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Do I put pennies toward my empty, matched 401(k) or pennies toward my slowly accruing credit card debt?Hi all, I am eligible for a 50% employer match (up to 6%) to my 401(k). I have ~$4000 credit card debt at a 13.24% interest rate on one card. I live...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Photo credit: Kristina Zuidima, CC BY 2.0.Like many young(-ish) adults, I’ve never been that great at saving. Raised in a consumer-driven world, the opportunity to spend has never been easier than it is now, with ever-faster payment methods and new...
From: The Billfold | By: Rose Mayo | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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If you find yourself carrying a credit card balance for the first time, now's the time to sit down and reevaluate your expenses so you can pay off your debt as soon as possible....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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"Ultimately, I decided I'd do whatever it took to get back to New York City. And that's when I borrowed money from the loan shark."
From: Business Insider | By: Libby Kane | Friday, July 22, 2016
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By all accounts, Beijing is a safe city. According to the 2015 Crime and Safety Report published by the US Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), the most common incidents are petty crimes such as pickpocketing, credit card...
From: The Beijinger | By: tomarnstein | Friday, July 22, 2016
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PR and marketing boss, Tehzeeb Ahmed, is trying to put her 'reckless' spending days behind her by 'aggressively' paying off her credit cards debts.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Patricia Howard's first hint that something was wrong came when one of her credit cards was cancelled. Then the debt collectors started calling her.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | By: Liam Mannix | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The transition into the era of electronic health records and health wearables has resulted in a plethora of electronic patient information including dates of birth, home addresses, social security records, insurance details and medical data. This data...
From: Read Write Web | By: Cate Lawrence | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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A cabby who stole a drunk passenger’s cellphone and credit card and then injured her as he was speeding away has been taken off the road. The Taxi and Limousine Commission yanked Mohammed Reza’s hack license this week and fined him $3,350 — the...
From: New York Post | By: Danielle Furfaro | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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You may recall, last month, that a hacker (who many have accused of working for the Russian government) got into the Democratic National Committee's computers and copied a ton of stuff. All of the emails that were obtained (a little over 19,000, from...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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I see that a lot of people like Scrivener better than yWriter. I know Scrivener is better, but my dad refuses to buy it, and I don't have a credit card. So, what does make Scrivener better than yWriter5?
From: Writers Stack Exchange | By: Nwaka N. | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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A false report of bomb, real explosives, a cloned credit card and more in this week's Douglas County crime blotter.
From: Denver Post | By: Provided by Law Enforcement | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Earlier today, WikiLeaks published over 19,000 emails from top U.S. Democratic National Committee members , then announced it in a tweet. Those emails contained the personal information of many donors, including credit card numbers, social security numbers,...
From: Lifehacker | By: Patrick Allan | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Adequate Man Here’s The Song Of The Summer, And Also Every Single Other Day Of Life | The Slot Ivanka Trump Makes America Great Again in an Imported Dress | Gizmodo WikiLeaks Just Published Tons of Credit Card and Social Security Numbers | Gawker Russia...
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WikiLeaks firmly believes in radical transparency, the idea that the world would be better if there were no secrets. That level of transparency can be used for good, like the time the site published a video called “Collateral Murder ” showing innocent...
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This story first appearead at Rewire. During the 2016 presidential campaign, former secretary of state and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton has frequently claimed to be a progressive, though she often adds the unnecessary...
From: In These Times | By: Jodi Jacobson | Friday, July 22, 2016
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More Americans Are Paying Off Their Credit Cards Every Month
From: Forbes | By: Bill Hardekopf | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Fortunately, the call was legitimate; sadly, my number had been stolen even though the card was still in my possession. This was the third time in 2016 this has happened: once each with Chase (Visa), American Express, and Comenity (Visa). What am I doing...
From: Macworld | By: Glenn Fleishman | Friday, July 22, 2016
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In a short video, Joss Fong and Dion Lee of Vox explore how free mobile games are engineered to make money using behavioral psychology. By collecting troves of data on how users play their games, developers have mastered the science of applied addiction....
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Do users deserve a jubilee?Hermione doesn’t have ANY finesA library in England is raising eyebrows as it dramatically raises its fees.Library users brought to book as fines go upBorrowers will face a maximum fine of £10, up from £6, for overdue...
From: The Billfold | By: Ester Bloom | Friday, July 22, 2016
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A fast and fervorous guide beyond the basics.Justin Lin, like his old UCLA classmate Joe Russo, is a member of the modern generation of Hollywood directors who make us really enjoy franchise filmmaking. Enough to get excited for the Fast and Furious...
From: Film School Rejects | By: Christopher Campbell | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Here are three some options for building credit and improving your credit scores.
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Friday, July 22, 2016
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[…] What you need to know about disgraced CEO Paul Kelly and the Console suicide charity scandal...
From: The Irish Post | By: Pearse Corcoran | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Earlier this week, retail giant Walmart banned the use of Visa credit cards at three of its Thunder Bay outlets, with the threat of a nationwide ban looming.
From: PhysOrg | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Guidance for growth-related marketing expenses spooks Wall Street.
From: The Motley Fool | By: Jordan Wathen | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Bitcoin exchange Coinbase, Inc. has added support for E […]...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Duncan Riley | Friday, July 22, 2016
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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I don’t want employers to see fanfic that I wrote in high school! I have a completely unique name, so a Google search for me will produce only results relevant to me. I’m old enough that most...
From: Ask a Manager | By: Ask a Manager | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The leader of an identity theft ring that used stolen credit card info to charge over $400,000 in designer duds at Saks Fifth Avenue was sentenced Thursday to two to four years in prison. Tamara Williams, 38, copped to grand larceny, identity theft and...
From: New York Post | By: Katie Hommes, Rebecca Rosenberg | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Target offers the British Belt Co. Men's Credit Card Wallet in Black or Brown for $5.24. Coupon code "EXTRA20" cuts it to $4.19. Opt for ship-to-store pickup to dodge the $4 shipping charge. That's $11 off list and the lowest total price we could find....
From: CNET | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Not everybody who works around Wall Street is a wolf! Cops say a businessman who found a purse on the E train containing $3,000 in cash, a cell phone, a passport and credit cards belonging to two Argentinian tourists brought it into One Police Plaza...
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Get your Batphones ready! Get your Batphones ready, Broncos Country, because single-game ticket sales for the Denver Broncos will open July 28 at 2 p.m. MDT -€” and you have to be fast to get them. Ticket availability will vary, as the Broncos have...
From: Mile High Report | By: Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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The selection of Tim Kaine as vice president would be the first signal that Hillary Clinton intends to seek progressive votes but ignore progressive values and goals, likely at her peril, and ours. The post Is Clinton a Progressive? Not If She Chooses...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Jodi Jacobson | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Buying music online is the norm these days, but like al […]...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Robert Pleasant | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Victims of tax identity theft must use a special tax number when they file since their Social Security number has been appropriated by crooks. This new six-digit tax ID is known as the Identity Protection Personal Identification Number, or IP PIN. Others...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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The Denver Broncos 2016 training camp is finally here. Here is everything we know. The Denver Broncos have announced the dates and times of their 2016 Training Camp practices. The countdown to #BroncosCamp is on!Dates and times " https://t.co/76QlrKvknc...
From: Mile High Report | By: Tim Lynch | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Max wrote in with a great question that started off in the reader mailbag, but eventually grew into a rather long post. Here’s what he had to say: Most good mobile games are free to play but they offer optional purchases that make the game a little...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent Hamm | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Authorities say two men have been arrested after police uncovered an alleged counterfeit credit card making operation in Southern California.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Angelo Virtucio, a 30-year-old from Quezon City in the Philippines, pleaded guilty in Newark federal court Wednesday
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Why recent college grad or those who just turned 30 can and should be investing.
From: Denver Post | By: Danika Worthington | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Keren Bobker advises on the laws when travelling with an unpaid credit card debt following residency in the UAE.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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A Console credit card held by its disgraced former boss, Paul Kelly, continued to be used for up to a week after the scandal of his lavish spending of the charity's cash for his personal use sparked public outrage and a raft of investigations.
From: Irish Independent | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Three-fourths of Americans have specific financial regrets, but you don't have to.
From: The Motley Fool | By: Matthew Frankel | Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Over its two-decade history, the British comedy has made an absurd comic spectacle out of the inevitability of women aging.
From: The Atlantic | By: Sophie Gilbert | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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We’re now ready to start taking reservations for the 12th Annual Newberg Report Night (Day) at Globe Life Park, which will be on Sunday afternoon, August 14, the finale of the Rangers’ series with Detroit.  This year our event will benefit...
From: Newberg Report | By: Jamey Newberg | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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No matter what the reason is, you may be considering closing a credit card account. But there are some things to consider first.
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Early this year I was contacted by several historians who work for a business that does historical work for corporations. Next year is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Mastercard. As the founder of Mastercard, I was contacted to get my memory...
From: Pro Commerce | By: Michael Phillips | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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