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Aug 25, 2015, 07:00 ET

Americans Love their Pets...But not the Costs that Come With Them

 Americans love their pets – so much that nearly eight out of 10 (78 percent) cat and/or dog owners view them as family members. However,...

Aug 04, 2015, 07:00 ET

Is a College Education Worth the Cost? American Sentiment is on the Rise

 After six years of increasing negativity, Americans are feeling more optimistic about investing in a college education according to the latest...

Aug 03, 2015, 16:18 ET

Town and Country Selected as First in the Nation to Provide New Consumer Loan Product

 Town and Country Financial Corporation (OTC Pink: TWCF) and Town & Country Banc Mortgage Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of...

Jun 16, 2015, 07:00 ET

Father's Day Finance: Americans Doubt Parents' Ability to Talk Money

 This Father's Day, consider how your kids are learning to manage money. According to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index, 82 percent...

May 20, 2015, 07:00 ET

College Fears Cloud Americans' Financial Optimism

 On the heels of the latest positive jobs report, Americans are feeling upbeat about money matters except one looming issue. The COUNTRY...

May 05, 2015, 15:30 ET

Town and Country Financial Corporation Reports First-Quarter Net Income

 Town and Country Financial Corporation (OTC Pink: TWCF) reported first-quarter core net income of $741 thousand, up 32.1% from core net income...

Apr 21, 2015, 08:00 ET

How Far Will Americans Go to Take Their Dream Vacation?

As Americans gear up for the summer travel season, they are conflicted about how to make vacation dreams come true in the face of financial...

Mar 19, 2015, 07:00 ET

Young Americans, Retirees At Odds Over Retirement

Uncertainty looms over young Americans who fear saving enough for a comfortable retirement, but current retirees are largely happy with the choices...

Feb 09, 2015, 07:00 ET

Money Matters: When to Talk Money With Your Valentine

In time for Valentine's Day, the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index survey reveals about half of Americans prefer the "sooner-is-better"...

Feb 06, 2015, 18:18 ET

Town and Country Financial Corporation Reports Fourth-Quarter Net Income

Town and Country Financial Corporation (OTC QB: TWCF) reported fourth-quarter core net income of $948 thousand, up 6.6% from earnings in the fourth...

Jan 12, 2015, 07:00 ET

Americans Ring in New Year with Financial Optimism

 On the heels of a successful 2014, Americans feel confident about their 2015 financial outlook. According to the latest COUNTRY Financial...

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...