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Dec 11, 2014, 07:00 ET

Americans' Wallets Aren't Ready For The Holiday Shopping Season

 The weaker-than-expected start to the holiday shopping season might have less to do with the quality of the deals than the struggling state of...

Nov 13, 2014, 07:00 ET

Half of Parents Haven't Saved for College

While college hopefuls just submitted their early admission applications, many parents are finding themselves with far less than they hoped to have...

Nov 06, 2014, 09:58 ET

Town and Country Financial Corporation Reports Third-Quarter Net Income

 Town and Country Financial Corporation (OTC QB: TWCF) reported third-quarter core net income of $716 thousand, up slightly from earnings in...

Oct 21, 2014, 07:00 ET

Americans Share Their Biggest Financial Fears

Americans are finding cause for concern with their finances, and uncertainty over their spending habits and overall financial confidence might be...

Sep 16, 2014, 08:00 ET

Home Ownership is the Foundation of the American Dream

Although the memory of the mortgage crisis is just a foreclosure sign or vacant lot away, for an overwhelming majority of Americans, home ownership...

Aug 19, 2014, 08:00 ET

Half of Americans Sit on Stock Market Sidelines

 The stock market might have rebounded since the financial crisis, but according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index® survey,...

Aug 06, 2014, 10:14 ET

Town and Country Financial Corporation Reports Second-Quarter Net Income

Town and Country Financial Corporation (TWCF) reported second-quarter core net income of $572 thousand, up 1% compared with $568 thousand in the...

Jul 15, 2014, 06:04 ET

Failure to Launch: Job Struggles Hinder Perception of College Education Value

 Colleges and universities continue to have to prove their worth as young adults experience a post-graduate failure to launch, according to the...

Jun 17, 2014, 06:00 ET

Americans' Financial Security Sentiments Hit Three-Year Low

 Unemployment is down. Consumer confidence is on the rise and spending is holding steady. Yet Americans aren't feeling these signs of economic...

May 20, 2014, 06:00 ET

One in Four Americans' Nest Egg Balance: $0

The sluggish economic recovery may have put many Americans on a back foot when it comes to saving enough to retire when they would like to, but a...

May 02, 2014, 15:46 ET

Town and Country Financial Corporation Reports First-Quarter Net Income

 Town and Country Financial Corporation (TWCF) reported first-quarter core net income of $561 thousand, up 7% compared with $524 thousand in...

Apr 15, 2014, 06:00 ET

The Comfort Gap: The More Money You Make, The More You Think You Need

When it comes to finances, comfortable, well-off and secure are not all created equal, according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security...

Mar 18, 2014, 06:00 ET

Dollars and Sense: How What You Don't Know about Money is Costing You a Pretty Penny

In a test of personal finance wit, Americans aren't making the grade, according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index®. When quizzed...

Feb 11, 2014, 06:00 ET

For Love or Money? Survey Reveals Different Approaches Among Americans

They say love can make you do crazy things. But so can money. The latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index® survey reveals just what effects...

Feb 10, 2014, 11:01 ET

Town and Country Financial Corporation Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year results amidst record loan growth

Town and Country Financial Corporation (TWCF) reported fourth-quarter net income of $968 thousand, up 19% compared to $816 thousand in the fourth...

Jan 14, 2014, 06:00 ET

By The Numbers: Main Street and Wall Street At Odds

 When it comes to economics, Wall Street predictions don't seem to be dictating Main Street sentiments. According to the latest COUNTRY...

Dec 17, 2013, 06:00 ET

Americans Embrace 2014 with Financial Optimism

Americans are approaching 2014 with a positive financial outlook.  According to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index®, 32 percent...

Nov 19, 2013, 06:00 ET

Americans Celebrating with Cash, Not Credit, This Holiday Season

 Americans may be trying to avoid the "holiday hangover" this year with a no-credit shopping season. According to the latest COUNTRY Financial...

Nov 13, 2013, 18:48 ET

Town and Country Financial Corporation Reports Third-Quarter 2013 Net Income of $714 thousand on revenue of $5.4 million

 Town and Country Financial Corporation (TWCF) reported third-quarter net income of $714 thousand compared to $825 thousand in the third...

Oct 22, 2013, 06:00 ET

Many Americans Predict Short-Lived Housing Recovery, but Don't Care

 The housing market has been touted as helping to drive the economic recovery, but Americans seem to feel that may be short-lived. According to...