This week, President Obama will meet with congressional leaders to begin working out a deal to avert a budget calamity commonly known as the fiscal cliff.

Congress must pass legislation to stop or delay or phase in looming budgetary changes. That phrase "fiscal cliff" refers to a massive collection of automatic tax increases and spending cuts that kick in at year's end. If they are all allowed to take full effect, it would be like tying a $600 billion weight to the economy.  Read More                                                                     

Though credit unions aren't entirely opposed to service fees, they are still friendlier to consumers in terms of checking account and overdraft fees, a new survey found.

Of the nation's 50 largest credit unions, nearly three-quarters still offer free checking accounts with no minimum balance requirement, compared to 45 percent of banks.  Read More