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When Bill Lorimer’s doctor diagnosed him with a kidney stone in May, the Minnesota retiree and part-time resident of Marathon in the Florida Keys went to his local hospital for diagnostic scans of his pelvis and abdomen. A few weeks later, Lorimer...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Daniel Chang, Miami Herald | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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You're showing your age if you remember "master charge" (all small caps).I'm kind of surprised Apple didn't name its payments service "iPay." It could have eased the terminological transition to lending, "iOwe," and the unfortunately common American...
From: International Political Economy Zone | By: Emmanuel | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Filed under: Retirement, ETFs, Personal Finance, Mutual Funds, 401K AlamyIf your employer offers a 401(k) match, do what you can to meet it. That's free money for your nest egg. By Steve Nicastro If you're like many recent college graduates, thinking...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Filed under: Student Loans, Debt Assistance, Saving gpointstudio/Shutterstock Falling into debt in your 20s can seem inevitable. It's a Catch-22: Either you don't pursue a college education and get stuck in a not-too-desirable income bracket for life,...
From: Daily Finance | By: Christina Lavingia | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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For most Americans every penny counts when it comes to their paycheck, but for some workers nearly a quarter of their wages are taken to pay for past debts in a process known as garnishment. The prevalence of this type of pay seizure grew significantly...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Many of the things you experience in your 20s shape your life and future, and while some of those lessons are exciting and fun, they can also be difficult ones to accept. Business Insider has rounded up 20 hard things that everyone should learn in their...
From: SavvySugar | By: Business-Insider | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Add these to your fall shopping list!The post 4 Purses Every Woman Should Own — and When to Wear Them appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Merrick White | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Do you remember Surge? Caffeine addicts of a certain age will know exactly what we’re referring to, but younger readers may only know the product’s name from online campaigns to bring it back. Now that the product’s biggest fans are young adults...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Monday, September 15, 2014
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By Mark Hibben:In "Apple Pay - Nice But Not A Big Deal", Michael Blair took a first cut at estimating future revenue from Apple Pay, Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) new mobile payments system based on iPhone 6 (and Apple Watch). I actually found it helpful in...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Mark Hibben | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Mint.com just told me my credit score. It says in the advice section: Try to have a good mix of credit lines open. Creditors like to see that you have both loans and credit cards. If you're low on credit card accounts check out these credit card offers....
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: Hoppe | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Who Is Running Interceptor Towers? Homeland On August 29, Popular Science published a map of interceptor towers, surveillance devices that masquerade as cell phone towers to intercept voice and data transmissions from every cell user in an area. 19 of...
From: Popular Science | By: Andrew Rosenblum | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Non-American working in the US for 3 months, then returning to the US a year or two later. I want to use this 2 year gap to build a US credit score. How can I make this work?Situation: - I will be in the US for 3 months, working. - It is highly likely...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Ashlyth | Monday, September 15, 2014
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One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 is getting his or her pay docked for not paying debts. And in most states, the law allows a quarter of wages to be withheld.
From: NPR | By: Chris Arnold, NPR | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Lists featured this week include Healthy as a Horse and Keekoo.com.The post Chief Marketer Listline Sept. 15 appeared first on Chief Marketer....
From: Chief Marketer | By: Casey McClay | Monday, September 15, 2014
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David Cameron has just delivered one of the best speeches of his career in Aberdeen. It was emotional, sincere, clear. The Prime Minister pleaded with Scots to stay in the… Continue readingThe post David Cameron’s final plea to Scottish voters appeared...
From: Spectator | By: Isabel Hardman | Monday, September 15, 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. Roth IRA withdrawal question 2. Buy it for life: Goodwill 3. Year away from...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Monday, September 15, 2014
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With bitcoin continuing to grow in awareness and adoption but not yet breaking out from niche to truly ubiquitous status, the question remains, what is bitcoin’s truly killer feature or use case. It’s a particularly poignant question as next generation...
From: Pando Daily | By: Michael Carney | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Mike Faith was having trouble when the headsets he bought weren't working very well. Six weeks later, he started a business selling better headsets... The post How big of a business can an entrepreneur build by selling headsets? – with Mike Faith appeared...
From: Mixergy | By: Andrew Khalili | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Preventing identity theft starts with you—making sure you’re aware of the threats out there, and how to avoid them.Choice Loans, a financial lending service based in the UK, has put together a site that can help. It’s an interactive guide to various...
From: PC World | By: Tony Bradley | Monday, September 15, 2014
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by Paul Kiel, ProPublica, and Chris Arnold, NPR, This story was co-published with NPR. Back in 2009, Kevin Evans was one of millions of Americans blindsided by the recession. His 25-year career selling office furniture collapsed. He shed the nice home...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Debt collection has undergone an aggressive makeover in recent years, with more creditors and collectors going to court to win judgments against consumers, often seizing hundreds of dollars from each paycheck. To find out more about these seizures, we...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Monday, September 15, 2014
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I believe I've just thwarted a scam being attempted in my name with my credit card. I have several questions about this: 1. Have I understood the scam correctly? 2. Does the scam have a name or is it something new? 3. Who should I report this to? 4....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: alms | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Filed under: Credit Cards Shutterstock Almost two-thirds of millennials don't have a credit card, according to a recent study from Bankrate.com, but only 35 percent of adults over 30 shy away from plastic. When the figures were revealed, cheers went...
From: Daily Finance | By: Erin Lowry | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Filed under: Personal Finance, Credit Reports, Credit History Cassandra Hubbart/AOL Most Americans don't realize how important their credit report has become. It obviously has a huge impact on your financial life, whether you're applying for a home loan...
From: Daily Finance | By: Dan Caplinger | Monday, September 15, 2014
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by Misha Lepetic "Well, I haven't been there yet, and shall not try now." ~ Conrad, Heart of Darkness Marlow, the protagonist of Conrad's Heart of Darkness, remorsefully blames an old obsession with maps for his eventual captaincy of a...
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Misha Lepetic | Monday, September 15, 2014
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3 PayPal Here Mobile Card Readers $12 profit...
From: CNET | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Apple unveiled two newer, bigger iPhones on Tuesday, as well as its first-ever smartwatch. But amidst the hype and the fanfare apparent before, during and after that two-hour presentation, one simple question was not addressed by anyone at the company....
From: Business Insider | By: Dave Smith | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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September 15, 2008 -- a day that rocked the American economy to its core after Lehman Brothers, then one of the nation’s largest investment banks, filed for bankruptcy. The largest filing in history, Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy sent shockwaves through...
From: White House Blog | By: Tanya Somanader | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Being a good Australian means waiting weeks or months for movies or software and then paying an exorbitant amount for them. It took all the way until 2013 for the Australian government to finally allow its adult gamers to buy games for adults, after...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Central Michigan running back Thomas Rawls has been suspended indefinitely by the program after he was arrested Sunday. The arrest stemmed from an April 18 incident in which the senior allegedly stole a purse and several credit cards. According to the...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Monday, September 15, 2014
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 The move to a more “cashless” society has not been without its victims – namely, those whose incomes relied on the spare change and small donations that once came from customers emptying their pockets, but are now locked up in digital bits...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Google doesn't have years of credit card information like iTunes, so it's investing in new ways to pay....
From: VentureBeat | By: Jeffrey Grubb | Monday, September 15, 2014
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The smart watch is already listening to your heartbeat, and Apple has said that could be used to identify an individual. Could it be the key to your credit card?...
From: The Motley Fool | By: Adam Levy, The Motley Fool | Monday, September 15, 2014
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By Options Calling:Visa (NYSE: V) has had a rather rough year. The shares received quite a beating around mid-April, dipping below $200 for the first time in 4 months after the credit card company missed its consensus analysts' earnings estimates in...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Options Calling | Monday, September 15, 2014
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"Blood, Sweat & Heels" star Geneva Thomas is in a sticky situation involving a New York Taxi driver.  But she tells TheYBF.com it's the driver's fault that SHE was arrested after being wrongfully accused of dodging her cab fare.  Get her side...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: Natasha | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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I'm a good payer since when I was 22. When I was a student, earning 300€ a month, I already had the credit card using the whole plafond of 4000€ and never jumping a payment. Now that I'm 34 a permanent contract, I work as a software engineer with...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: Revious | Monday, September 15, 2014
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This article calls it “data repackaging” and I have had another name for it, “data flipping” but it’s all the same thing.  Referenced here is Senator Rockefeller and he’s on I have hounded for a couple of years to get on this and pass a...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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A loophole in Audible's security is making it easy to get unlimited free audiobooks, as long as you have no moral qualms about using a fake name and credit card. Read more......
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A loophole in Audible's security is making it easy to get unlimited free audiobooks, as long as you have no moral qualms about using a fake name and credit card. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Kate Knibbs | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Arrest Day at CFT continues unabated, with Central Michigan latest finding itself dealing with a player with an off-field issue. According to the Mount Pleasant Morning Sun, Thomas Rawls was arrested Sunday on three felony warrants: one count of larceny,...
From: College Football Talk | By: John Taylor | Monday, September 15, 2014
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[Editor's note: This is the first in a new Pando series called "What's In A Name?" in which we look at the stories behind how some of tech's biggest companies got their names. The series is sponsored by Braintree, so you'll only see their ads around...
From: Pando Daily | By: James Robinson | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Photo by Brian Harkin Saks Fifth Avenue would like you to know that their network and systems were not compromised after six employees stole credit card numbers from 22 customers and used them to buy $400,000 worth of luxury...
From: Racked | By: Rebecca Jennings | Monday, September 15, 2014
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by Megan Reynolds I have not asked my parents for very much, mostly because they’ve never had much, financially, to give. As a child, if you grow up with not that much, you don’t know what you’re missing. For so long, your worldview is only as...
From: The Billfold | By: Megan Reynolds | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Apple Pay, Apple's new mobile payment service it unveiled in Cupertino last week, may net Apple 15 cents on every $100 transaction, according to a report The Financial Times cites "two people familiar with the terms of the agreement" about the payments....
From: Mashable | By: Todd Wasserman | Monday, September 15, 2014
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When the Bravo checks stop coming in???? Geneva Thomas Accused Of Skipping Out On Cab Fare Remember Geneva Thomas, the “Blood, Sweat And Heels” cast member who wrote about colorism after her cast mate called her Wesley Snipes??? Well,...
From: Bossip | By: Danielle Canada | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Calling the introduction of Apple Pay an "iPod moment for cash and credit cards," the team at the FT - citing those who are familiar with the terms of the agreement - reports Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will get $0.15 for every $100 worth of purchases, a deal...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 15, 2014
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A teenager in India has discovered a major loophole in Amazon-owned audio book retailer Audible that allows anyone to download an unlimited amount of audio books for free. Security flaws in Audible mean the site doesn't wait to authenticate credit card...
From: Business Insider | By: James Cook | Monday, September 15, 2014
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With mortgage rates at record lows for the year, you might figure that demand for home loans would be high — but at this point Americans seem more interested in loading up their credit cards.
From: Detroit News | By: Detroit News wire services | Monday, September 15, 2014
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The service is backed by a host of big retailers, along with most major banks and credit card issuers, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.
From: Times of India | Monday, September 15, 2014
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