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From: Time | By: Sam Frizell | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The Las Vegas Sun reports that residents of the Las Vegas metropolitan area have run up $3.88 billion – yes, that’s billion with a B – in credit card debt as of June 2014. The residents are not alone. There’s more credit card indebtedness piling...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Desert Beacon | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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One older article seemed to reflect something about a “boiler room” remodel but those are usually scheduled and maybe something unexpected popped up in that area as the note does reference the hospital wants to be a “safe” facility.  In addition...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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LendingClub backer Charles Moldow of Foundation Capital is bullish on financial services, VCJ reports.
From: PE Hub | By: Alastair Goldfisher | Friday, August 29, 2014
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From: USA Today | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Not all credit card offers are for the garbage, but you need to pay attention to what matters most to you...
From: The Motley Fool | By: Matthew Frankel, The Motley Fool | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The new Acorns app rounds up card purchases and invests the difference for growth, with no minimums and low fees....
From: Time | By: Dan Kadlec | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Today's guest has been shaving his head for years until he said, "What if someone created a better way to do it?" Sounds easy right? Well actually... The post How tapping a niche market took a razor company from less than $1M to $10M in revenue – with...
From: Mixergy | By: Andrew Khalili | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Attending costly games is on the margins of the household budget. When the credit card gets maxed out, attending is no longer an option.Please understand I'm not suggesting professional sports isn't the greatest thing since sliced bread: I'm simply...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Back in January, postal inspectors discovered a scheme to duplicate the credit cards of Target customers and rack up purchases on counterfeit cards. No… we don’t mean that Target credit card breach. So far, this appears to be a much smaller breach,...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Friday, August 29, 2014
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by Sue Halpern It turns out the NSA’s ICREACH search engine, the one that may be sharing the intimate details of your life among a thousand analysts, isn’t the only secret, Google-inspired search engine out there. Say you’re interested in buying...
From: The Atlantic | By: Sue Halpern | Friday, August 29, 2014
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For the last few days, we’ve been following the story of sketchy online retailer Accessory Outlet, which was recently sued over its bizarre policy of penalizing customers $250 for even threatening to publicly complain about a purchase or file a chargeback...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Fans of burner phones, secret credit cards, code names, and general espionage, look no further than your friendly neighborhood car-sharing start-up. According to The Verge, Uber (the company where you sit in the back seat) is waging an outlandish war...
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: The Shortlist | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Apple is finally going to get into mobile payments with the iPhone 6, according to Apple blogger John Gruber. In a very short post, Gruber writes Apple is developing "a new secure enclave where you can store your credit cards, so you can pay for things...
From: Business Insider | By: Jay Yarow | Friday, August 29, 2014
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When you’re buying gas during the month of September, using the right credit card could be rewarding. That’s what credit-card industry observers say as they recommend a few cards that...
From: New York Post | By: Gregory Bresiger | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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No one applies for a credit card hoping their application will be rejected.
From: Black Enterprise | By: Sheiresa Ngo | Friday, August 29, 2014
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a NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Treasury bond yields plummeting to levels not seen since 2012 are prompting some analysts to declare bonds are in a bubble. I disagree! Throughout the financial crisis and during its recovery, global debt increased dramatically...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Suttmeier | Friday, August 29, 2014
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City watchdog suspects many customers were rejected or paid too little, and concluded that many were treated unfairlyBanks and other lenders have been ordered to reopen more than 2.5m com plaints about payment protection insurance (PPI) because the City...
From: The Guardian | By: Sean Farrell | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The University of Chicago's Professor Casey Mulligan has published a new $3 e-book titled "Side Effects".  He provides an in depth examination of the future of health care in the United States.    Building on some of the ideas discussed in his WSJ...
From: Environmental and Urban Economics | By: Matthew Kahn | Friday, August 29, 2014
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When a data breach happens at a retail store, you may have to sort out your credit card purchases. When a data breach happens in healthcare, you may have to sort out your life.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Richard Taite | Friday, August 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) — The average credit card debt among U.S. households is $15,480, according to the Federal Reserve. That's deceptive, though, because it is made up mostly of the people who owe the most. Take out those deeply in debt households...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian O'Connell | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Financial independence is a tricky phrase because it can mean different things to different people. Right now, I view financial independence as being a state where I no longer have to work for money. Yet, seven or eight years ago, I might have viewed...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A new survey by BMO Harris Bank of 1,500 Americans reveals that 80% of us feel like we know how to get good credit. In further questioning, however, we came up a bit short. Here are a few of the statements the survey asked respondents to declare true...
From: Business Insider | By: Libby Kane | Friday, August 29, 2014
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In October, Justin Hockman dislocated his left kneecap - again. A family dog jumped to greet him. Hockman, 28, twisted toward it. Seconds later, speared with pain, he sank to the floor of his home in Moyock, N.C.
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Debit cards work a lot like cash because the money comes straight out of a checking account. Matt Schulz, a senior credit analyst for CreditCards.com, says the trend away from cash isn't great for merchants because they pay fees when customers use cards....
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Peter Coy | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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As the title says, I recently moved to the UK and obviously I don't have any credit history there but I think it would be a good idea to start building one, especially because sometimes in the (not too near) future I might apply for a mortgage. I was...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: mariosangiorgio | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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It seems that Houstonians are getting pretty darn comfortable swiping that plastic at the register again. So comfortable, in fact, that Houston has become the top city in the United States for ris...
From: Houston Press | By: Angelica Leicht | Friday, August 29, 2014
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(Photo: Noah Dyer)We live in an age in which our lives are increasingly recorded, compiled, and searchable. There's less privacy than there was a generation ago. Some people respond dismissively of this change, saying "I've got nothing to hide." Conor...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Dear Neighbors and Friends I believe personal finance education is essential to ensure our students are equipped with the tools they need to become financially successful in the future. At Treasury, my team and I have worked to make financial literacy...
From: My Backyard News | By: editor | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Discover Financial is printing money, especially as more places are accepting its credit card, writes Jeff Reeves....
From: MarketWatch | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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It seems like every week there's a new report that a major company has had its web security compromised. Target still hasn't gotten past last year's major hacking of its credit card data. Other breaches have affected industries ranging from video games...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Money Talks News is pretty excited for Museum Day Live (Saturday, Sept. 27), which is why they've shared some insider info with us on what to do and where to go! More than 1,500 museums in all 50 states will be open free of charge on Saturday, Sept....
From: Coutorture | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Deal: Furniture and home goods floor samples starting at 70% off. Crystal votives and candleholders are $5.25—$67.50 (from $17.50—$225); hand-blown glass bowls, vases and sculptures are $15—$600 (from $50—$,2000); and crystal bowls, vases and...
From: Racked | By: Laura Gurfein | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Happy Labor Day, ladies! This seems like a pretty thorough list of sales to me, but I'm sure I've missed some -- which sales are you most excited about this weekend? I've bolded the stores I would hit first. (Note that pieces are selling out fast --...
From: Corporette | By: Kat | Friday, August 29, 2014
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WELL, THEY DID HIRE DAVID PLOUFFE RECENTLY: Uber ‘brand ambassadors’ using burner phones, credit cards to sabotage Lyft. If true, though, this could lead to a nasty lawsuit.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Remember our talk about fall wardrobes earlier this week? If...
From: HGTV | By: Trevor Lane | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Reading the fine print on credit card offers could save you substantial cash — and not just by avoiding fees. There are a lot of valuable perks listed in card terms that go unnoticed."There's a ton that consumers are missing out on," said Odysseas...
From: MSNBC | By: Kelli B. Grant | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The United Kingdom will push the European Union this weekend to consider the most punitive sanctions yet against Russia for its involvement in escalating the crisis in Ukraine. According to Bloomberg, the U.K. plans to propose blocking Russia from the...
From: Business Insider | By: Brett LoGiurato | Friday, August 29, 2014
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That’s what the payments company may be worth after its latest fundraising. It’s big, but a deflated figure, considering Square’s former hype, the small amount raised, and tech rivals’ ease securing higher valuations. Blame increasing competition...
From: Reuters | By: Robert Cyran | Friday, August 29, 2014
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You've heard about buyer's remorse—impulsively swiping your credit card for something you didn't turn out to love. But here's something that could be worse: the remorse that comes from missing out on a major shopping opportunity. The Barneys Warehouse......
From: Racked | By: Jessica Carei | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Citi's new Double Cash card offers a 1 percent bonus when you pay your bill. Can you double your money?
From: CNBC | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A Lauderdale Lakes motorist who was pulled over for failing to wear a seat belt is charged with possessing counterfeit credit cards, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.
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If there were any doubt remaining that Uber is a flash-in-the-pan cash-grab startup rather than a serious player in the transportation sector, one need only scope the name of the company’s new initiative: SLOG. An acronym for “Supplying Long-term...
From: Car and Driver | By: Davey G. Johnson | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Source: Flickr user jeepersmedia Everybody's got a favorite snack from Trader Joe's. Whether it's spicy or sweet, you don't want to sacrifice your top choice of treats simply because the cost is high! Instead of skipping out on scrumptious food, simply...
From: SavvySugar | By: Brinton-Parker | Friday, August 29, 2014
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If you were told to evacuate within the hour would you be able to gather up all your important things and leave in an hour?...
From: WBZ-TV | By: karenebuscemi | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Building supplier CSR says smaller businesses are being unfairly slugged for credit card fees paid to banks to encourage them to issue cards to their customers....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Eli has been a professional taxi driver in Tel Aviv for 17 years, and he's been professionally employed by GetTaxi for the past few. The on-demand car service was founded there in 2010 and currently employs 3,500 drivers like Eli. But lately, a competitor...
From: Business Insider | By: Alyson Shontell | Friday, August 29, 2014
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We saw the reveal of the New 3DS this morning. It looks pretty sweet right? I already upgraded from a standard launch 3DS to an XL, and now I want to do it all over again. It also has a pretty unique feature from an internet standpoint -- it will lock...
From: Destructoid | By: Chris Carter | Friday, August 29, 2014
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U.S. Late Payment Rate on Credit Cards is at the Lowest Level in Seven Years
From: Forbes | By: Bill Hardekopf | Friday, August 29, 2014
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Matthew PerlmanThe Brooklyn PaperNo respect. None. A cold–hearted crook took a woman’s walker as she bent down to pick up a dollar bill at the intersection of Smith and Schermerhorn streets on Aug. 17, the authorities...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Matthew Perlman | Friday, August 29, 2014
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