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Private Health Insurance: The Range of Premiums and Plan Availability for Individuals in 2014 and 2015

Private Health Insurance: The Range of Premiums and Plan Availability for Individuals in 2014 and 2015 Source: Government Accountability Office As of 2014, key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) resulted in the establishment of health insurance exchanges in each state and changed how insurers determined health insurance premiums. Individual market […]

Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year

Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first six months of this year were up 20.3 percent from the first six months of 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today. From […]

Most U.S. Households Do Their Main Grocery Shopping at Supermarkets and Supercenters Regardless of Income

Most U.S. Households Do Their Main Grocery Shopping at Supermarkets and Supercenters Regardless of Income Source: USDA Economic Research Service Highlights: SNAP participants and households that are food insecure are less likely than higher income consumers to use their own vehicle for their primary food shopping. However, differences in transportation modes do not translate into […]

Saving, Spending and Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck in America

Saving, Spending and Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck in America Source: Nielsen While the U.S. economy continues to improve and consumer sentiment remains above a baseline level for optimism, many consumers are still searching for fiscal relief. In fact, 40% of respondents in a recent Nielsen survey say they’re living paycheck-to-paycheck. But in today’s world, what does it […]

2015 Airport Affordability Report

2015 Airport Affordability Report Source: Cheapflights.com For our annual index, we look at average airfares travelers found on our site during the month of June to a mix of popular domestic and international destinations and use the data to rank the 101 airports on the list. There were quite a few surprises on the Sixth […]

Consumer Borrowing Slowed in May, Fed Report Shows

Consumer Borrowing Slowed in May, Fed Report Shows Source: Federal Reserve Board/Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta U.S. consumers took on debt at a slower pace in May, according to the Federal Reserve’s monthly consumer credit report. Total consumer credit outstanding, which includes loans for household, family, or personal expenditures, grew $16.1 billion—or 5.7 percent annually—in […]

CFPB Monthly Complaint Report — July 2015

Monthly Complaint Report — July 2015 (PDF) Source: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau As of July 1, 2015, the CFPB has handled approximately 650,700 complaints, including 23,400 complaints in June 2015. … Consumer loan complaints showed the greatest percentage increase from April – June 2014 (660 complaints) to April – June 2015 (1,020 complaints), representing about […]