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Unbanking the Banked

Kevin Mellyn |

Access to a bank transaction account (being “banked”) is a key index of living standards improving over time. Recent FDIC data suggests that the United States is actually “unbanking the banked.” One-quarter of the U.S. population is unbanked or under-banked, up from around 15 percent a generation ago*. While there are certainly a variety of
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A Cash-Only Christmas?

Theodore Iacobuzio |

There was a minor kerfluffle in the press just before Christmas regarding the supposed shift to cash in gift buying for the holiday. We were supposed to believe that American consumers were walking into a big box store and counting out fifteen $20 bills to purchase a new PS3. This is hardly plausible. How could it
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