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NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Janelle Coleman is paying off $100,000 in student-loan debt that she incurred while a student at New York University, but she still finds a way to save money in a 401(k) plan, too. “It’s hard, but I manage,” said the 2009...
From: TheStreet | By: Juliette Fairley | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Technology, Personal Finance, Ripoffs & Scams, Internet Fraud Getty ImagesUnveiling your financial aspirations on social media can lead to supportive connections and advice. By Kimberly Palmer After Matthew Robinson heard...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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During a recent segment of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took on revenge porn and misogyny online. He not only accurately described them, but, equally important, he described what their effects on victims are.  Women are the majority of the targets...
From: TV Squad | By: Soraya Chemaly | Monday, June 29, 2015
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I know firsthand that for many people, poverty is often related to a lack of access to basic health care, including abortion. This growing burden, carried primarily by poor people, is a blind spot for many legislatures and courts around the country....
From: RH Reality Check | By: Katie Klabusich | Monday, June 29, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Gannett spinoff TEGNA (TGNA) mixes car sales, the Internet and television. And it's perfect to park in your portfolio, said Bill Smead, fund manager for the Smead Value Fund.  "They own all of Cars.com and 46 network affiliate...
From: TheStreet | By: Gregg Greenberg | Monday, June 29, 2015
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How (not what) to tip in US Hair Saloons?Since I've moved to the US, 6 years ago I've had one hair cut at which I didn't know I had to tip. I would like to go to a nice saloon & get a colour cut & conditioning treatment and not be too embarrassed...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: wwax | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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School's out for summer — meaning there's lots of time for web surfing
From: Time | By: Alex Fitzpatrick | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Cheap, easy credit has created moral hazard and nurtured magical thinking throughout the global economy.According to polls, the majority of Greek citizens want the benefits of membership in the euro/EU and the end of EU-imposed austerity. The idea that...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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GUEST: There's a fundamental mismatch between the goals of VCs and the goals of businesses. And that mismatch is hurting some good tech companies....
From: VentureBeat | By: Michael Ortner, Capterra | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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People love to blur the numbers, even with everyday subjects like credit card spending....
From: New York Times | By: CARL RICHARDS | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Banks all across Greece are closed today, and will remain closed for the rest of the week. Not because it’s a holiday, but because the Greek government is trying to stop the banking system from collapsing as money flows out of the country while its...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Even the most prepared traveler occasionally has to change their itinerary for unforeseen circumstances. While dealing with airlines to make a simple change can be both a test of your patience and a drain on your bank account, if you catch the issue...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fraudulent credit card charges to customers could not be blamed on lousy business acumen or cruddy hiring practices, a federal judge said Monday before handing down a lengthy prison sentence to a west suburban...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mitch Dudek | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Unpaid internships are bad, and recently there’s been a shift away from them. Pretty much every large media company has had a lawsuit filed against it for underpaying/not paying interns. In terms of music, Warner Music Group recently settled for $725,000....
From: Animal New York | By: Liam Mathews | Monday, June 29, 2015
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An ongoing arbitration case in Washington D.C. between South Korea and Lone Star Funds may be the final chapter of a bitter dispute spanning more than a decade. A U.S.-based lawyer outlines the history of the dispute and the issues at play as the case...
From: Wall Street Journal | By: S. Nathan Park | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The Chippewa Cree reservation in Montana (Thom Bridge/Bridge Photographics) Ken Rees had a problem. For years, his company, Think Cash, had made millions of dollars by offering poor Americans quick access to money when they needed to fix their cars,...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Ben Walsh | Monday, June 29, 2015
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Checking account “buffer” 2. Choosing between many housing options 3....
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent Hamm | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Having ordered a Careem car, we were gearing up to put our headphones in to avoid awkward driver-passenger conversations, creating a loud playlist during our five minute waiting period. Once alerted that the car had arrived, however, we found Hala Fouad...
From: Palestine Telegraph | By: PT Editor | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Greece-bound tourists could be in for some hassles—or worse.
From: Time | By: Brad Tuttle | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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One story in particular captured the readers' imagination when it comes to insight this week. As European taxi drivers went crazy over Uber, our readers chimed in, with JustShutUpAndObey taking first place with a simple recounting of personal experience:...
From: Techdirt | By: Leigh Beadon | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Bitcoin and Blockchain equity crowdfunding site Bnk To […]
From: Silicon Angle | By: Duncan Riley | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The stronger credit demand came mainly from general commerce, financial institutions and credit card lending, according to latest data from MAS. 
From: Channel News Asia | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Filed under: Family Money, Travel, Credit Cards, Lodging, Vacation Planning Getty Images By Emma Miller The lead-up to a much-awaited vacation can be thrilling -- from researching the best day trips to ogling a resort's online gallery of amenities. Three...
From: Daily Finance | By: LearnVest | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Police were searching the area around the Franklin ShopRite and Wal-Mart on Monday afternoon after two suspects attempted to use fraudulent credit cards at ShopRite, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III announced this evening.
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Hunterdon County Democrat | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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ATHENS — Ten packages of pasta, a bag of flour, canned white beans and rice.On a Monday of uncertainties for Greece, which may soon bid farewell to the euro, groceries were what Stalo Mestana decided she could count on. She loaded up her shopping cart...
From: Washington Post | By: Michael Birnbaum | Monday, June 29, 2015
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French authorities took two Uber managers into custody for questioning on Monday over “illicit activity” involving its low-cost service. The detentions came amid rising tensions between the government and the ride-hailing company, which culminated...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Associated Press | Monday, June 29, 2015
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If your small business is closely watching a tight bottom line, you’ll be happy to know that free business checking accounts are out there, whether you’d prefer to bank online or at a real brick-and-mortar branch in your area. However, to find them,...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Saundra Latham | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Detectives are hoping to bag a woman who used a stolen credit card at grocery stores in three Broward County cities.
From: South Florida Sun-Sentinel | By: Emily Miller | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Some merchants want cash, refuse travelers’ credit cards.
From: Seattle Times | By: BETH J. HARPAZ | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Athens (AFP) - Strapped for cash in crisis-hit Greece but desperate to visit the Acropolis? Tourists faced with empty ATMs need not despair, visitors to the ancient site can now pay by card for the first time.People have long been asking to be able to...
From: Business Insider | Monday, June 29, 2015
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I see a lot of folks wanting to poo-poo the notion that Uber's flexibility in terms of hours driven and such is good for drivers.  Folks on the Left have in their head that any job that does not punch in and punch out at fixed hours with a defined lunch...
From: Coyote Blog | By: admin | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The move to remove the Confederate flag now even has a new hero, Bree Newsome, while protestors, activists and politicians fuel conflict over its place in history and its relevance today. It is time to also remove the racial wealth gap. Both may be historical,...
From: AOL Television | By: Sabrina Terry | Monday, June 29, 2015
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We negotiated a price of $400 + tax per week for a camper van, and started researching boondocking, also known as “sleeping in your car.”
From: The Billfold | By: Emma Lawson | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Often, as entrepreneurs, when things are going poorly, we tend to think the problem is with our marketing, or with our sales process. Latch on to the right marketing plan, goes the thinking, or improve our sales funnel, and customers will start pouring...
From: AOL Television | By: Mike Brcic | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Jealous of your friend's vacation? Don't be: They're probably in debt.        ...
From: USA Today | Monday, June 29, 2015
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ATHENS, Greece — The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times local):___4:05 p.m.Greece's Culture Ministry has announced that individuals and tour groups visiting the Acropolis will be able...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Credit cards weren?t always evil: They started out as a way to help people, but quickly evolved into traps for some folks. In the new FORBES e-book, author Nick Clements helps you create and stick to a budget, make an honest self-assessment regarding...
From: Forbes | By: Emily Canal | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Greece's government shut the country's banks and restricted ATM withdrawals until July 6, to stop Greeks bleeding the banks dry — but now it looks like they're emptying petrol stations and supermarkets of their goods too. The president of gas station...
From: Business Insider | By: Lianna Brinded | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The accelerating crisis has thrown into question Greece's financial future
From: Time | By: joannaplucinska | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Life can be unpredictable, and you never know what you may need to spend money on tomorrow. For example, homeowners may be forced to make costly repairs, and business owners may have to take a…
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Monday, June 29, 2015
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For a country used to dealing largely in cash rather than credit cards, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's decision to close banks for seven days and limit withdrawals has unnerved Greeks.
From: Times of India | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Storytelling is a powerful art form, perhaps as old as man. Whether it serves as the core of an oral tradition by which members of a Pacific island culture pass their tribal history from one generation to another or is merely used to lull a restless...
From: Ecofabulous | By: George Heymont | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The Greek government assured that foreign tourists staying in the country will be able to withdraw money and make transactions if in possession of a credit card issued in their home country. According to the information, anyone issued with a credit card...
From: Novinite | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Filed under: Personal Finance, Financial Services, Internet, Emergencies, Saving Getty Images By Lisa Gerstner A sound financial plan begins with stashing a pile of cash that you can tap in case of an emergency. Experts differ on how much you need to...
From: Daily Finance | By: Kiplinger | Monday, June 29, 2015
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The Greek government says tourists staying in Greece and anyone with a credit card issued in a foreign country will not be affected by the measures to limit bank withdrawals newly imposed by the government.
From: Channel News Asia | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Bank launching key fobs, an updated wristband and stickers so that customers can pay for everyday itemsBritish shoppers could soon be paying for cups of coffee or trips on public transport by waving a keyfob or sticker, as contactless payment moves into...
From: The Guardian | By: Sarah Butler | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Twin brothers from Springfield have pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria to a series of computer hacking schemes that involved stealing credit card information, breaking into State Department computers and obtaining data from a private company.Read...
From: Washington Post | By: Justin Jouvenal | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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He’s not singing “dolla, dolla bill y’all” any more. A phony record executive who stole the IDs of his no-pay interns so he could open credit cards and apply for...
From: New York Post | By: Beckie Strum | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Get your credit cards ready, because after seeing this week's cheap celebrity finds list, you're going to want to go shopping. Between Jennifer Lawrence's easy, breezy $60 dress, Rihanna's affordable blouse and Emmy Rossum's Ann Taylor steal, we were...
From: AOL Television | By: Michelle Persad | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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The private equity investor Beco Capital led the investment, which as Bayzat’s first venture capital fundraising.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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