A Matter of Trust
Wall Street Journal
For those leaving property and other assets to heirs via a trust, one of the most important estate-planning decisions you will make is is deciding who will run the trust after you are gone.
The High Cost of Identity Theft
A deep dive into the struggles that victims of identity theft have faced. The long-form mobile piece also addresses how the black market for personal information operates and what consumers should do if their identity is stolen.
Don't Patronize Those who Don't Patronize Banks
American Banker Magazine
Regulators and advocacy groups have been steadily pushing traditional financial firms to bring low-income consumers into the banking system or do more to keep them there. But are banks the best option for everyone?
15 Reasons Why the Post Office Should Stay Out of Banking
Because customer service.
More Millennials say 'no' to credit cards
A deep dive into Millennials' debt aversion. The story ran alongside a video of college students talking about their credit card use, a credit score quiz and a basic credit explainer geared towards the demo.
Americans cool to credit card rewards
Credit card holders are largely ambivalent about earning points, miles or cash back on their card purchases, according to a new Bankrate Money Pulse survey.
Banks and Nonbanks Need Each Other
An op-ed on looking at why traditional and non-traditonal FIS should become friends.
JPM's Mary Callahan Erdoes: 'Proud to Be a Banker'
Coverage for American Banker Magazine's 2013 "Most Powerful Women in Banking" Gala.
We Did It! Chase to Rewrite Aggressive Overdraft Protection Letter
Chase agrees to on rewrite one of its overdraft marketing materials following a letter’s appearance on MainStreet.
Don't Be Bullied Into Overdraft Protection By This Letter
Consumers shouldn’t let clever bank tactics dissuade them from opting out of overdraft protection if it isn’t a service they want.
Garage Sale Hunting: A Full-time Job?
The second article in a MainStreet series called Secondhand Nation, which takes a closer look at how thrift stores, garage sales and secondhand shops have fared during the recession and what the future holds for the frugal consumer.
Why 5% Cash Back Is an Overrated Selling Point
Big-bonus, needlessly complex credit card rewards program are likely to become a thing of the past.
Paired with video featuring Capital One execs talking about the future of credit card rewards.