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Editors note: This is the free edition of Payments Insider, a newsletter on all things payments produced by BI Intelligence.  Click here to subscribe to Payments Insider and receive it in your inbox everyday.  EXCLUSIVE: PAYPAL’S SURPRISING TURNAROUND...
From: Business Insider | By: John Heggestuen | Friday, April 18, 2014
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This sort of thing makes my blood boil, and not for the reasons you may think:If you think cars are getting too expensive, you may be right. A new report shows that the average price of a new vehicle is out of reach for people in medium-income households...
From: The Market Ticker | By: genesis | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Filed under: Personal Finance, Budgeting, Financial Education Design Pics/Getty Images This is the second installment in my compilation of the best financial tips from today's top personal finance bloggers. When it comes to money, these folks don't just...
From: Daily Finance | By: Robert Pagliarini | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Jonathan Franklin explores how members of the Primeiro Comando do Capital (PCC), Brazil’s most powerful prison gang, use mobile phones to conduct business and cause chaos on the outside: Whether its members are looking up the home address of their...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Friday, April 18, 2014
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A $100 million fund gives homeowners low-cost loans for energy efficiency upgrades to one of the biggest sources of global warming – their houses. ...
From: The Atlantic | By: Todd Woody | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Three months after craft retailer Michaels announced it may have been the victim of a data breach, the company confirms the worst: nearly 2.6 million consumers’ credit cards are affected. In January, Michaels, a large arts and crafts chain, warned...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Friday, April 18, 2014
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We're coming up on one of my favorite times of the year: that time, just after spring breaks out but before summer begins, in which thousands of college graduates are released into the world. And as they go forth we give them lots of advice. The advice...
From: Huffington Post | By: Arianna Huffington | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Payments Insider is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. EXCLUSIVE: PAYPAL’S SURPRISING TURNAROUND ON NFC. In a sharp reversal, PayPal may be on the verge of embracing near-field communication (NFC) technology,...
From: Business Insider | By: John Heggestuen | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal by Andrew Ross1OR Books, 280 pp, $17, February 2014, ISBN 978-1-939293-38-1“Creditocracy (n.)1. governance or the holding of power in the interests of a creditor class2. a society where access to vital needs...
From: Epicurean Dealmaker | By: The Epicurean Dealmaker | Friday, April 18, 2014
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ByDallas Salazar:Who is Square 1 Financial, Inc.?Square 1 Financial, Inc. (SQBK) operates as the holding company for Square 1 Bank that provides a range of banking and financial products and services to the entrepreneurial community, and venture capital...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Dallas Salazar | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Michael Calce, ‘MafiaBoy’ turned security consultant, on the Heartbleed bug, and why the cloud and fingerprint scans will be hackedThe post The Interview: ‘MafiaBoy’ speaks up appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Aaron Hutchins | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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We live in a consumer nation, where it has long been the case that many of us are encouraged to spend and to pay it off with money we don't have, which then racks up our debt. This mentality has shifted little during the recession; people are gradually...
From: Fashionologie | By: Emily Co | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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While Heartbleed and credit card breaches at Target and Michael's have us all on the watch for our security, the most secure number in your inventory isn't your credit card number: It's your Social Security number. Here are a few tips for protecting...
From: Lifehacker | By: Dave Greenbaum | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Our paychecks aren't big enough and that's stressing us out. For the fourth year in a row, American workers told Neilsen our low pay is our biggest stressor. That makes sense because most of us haven't had substantial raises in...
From: Miami Herald | By: Cindy Goodman | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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There's a fierce fight between ridesharing app startups and the taxi companies currently raging around the country and I think I know a way to make peace, let both sides walk away with a win, and most importantly, give the riding public the best of all...
From: Business Insider | By: Anthony Weiner | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Sit down, shut up, and take responsibility for your life as the adult you are.There.  I said it right up front.To whom?Sharon Gochenour.Who is that?  The crazy chick who wrote this diatribe:The first thing—the reason I'm writing this article, and...
From: The Market Ticker | By: genesis | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A financial emergency can have you looking at any option for cash to solve the problem. You have probably noticed commercials that say that payday loans are great. But can they work for you? Payday loans can work but you’ll … Continue reading →...
From: The Blog that Ruth Built | By: Kate Pierce | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Filed under: Taxes, Personal Finance, Income Tax, IRS, Ripoffs & Scams Getty Images By Jennifer Schlesinger The deadline for filing your taxes was April 15, but tax scammers have no deadline. In a quest for personal information and money even after...
From: Daily Finance | By: CNBC | Friday, April 18, 2014
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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. New company 401(k) question 2. Freezing in plastic 3. Eating cheap on road...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Once your credit takes a hit, bringing up those three little numbers in your credit score may seem like an impossibility, but with a dedicated plan of action you can get back on the road to 850 in no time. Our experts weigh in...
From: TheStreet | By: Kathryn Tuggle | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Filed under: Personal Finance, Financial Education Renee Jones Schneider/Minneapolis Star Tribune/Zumapress.com/Alamy Only 40 percent of adults keep a budget and track their spending. Three-fourths of American families say they live paycheck to paycheck....
From: Daily Finance | By: Sophia Bera | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Before you get busy packing the basket, take a second to find out if you’re smarter than the average bear. (Answers below the photo!) 1. If you’ve been stung by a bee, what can you use to remove the stinger? (a) A credit card (b) A needle (c) A spoon...
From: Real Simple | By: Rachel Stein | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Portuguese company Ynvisible created Printoo kits to get flexible, thin electronics out of laboratories and into the hands of makers. It is offering a series of modules on Kickstart as of today that can do just about anything....
From: GigaOm | By: Signe Brewster | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Companies want customers to engage with them online as if they’re just another pal on Facebook or Twitter, one that can offer downloadable coupons and promote contests with attractive prizes. But in new language recently added to General Mills’ website,...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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I searched for this question and found a similar one but wasn't able to find the answer to specifically what I'm asking. My wife and I share a credit card. I believe that she's actually the primary cardholder, simply because she's the one who opened...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: Dan Tao | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Prosecutors say the pair befriended an older Brighton neighbor with dementia under the pretenses of caring for her cat. Instead they’re accused of stealing her trust and her life savings to the tune of $450,000....
From: WBZ-TV | By: deanreddington | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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While you might be on the lookout for credit card skimmers installed at the ATM, a gas station pump or even a public transit kiosk, you likely wouldn’t expect a retail associate to wield such a weapon against customers. But police say one Victoria’s...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Google is great and all, but Grams, a Google look-alike search engine that offers a listing of reliable sources for illicit materials, is the most comprehensive way to find all things illegal. Drugs, weapons, Vampire Blood (probably), it's all there....
From: Geekosystem | By: Carolyn Cox | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Changes are coming to your consumer credit report. The way the information on your…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Sheiresa Ngo | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Online credit marketplace Lending Club said Thursday that it has bought Springstone Financial for a consideration of $140 million. To help finance this transaction, Lending Club raised $50 million in debt financing and also $65 million in an equity round...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A girlfriend of mine has been unhappy with her body for … well, for as long as I’ve known her. She is one of the most naturally beautiful women I’ve ever known, and her generous, open, loving personality just serves to amplify the startling physical...
From: Already Pretty | By: Sally | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Music & Entertainment, Financial Education Getty Images By Sharon Epperson Americans owe more than $1 trillion in student loan debt. The total credit card debt for all U.S. households is more than $850...
From: Daily Finance | By: CNBC | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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I got a new credit card with a very large signup bonus - as long as a minimum amount is spent on the card in the first 3 months. I usually don't go for things like this but in this case the bonus is so large that it's worth the hassle. The amount I have...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: Jer | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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According to The National Foundation for Credit Counseling, 39% of consumers who use credit cards carry more than $8,000 of debt....
From: WBZ-TV | By: karenebuscemi | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In 2011, the Justice Department targeted online-poker operators for violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Since then, many guileless amateurs, known to poker pros as “fish,” have been moving back to casinos. ...
From: The Atlantic | By: David Samuels | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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How the continent's many obstacles, from widespread poverty to failed states, allowed African entrepreneurs to beat the West at reinventing money for the mobile age...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dayo Olopade | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A girlfriend of mine has been unhappy with her body for … well, for as long as I’ve known her. She is one of the most naturally beautiful women I’ve ever known, and her generous, open, loving personality just serves to amplify the startling physical...
From: Already Pretty | By: Sally | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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To enable it to continue to engage in misleading labeling and advertising, General Mills claims that anyone who buys its products or even merely is dumb enough to like it on Facebook has consented to arbitration.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A new travel credit card can help you pay for an upcoming trip — if you pick the right one, writes Jonathan Wu....
From: MarketWatch | Friday, April 18, 2014
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A lawyer for "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer says the director has credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules from the first movie in the comic book series that show he wasn't in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually...
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Bryan Singer allegedly has proof that he was not in Hawaii at the time he's been accused of sexually assaulting a then-teenage boy named Michael Egan. According to Egan, the famed director drugged and raped him during trips to the islands in August and...
From: Gossip Cop | By: Daniel Jacobson | Friday, April 18, 2014
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A lawyer for "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer says the director has credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules from the first movie in the comic book series that show he wasn't in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually...
From: Miami Herald | Friday, April 18, 2014
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A former customer service representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City was fired after two customers reported unauthorized purchases on their credit cards.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Miles Levy allegedly diverted the actor's management commissions and made unauthorized credit card charges.read more...
From: Hollywood Reporter | By: Eriq Gardner | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Miles Levy allegedly diverted the actor's management commissions and made unauthorized credit card charges.read more...
From: Hollywood Reporter | By: Eriq Gardner | Friday, April 18, 2014
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James Franco was allegedly cheated out of money for years by his former manager, according to a new lawsuit. According to the court filing obtained by TMZ, Miles Levy told his James Levy Management partners in 2006 that Franco would only pay a 10 percent...
From: Gossip Cop | By: Daniel Jacobson | Friday, April 18, 2014
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I frequently take the the top voted question from readers and answer it on the blog. With 64 votes, today’s winner was submitted by Imran: Life under Surveillance: Issues and Options? Edward Snowden will go down in history as a hero. A quick look...
From: Scott Berkun | By: Scott | Friday, April 18, 2014
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James Franco's former manager was robbing the actor blind for nearly a decade by skimming commissions and running up huge tabs on Franco's credit card ... this according to a lawsuit filed by the manager's own firm.Back in 2006 ... Miles Levy…...
From: TMZ.com | By: TMZ Staff | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Startup Oroeco is tying financial data from Mint with carbon emissions data, in the hopes that their app will be compelling enough to change user behavior....
From: Earth2Tech | By: Ucilia Wang | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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