Readers Write: The future of retail is 'buy local'; The key to Africa's economic growth


Readers Write: The future of retail is 'buy local'; The key to Africa's economic growth

In the second, we read that having Amazon and Target credit cards may be a smart personal finance choice. My vision of retail would be that consumers seek out local stores for all their purchases and, only as a very last resort, turn to the big chains …

For Online Consumers, There's No Sure Bet

But there are ways to up the chances you won't be hacked.

Regulators and consumer advocates focus on senior identity theft

Identity theft is one of the most common complaints by older consumers Older consumers are no more vulnerable to identity theft than others, but they do tend to be victims of the types of ID theft that are on the rise cases involving tax returns and m…

Who Says Personal Finance Software is Dead?

With the proliferation of online money-management tools, many consumers assume financial desktop software is defunct and worth burying in the graveyard of outdated computer products. A number of experts, however, say desktop products are arguably more …

Good News, Bad News for Tax Refunds

Americans are far behind where they should be when it comes to retirement savings, financial planners say, and everyone knows it's because U.S. consumers are the world's biggest spendthrifts and debt holders. When tax refunds arrive, personal f…

Avoiding identity theft is a 3D project

Penny Rathbun/Staff photo Prosper Bank vice president and compliance officer Jerrica Anderson holds up a pamphlet available at Prosper Bank when she spoke to the Preston Trails Rotary chapter in Celina in June about how consumers can protect themselves…

Avoiding identity theft is a 3D project

Penny Rathbun/Staff photo Prosper Bank vice president and compliance officer Jerrica Anderson holds up a pamphlet available at Prosper Bank when she spoke to the Preston Trails Rotary chapter in Celina in June about how consumers can protect themselves…

Avoiding identity theft is a 3D project

Penny Rathbun/Staff photo Prosper Bank vice president and compliance officer Jerrica Anderson holds up a pamphlet available at Prosper Bank when she spoke to the Preston Trails Rotary chapter in Celina in June about how consumers can protect themselves…

Avoiding identity theft is a 3D project

Penny Rathbun/Staff photo Prosper Bank vice president and compliance officer Jerrica Anderson holds up a pamphlet available at Prosper Bank when she spoke to the Preston Trails Rotary chapter in Celina in June about how consumers can protect themselves…

Avoiding identity theft is a 3D project

Penny Rathbun/Staff photo Prosper Bank vice president and compliance officer Jerrica Anderson holds up a pamphlet available at Prosper Bank when she spoke to the Preston Trails Rotary chapter in Celina in June about how consumers can protect themselves…