Tag Archives: economy

Are young adults the new impoverished class?

We’ve been hearing a lot of mixed messages lately about the outlook for young graduates: some pundits point to an improving job market and bright futures, while others lament a tougher-than-ever economy. Whatever the case, there seems to be some … Continue reading

Posted in Ashley Wislock, The working world, TheStreet, Your money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Things that will cost less in 2012

Think everything is going up in price these days? Well, think again. Some well-loved products are expected to drop in price headed into the new year, according to dealnews.com – whether it’s because people are spending less on non-essentials or … Continue reading

Posted in Ashley Wislock, Retail, Your money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why aren’t people going to the movies anymore?

Despite a good range of quality offerings – in my opinion, anyway – Hollywood is in trouble. Like $500 million in trouble. At least, that’s how much less people spent going to the movies this year than last year. And … Continue reading

Posted in Ashley Wislock, Movie ticket prices, Your money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Need cash for holiday shopping? Have coins? Enter, the ‘Magic Money Machine.’

As we all dig deep into our wallets for a little extra cash this holiday season, there’s a fun way for people with some extra coins laying around to cash in – Metro Bank’s “Magic Money Machine:”

Posted in Ashley Wislock, Banks, Your money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s going on with the Roosevelt Tavern?

Some people in the community who are anxious to take in a meal at the recently-closed Roosevelt Tavern have asked when the downtown eatery might open its doors. In August, I reported that the restaurant was under new ownership and … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants, Sean Adkins, Your money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What ‘s a financial dispute between friends?

A buddy of mine and I have had a long-standing dispute when it comes to how people should handle their money. I’m of the belief that the money you earn is your own and you should be able to use … Continue reading

Posted in Sean Adkins, Your money | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Pet care in the economy – what to do when money gets tight

Pets are a lot of work. They’re also pretty expensive. Trust me, I know. I have to put up with these little monsters on a regular basis:               Note: I’m actually obsessed with them … Continue reading

Posted in Ashley Wislock, Your money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Thieves add new meaning to ‘bringing home the bacon.’

Earlier this year, I wrote about the soaring price of pork products, especially bacon, which reached record high prices in July – more than $4.40 per pound. Customers and restaurateurs alike complained that it was costing more than ever to … Continue reading

Posted in Ashley Wislock, Farm, Food prices | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Sign of the times?: Student loans are more “past due” than ever.

According to new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 11.2% of federal student loans are more than 90 days past due. Only credit card payments are further behind than student loans. And all I have to say … Continue reading

Posted in Ashley Wislock, credit, Economic Outlook, Your money | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saving on gas

Want to save money? Try running your car on pure gas rather than fuel mixed with ethanol. Last week, I took a road trip to Roanoke, Va. Before I left York County, I filled up on gasoline that contains no … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer issues, Gas Prices, Sean Adkins, travel, Your money | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments