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Household debt in the US increased slightly to $12.12 trillion for the fourth quarter of 2015, up $51 billion (0.4%) from the third quarter. "Mortgage balances, the largest component of household debt, were roughly flat in the fourth quarter. Mortgage...
From: Business Insider | By: Elena Holodny | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Credit: Third Rail Projects Welcome to The Grand Paradise--take the trip of a lifetime--travel back to a tropical resort in the 1970s where a fountain of youth purports to quench visitors' deepest longings--and then some. If you think you've done immersive...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Katie Lara | Friday, February 12, 2016
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These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answers by Katrina Lake, Founder & CEO of Stitch Fix, on Quora. Q: How did you know the time was...
From: AOL Television | By: Quora | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Who says you have to spend Valentine's Day with a vat of cookie dough and a chick flick marathon? Or go to a wildly expensive restaurant with your broke boyfriend? Or do the dating dance with a guy you've gone out with a few times and now you have that...
From: Lemondrop | By: Debra Rogers | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Visa has purchased 10 percent of Square's trading shares according to documents seen by the WSJ. Square is best known for its smartphone-attached readers that make it easy for merchants (and even panhandlers) to accept credit cards. The company was s......
From: Play Savvy | By: Steve Dent | Friday, February 12, 2016
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When you respond to an ad promising untold wealth if you start an at-home business, someone in a call center will contact you and try to extract your credit or debit card number. There needs to be a credit card processing company involved to run that...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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This is the year. It’s the year you’ll wake up on Feb. 15 without the stinging sensation of intense regret that inevitably follows after mourning Valentine’s Day at the bottom of a booze bottle, covered in bits of melted chocolate stuck to you...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Three Florida men pleaded guilty recently to assisting in an elaborate telemarketing operation that defrauded $25 million from timeshare owners in the U.S. and Canada.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas announced that the...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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This post Simple Janet — The Monetary Android With a Broken Flash Drive appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Simple Janet and her posse are completely lost, and now they are thrashing about randomly pretending to be managing the monetary dials in the...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: David Stockman | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Over the next few years, the Indian economy will seem to be doing well, if judged only by headlines. Real growth in gross domestic product (GDP) was just reported at 7.3 per cent in the final quarter of last year, which impresses some. GDP growth, however,...
From: The American | By: elinczer | Friday, February 12, 2016
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The Q4 report was released today: Household Debt and Credit Report.From the NY Fed: Household Debt Grows Modestly Household debt increased moderately and repayment rates improved during the last three months of 2015, according to the Federal Reserve...
From: Calculated Risk Blog | By: Bill McBride | Friday, February 12, 2016
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A history.
From: New York Magazine | By: Laura June | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Have you ever picked up your phone to find an aggressive voice on the other end demanding payments on a debt you know nothing about? You're far from alone. Once you're in the sights of a debt collector, the impact on your life can be devastating: Your...
From: Truthout | Friday, February 12, 2016
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iStockA lot of people hate credit cards, and for good reasons. They make it easy to overspend and end up in very expensive debt. If you've had the experience of paying off credit card debt or watched someone struggle through it, perhaps you've come away...
From: Business Insider | Friday, February 12, 2016
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The odds of a recession are still moderate and are projected to be only at 25%, despite a global slowdown and plummeting crude oil prices, according to experts. The probability that a recession will occur in the U.S. has risen to 25% for the next...
From: TheStreet | By: Ellen Chang | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Wheeeeeee - that was fun!   As the groundhog (who's name is Phil) predicted, we had 6 long weeks of selling to start off 2016 and, as of yesterday's close, we were teetering on the brink of a Global Bear Market after a 20% correction - as you can see...
From: TV Squad | By: Phil Davis | Friday, February 12, 2016
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UAE residents are being plagued with calls from their banks offering them a 'credit card loan' - the unused balance of their card as an instant loan.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Liberals simply won't quit blaming privatization for the government-made disaster
From: Reason | By: Shikha Dalmia | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Koss charged that the credit card company should have notified Koss earlier than it did that Koss executive Sujata Sachdeva was using corporate cards to fund her extravagant spending.
From: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | By: $rssAuthor | Saturday, February 13, 2016
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A man and woman have been charged with pickpocketing multiple customers at a restaurant in north suburban Park Ridge. Keith Johnson, 49, of the 1200 block of West 74th Street in Chicago, was charged with one felony count of identity theft and one felony...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Daniel Brown | Saturday, February 13, 2016
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The sudden spike in tourism in an economy with nowhere near enough infrastructure -- plus the embargo that makes it complicated to make payments from the USA or by credit card -- means that booking a room ahead is frustrating. Hotels can be booked up...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Rick Steves | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow this year, which means spring is right around the corner. For the winter weary, however, summer is still too far away and the lure of blue-green seascapes under sunny skies is strong. If you've decided to take...
From: Urlesque | By: Adam Levin | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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If you’re like many shoppers, you’ve had a momentary blip of confusion — or maybe several of them — at a checkout counter lately.That’s because some stores have outfitted themselves with payment terminals that use your credit card’s new,...
From: Washington Post | By: Sarah Halzack | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Getty Images / Justin Sullivan When you work in banking for nearly 15 years, the way MagnifyMoney co-founder Nick Clements did, you come away with what can only be described as an insider's knowledge of the ins and outs of the business. Clements certainly...
From: Business Insider | By: Cheryl Lock | Friday, February 12, 2016
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CreditOne Bank will sponsor McMurray in the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet for three races in 2016. CreditOne joins Cessna, McDonald’s and Bass Pro Shops as McMurray’s benefactors.  CreditOne Bank will also provide the official credit card...
From: Motorsport.com | Friday, February 12, 2016
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A trio of researchers examined the credit histories of 12 million U.S. consumers, identified romantic partners and then tracked their unions and breakups over a 15-year period. Their conclusion: people with higher credit scores are more likely to form...
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Jo Craven McGinty | Friday, February 12, 2016
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by Jason Chen Seven games are on Friday's NHL slate with plenty of interesting picks to be made. Start with a re-match of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals with the red-hot Rangers -- thanks to Derick Brassard's hot streak and Henrik Lundqvist's strong...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Yahoo Sports Staff | Friday, February 12, 2016
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A total of 46 Georgia correctional officers were indicted on a variety of corruption charges, including accepting bribes, drug trafficking, and smuggling contraband into correctional facilities. Authorities confirmed the officers were identified in an...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jennifer Deutschmann | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Visa Inc. has taken a nearly 10% stake in mobile-payments company Square Inc., according to a regulatory filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The global credit card and financial services firm is now Square's second-largest shareholder,...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Samantha Masunaga | Friday, February 12, 2016
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The following is an excerpt from ‘This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon.’ Published by Crown Archetype, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Check out Jon Wertheim...
From: WBUR | Friday, February 12, 2016
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The IRS Says Identity Thieves Hacked Its Systems Again
From: Forbes | By: Bill Hardekopf | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Senator Sanders: “When you have six financial institutions that have assets equivalent to 58% of the GDP in America, while issuing two-thirds of the credit cards and a third of the mortgages, I think, if Teddy Roosevelt were alive today, that great...
From: The American | By: Sarah Gustafson | Friday, February 12, 2016
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American Apparel is offering 25% off all intimates, including hosiery and socks through 2/14.Ann Taylor is offering 30% off all new styles plus an extra 50% off sale styles through 2/15 - use code LOVE.Benefit Cosmetics is offering free shipping on any...
From: College Fashion | By: Zephyr - Editor in Chief | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Unfortunately, your cut will be less than a dollar.Uber has offered to pay $28.5 million to settle two class-action lawsuits brought against the company that alleges the ride-sharing company misled customers over safety statements it made, reports The...
From: Fast Company | By: Michael Grothaus | Friday, February 12, 2016
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That would make the credit card company the San Francisco company's second-biggest shareholder....
From: Inc Magazine | By: Associated Press | Friday, February 12, 2016
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She'd turned her back on the glamorous magazine world and was sharing her home with a couple who, she thought, 'really cared for me and looked after me'. Then her credit cards started bouncing......
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Food entrepreneur Mustafa Koita says his biggest financial regret is racking up speeding fines.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Friday, February 12, 2016
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The ongoing American embargo has a crippling impact on the Cuban economy. As is the case with most embargos, rather than bring about the overthrow of the government we don't like, it just bolsters that government's case that the USA is evil and that...
From: TV Squad | By: Rick Steves | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Lucas Jackson/ReutersVisa is now a major shareholder of Square, owning 9.99% of the payments company, according to a regulatory filing on Thursday. Given Visa wasn't listed as one of Square's major shareholders in the S1 filed last year, it seems...
From: Business Insider | By: Eugene Kim | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Payleven closed a $10 million Series D growth financing round with the addition of Seventure Partners as an investor. Holtzbrinck Ventures, ru-Net, B Cinque, New Enterprise Associates and MePay also participated in the round, which brings the company’s...
From: PE Hub | By: Stephanie Rogan | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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by Sasha Yodashkin Thursday's nine-game NHL slate should leave owners with plenty of solid DFS plays. Chicago's myriad scoring options should be no less popular than usual despite facing a talented Stars team, while many of the Ducks stand out as top-end...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Yahoo Sports Staff | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Louis DeNicola is expecting a 1099 tax form to arrive in his mailbox any day now. A personal finance writer for Saveful.com, Louis is no stranger to the process. He opens up bank accounts every year to take advantage of special promotional offers - usually,...
From: AOL Television | By: Robert Harrow | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The last Killing Fields episode titled “Judgment Day” was a real nail-biter, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. Detectives Rodie Sanchez and Aubry St. Angelo have narrowed down their list of suspects in the murder of Eugenie Boisfontaine,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Charlinda Robinson | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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By Steve Nicastro When it comes to funding restaurants, banks tend to shy away. "For the first-time restaurateur, or someone who's opening a second or third location, a traditional bank loan is likely not an option," says Andrew Rigie, executive director...
From: AOL Television | By: NerdWallet | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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I did a super simple makeover of the IKEA Skoj wall clock. Materials: IKEA Skoj wall clock Scrapbook paper Mod Podge (Matte) – Glossy should work too. Foam brush Scissors Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint I dismantled the needles from the front and spray...
From: Ikea Hacker | By: IH guest | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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“Let’s not mince words,” economist Anthony Orlando says. “Student loans are killing people. People need to understand just how big a problem we’re talking about: Americans owe more in student loans than on all their credit cards combined.”...
From: Forbes | By: Rob Asghar | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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From: Seeking Alpha | By: Seeking Alpha | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The answer from most economists may surprise you
From: Time | By: Jacob Davidson | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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They say that America is the land of opportunity, but opportunity is rarely accessible from Skid Row.
From: Very Smart Brothas | By: Jean DeGrate | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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REUTERS/Lucas JacksonRetailers have been obsessed with millennials. But now, they're scrambling to understand Generation Z, the teen generation. After all, teens are the future of retail. "From a spending perspective [teens] are millennials on steroids,"...
From: Business Insider | By: Mallory Schlossberg | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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