the Great Recession. But the latest data may raise retailers’ concerns with new insight as to just [...]

How to avoid gift card fraud this holiday season

How to avoid gift card fraud this holiday season

by: Susan Johnston, US News Gift cards will be the most requested gift this holiday season for the eighth consecutive year, the National Retail Federation reports. Unfortunately, this also creates an opportunity for fraudsters who [...]

Holiday spending forecasted to hit 3-year high

Holiday spending forecasted to hit 3-year high

Americans are forecasted to spend more this year for the holidays, according to The Associated Press. While consumers are out shopping for holiday cheer, though, they'll still be looking for deals. "It goes without saying [...]

Gift Cards Charging Fees Of $25 (or more)

Gift Cards Charging Fees Of $25 (or more)

By Melanie Hicken @CNNMoney Holiday shoppers beware: not all gift cards are created equal. Depending on the type of gift card you buy, you could end up paying $25 or more in purchase and shipping [...]

Thank you, and Happy Holidays

Thank you, and Happy Holidays

by Anthony Demangone As 2012 draws to a close, I want to say thank you. From your emails and comments, I've learned a great deal. NAFCU works hard to make things easier for our members, [...]

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