Because sometimes we are keeping score.

Cryptocurrencies: A Peek Behind the New Way to Pay Online

By | September 10th, 2016|Categories: Life in Numbers, Random|

Cryptocurrencies are easy to use but could be a snap to lose. Cryptocurrencies are a way to buy things online — or in person, using a mobile app — with sellers who agree to accept them. Cryptocurrencies can be a fast and inexpensive way to pay for goods and services. But they aren’t backed [...]

VW “Buyback” Could COST You Money

By | August 29th, 2016|Categories: Life in Numbers|

Be careful when considering an offer made by a car-maker to "buyback" your VW or Audi 2.0 liter diesel car, The VW "Buybacks" could be deceptive, says the federal government. warns the Federal Trade Commission. Even the term "buyback" - which isn't typical car trade-in language -- is deceptive, says the FTC. That's because selling car [...]

Aging Parents: Inheriting Securities

By | March 2nd, 2015|Categories: Econo-YOU, Life in Numbers|

The last thing you want to do in mourning is learn about investment laws. Brushing up on some basics now can make this easier later. If you inherit securities, you'll need to know the price of the security on the day the person died.  That value is called the cost basis. You need to know this because when [...]

Average Household Expenses for Families

By | June 29th, 2014|Categories: Econo-YOU, Food & Money, Life in Numbers, Mom-o-nomics|

Got kids? You'll spend more money on milk and less on cars. You know that having kids will cost you money, as each one will eat and also ask for stuff. And while yes, families with three kids spend the most on laundry supplies ($239) and fresh milk ($266,) those with two kids spend [...]

Erase Credit Card Debt

By | March 10th, 2014|Categories: Econo-YOU, Life in Numbers|Tags: , , , , , , |

  Rely on your emotions to help free yourself of credit card debt. Question: If your credit card balance is $1000, carries a 24 percent interest rate, and you send in a 2 percent minimum on time each month — how long will it take to pay the card off completely? Answer: Never, says [...]

What Happens When Kids Dropout of School

By | April 2nd, 2013|Categories: Econo-YOU, Kids & Money, Life in Numbers|Tags: , , , , , |

The government followed around 9,000 kids and found out what happens to those who don't go to college. Call it the government's version of Facebook. Each year, the Feds choose 9,000 kids to follow and - in turn - finds a few interesting facts about what happens when they don't finish school. Simple answer: they have more trouble finding jobs. The government - [...]

Life In Numbers: Volunteering

By | March 5th, 2013|Categories: Econo-YOU, Life in Numbers, Random|Tags: , , , , , |

The rate of volunteering around here is dropping. Does it feel like there are less people offering to sell tickets to the school's annual dinner dance? Or read to kids in the classroom? Your perception is likely a reality, seeing as the volunteer rate in America dropped in 2012, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here's what [...]