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Been in a relationship with my partner for 2 years. I'm 26 and he is 28. We don't live together yet but have talked about it a couple of times throughout our relationship along with talking about having children. I make more money than him but he refuses...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ruebeignet | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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by Nicole Dieker Sarah (not her real name) is a 38-year-old microbiology lab tech in Eugene, Oregon. ND: So, Sarah, tell us a little bit about your finances. Sarah: I’m doing pretty well, all things considered. I just turned 38 and I’ve owned my...
From: The Billfold | By: Nicole Dieker | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Your job pays you well. Quite well. You have good benefits and your paychecks are sweet. The problem is… you’re unhappy. Your job is stressful in a lot of ways. Your days are loaded with busy work and you’re not accomplishing anything that leaves...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent Hamm | Friday, January 30, 2015
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We all kind of know that credit card data isn’t terribly secure, and that the payment information is likely to get swiped eventually. But that information is all theoretically anonymous. Without a name, address, or ZIP code attached, our credit card...
From: Consumerist | By: Kate Cox | Friday, January 30, 2015
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When I went tweeted from a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 2, I had no idea that data scientists could use that information to find out I’d used my MasterCard to buy an overpriced $12 beer — as well as identify all my other credit card...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Andrew Flowers | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Discover is back on the Super Bowl this year, for the first time since the credit card was launched in 1986 with its "Dawn of Discover" ad. Within the credit and debit card category, Discover is the only marketer making an appearance in the Big Game...
From: AdWeek | By: Noreen O'Leary | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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We're feeling the L-O-V-E!!! McDonald's has decided to get in on the Super Bowl commercial madness, but their latest ad campaign is actually beautiful! Between the dates of Feb. 2 and Feb. 14, a new form of payment will be accepted at various McDonald's...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Project Self-Sufficiency will sponsor a free seminar about issues related to bankruptcy on Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 7-9 p.m. The seminar will provide an overview of the process for filing for bankruptcy, as well as the options available to those who...
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Warren Reporter | Friday, January 30, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If you're an investor in MasterCard , you should be happy Friday. The credit and debit car processing giant beat Wall Street fourth-quarter revenue and profit estimates despite fears rival Visa , which reported Thursday, had...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Saintvilus | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Filed under: Taxes, Income Tax#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-342518{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-342518, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-342518{width:570px;display:block;} try{document.getElementById("fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-342518").style.display="none";}catch(e){}...
From: Daily Finance | By: Money Talks News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Russian dating service Topface has paid a hacker an undisclosed sum to return 20 million customer email addresses he stole — but the company would prefer if you wouldn’t refer to the exchange of goods for stolen information as a ransom, thank you...
From: Pando Daily | By: Nathaniel Mott | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Do you have dreams of taking your business to the big leagues?
From: Black Enterprise | By: Sheiresa Ngo | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The idea behind the financial literacy movement sounds like common sense. The financial world is complicated? People don’t do the right things? Then educate them! Teach kids about budgets and living within their means, offer employees an investment...
From: Slate | By: Helaine Olen | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Yesterday was the first day in a month that I handled cash. For weeks everything I’ve purchased and paid for has been handled by digital means. Debit cards, direct debits and deposits, internet purchases – it’s all 1′s and 0′s … Continue...
From: Kevin Kelly | By: Ernesto Ramirez | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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With Andrew Sullivan announcing the end of his 15-year blogging career—and with it, his “bold experiment” in transforming journalism into crowd-funded blogging— I figure it’s a good time to take one last look at Sullivan’s long, poisonous...
From: Pando Daily | By: Mark Ames | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Software will eat everything, they say. But it has mostly abstained from the legal marijuana economy, stymied by the uncertainty of enhancing shareholder value in a line of business that was at best an extension of the health care industry and at worst...
From: Pando Daily | By: Dan Raile | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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**Readings:** * **FastFT**: [Greek bond rout deepens as Syriza fears mount - fastFT](http://www.ft.com/intl/fastft/268792) * **Paul Krugman**: [Greece: Think Flows, Not Stocks](http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/26/greece-think-flows-not-stocks/)...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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From: Daily Finance | By: Savings Experiment Staff | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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While showing the woman in your life how much you care for her is vital, choosing the right thing to say can be even more important. Thankfully, YourTango has compiled a list of the most heartfelt and genuine compliments that you can give a woman to...
From: TresSugar | By: YourTango | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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While it’s not always a good idea to get rid of a bunch of credit cards all at once, some of that plastic in your wallet may not be offering you the best possible credit. Credit.com has a rundown of multiple reasons you might want to move on from an...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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We asked the experts for their no-fail picks
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Sales taxes would be exempt from the transaction fees retailers are charged each time a consumer uses a credit or debit card under a bill introduced at the Colorado legislature.
From: Denver Post | By: By David MigoyaThe Denver Post | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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After Syriza's victory in Greece, investors are fretting that Spain's "We Can" party could derail reform plans and fiscal discipline. They needn't worry. The Podemos target is the demon of corruption. Even if the movement has already peaked, it has done...
From: Reuters | By: Rob Cox | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Credit card data isn't anonymous, a new MIT study says. Customers can be identified with about 90 percent accuracy by just four purchases.
From: CNBC | Friday, January 30, 2015
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by Ester Bloom For today’s chat, Billfold pal Jason Diamond is here to talk with us about books, money, dreams, and one very particular pair of shoes.  Ester: Hello Jason! Jason: Hi Ester! I’ve spent too much on lattes today. I’m feeling a little...
From: The Billfold | By: Ester Bloom | Friday, January 30, 2015
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A privacy audit left some questions unanswered
From: Time | By: Sam Frizell | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The No. 2 credit card payments processor notches gains in both fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 numbers....
From: The Motley Fool | By: Eric Volkman, The Motley Fool | Friday, January 30, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There's a theory on Wall Street that how equities perform in January is a portent for performance for the rest of the year. If a trader were to take this at face value, 2015 would shape up to be an ugly one for stocks. Another...
From: TheStreet | By: Keris Alison Lahiff | Friday, January 30, 2015
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by Nicole Dieker In a couple of hours, I’m going to set an Out of Office message, get on a plane, and spend a week on the JoCo Cruise. What else am I going to spend? There’ll be $25 to check my bag to and from FLL. There’ll be some $8 “snack...
From: The Billfold | By: Nicole Dieker | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Kayak began listing limited flights and hotel details on its travel website on Thursday, becoming the first major online service to do so. But travelers looking to book flights and hotel through the Kayak.com website will have to wait until lawmakers...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Craig Boehman | Friday, January 30, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks pulled back from session lows by midday Friday as Wall Street digested a wave of earnings that were mixed across the board. The latest data also showed the U.S. economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the fourth...
From: TheStreet | By: Keris Alison Lahiff | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Apple Pay Accounts for $2 out of every $3 Spent with Contactless Payments
From: Forbes | By: Bill Hardekopf | Friday, January 30, 2015
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A consortium comprising private equity firms Bain Capital and Advent International has entered the race to buy Italian bank services provider ICBPI, filing a bid just short of 2 billion euros ($2.27 billion), two sources close to the matter said....
From: PE Hub | By: Reuters News | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Xenex, Iora Health, AutoBot, Beckon, CloudBees, UserTesting, Lootsie, Final, Nilas, Earnest, OssiaSeed stage Lootsie, a loyalty and rewards platform for mobile apps, raised $3.5 million in seed funding  from Tim Kendall, Michael Liou and Brad Schwartz....
From: VatorNews | By: Steven Loeb | Friday, January 30, 2015
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When Robert Allenby called a news conference ahead of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, a lot of people wondered why the Aussie would subject himself to the merciless fans at TPC Scottsdale's par-3 16th. They boo if you back off your shot, miss the...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Ryan Ballengee | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Jason Statham movies aren’t known for their dialogue. People attend his films for their action sequences, which is why so few filmmakers give Statham much to say. That’s a shame, because when given the rare chance to be chatty, Statham becomes more...
From: Roger Ebert | By: Odie Henderson | Friday, January 30, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks opened lower on Friday as the U.S. economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the fourth quarter and mixed earnings fueled market volatility. The S&P 500 was down 0.27%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped...
From: TheStreet | By: Keris Alison Lahiff | Friday, January 30, 2015
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By looking at just three or four purchases in credit card data from thousands of anonymous shoppers, scientists can figure out who you are....
From: CBC | By: Seth Borenstein,Jack Gillum | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Credit card data isn’t quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: SETH BORENSTEIN & JACK GILLUM • AP | Friday, January 30, 2015
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(Reuters) - MasterCard Inc , the world's second-largest debit and credit card company, posted a 29 percent rise in quarterly profit as customers swiped their cards more often....
From: Reuters | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Credit card companies often strip your details from their records and then share it with third parties, claiming that it's anonymized. But a new study from MIT reveals that analysis of just four purchases made on your card can identify you with more...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jamie Condliffe | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Anyone who has acquired a passport in the last ten years or so or used a chip-and-pin credit card is probably accustomed to the idea that electronic circuitry can be embedded into the documents and objects that we use every day. But these are relatively...
From: Forbes | By: Trevor Clawson | Friday, January 30, 2015
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I’ve been puzzling through a thought experiment, and I hope it interests you enough that you will choose to address it on your blog… The logical endgame of all this consumer data mining, web tracking, ad targeting, and loyalty clubs is what I am...
From: Marginal Revolution | By: Tyler Cowen | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Ireland’s debt crisis remains a very real spectre for struggling families, with over half of all households saddled with mortgage, overdrafts and credit card debts....
From: Irish Examiner | By: IrishExaminer.com | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Total loans and advances as of end-December fell to S$607.96 billion from $608.17 billion the previous month, while credit card billings rose to S$4.37 billion from S$3.82 billion.
From: Channel News Asia | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Just three small clues—receipts for a pizza, a coffee and a pair of jeans—are enough information to identify a person’s credit card transactions from among those of a million people, according to a new study.The findings, published in the journal...
From: PC World | By: Jeremy Kirk | Friday, January 30, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Visa are getting a boost in after-hours trading Thursday after the world's largest payment credit and debit card company posted stronger-than-expected fiscal 2015 first-quarter earnings. In addition, the company announced...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Saintvilus | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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A researcher has shown that knowing just a handful of charges out of millions of "anonymized" purchases will serve to identify a card and its owner....
From: MSNBC | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Discerning AWS' financial health has always been a roundabout process. But that's about to change....
From: VentureBeat | By: Jordan Novet | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Can a person really be banned from using the internet? According to a report by the Lowell Sun, that’s exactly what a judge has ruled in the case of a 29-year-old Lowell, Massachusetts, man. Luis E. Rodriguez is accused of sending provocative images...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Chelsea Hoffman | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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