Retailers are the ones paying debit card fees, but the idea is that if the costs were lowered, retailers might then pass some of the savings along to consumers.
Metals like gold and silver have become a core holding for more investors as they focus on the risks that lie in sovereign balance sheets. The gold price was as high as $1,245.80 per ounce Wednesday.
It's OK to first pay off debt on the loan with the biggest payment. With your improved cash flow, you can then tackle the loan with the higher interest rate.
Analysts say Phillips-Van Heusen purchase of Tommy Hilfiger makes strategic sense.