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By virtue of a higher close, the Dow and made a fresh all-time high, while oil prices tumbled after reports ahead of Thursday's OPEC meeting gave a mixed view on whether the cartel would agree to production cuts. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,822.2,...
From: Business Insider | By: Myles Udland | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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by Kate Tellers My husband and I are expecting our first child next February. To mark this rite of passage, as well as the white hot second when we considered cloth diapers, we decided to order our very first washer and dryer. Since every conversation...
From: The Billfold | By: Kate Tellers | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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by Nicole Dieker I started writing this yesterday, and I’m reshaping it a bit as we go because the world feels a little bit different today, so bear with me. You feel the tension, right? I’ve been thinking about it often, as we race towards the end...
From: The Billfold | By: Nicole Dieker | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Government has become a clearinghouse for corporations and plutocrats with deep pockets to buy the politicians who grease the wheels for lucrative contracts and easy regulation. It’s all pay for play, and look the other way. According to the watchdog...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Twitter is already flirting with offering users the ability to purchase things from within their feeds with its “Buy” button, and now the social media company is dipping its toes into discount waters with a new test of digital coupons. The company...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Retirement, Personal Finance, Social Security, Internet Fraud Alamy By Paul Sisolak According to the Federal Trade Commission, more than 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year; and, with advancements in...
From: Daily Finance | By: GOBankingRates | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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As much as this is in the news, it still persists and people don’t like it, especially when it’s flawed and it really represents some sloppy data work, all to make a buck.  The FTC has again asked for help from Congress.  The TV station went knocking...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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What would you do for the promise of a couple pieces of free clothing? Just think of all the college freshmen who signed away their financial futures by applying for credit cards at orientation (before such marketing was outlawed). A line of 100 or so...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Consumerist’s Tip For Criminals #872: If you rob a guy, don’t then use his stolen credit card to have pizza delivered to your home, because the driver dropping off your pie might just be a police officer in disguise. This is a lesson that a trio...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Credit card debt has doubled in the last 10 years. It now stands at $50 billion, the equivalent of $3,200 per cardholder....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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What guilt might be saying about your friendships. When our consciences kick up a guilt-ridden fuss, it is often in an effort to preserve something that is most precious to us, namely friendship. Feelings of guilt could mean we owe someone – big time.read...
From: Psychology Today | By: Seth Slater, M.F.A. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Love it or hate it, Black Friday ain’t what it used to be. Time was, you’d gather with friends and family on Thanksgiving to over-indulge in food and football. The next day, off from work, you might go buy a Christmas tree and then head to the...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Jon Gorey | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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My dear old friend, editor, and publisher Allan Kornblum died Sunday after a battle with leukemia. He founded the now estimable Coffee House Press in Minneapolis, but back when Allan, with his huge frizzy “Isro” of a haircut, shifted from being a...
From: Tablet Magazine | By: Allan Appel | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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So you’ve mapped out where all the best sales are going to be. You think you’re ready for Black Friday? Not so fast. You could be leaving money on the table. Check your Twitter feed before you head out. Twitter … Continue reading →...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Winston Edmondson | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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What could be better than a hot cup of coca after a long, cold day of Black Friday shopping? I’ll tell you what, getting that cup of coca for less than everyone around you paid! That’s the American way. All you have to do is tap that new Twitter...
From: Marketing Pilgrim | By: Cynthia Boris | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Just because something is on sale doesn't mean you have to buy it. This is…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Sheiresa Ngo | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Twitter has introduced a new product that allows users to claim discounts via Twitter card-linked promotions, which can then be redeemed at a retailer’s physical location or online shop. Claiming a promotion is easy, and only requires you to enter...
From: Business Insider | By: Taylor Lorenz | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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If ads on Twitter weren’t annoying enough, some will start asking for your credit card info, in the hopes you’ll load up on store discounts.Twitter Offers, launched Tuesday, lets companies incorporate in-store promotions in ads that appear in users’...
From: PC World | By: Zach Miners | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Giselle Oliveira, 34, copped to grand larceny and other charges on Nov. 13 in Manhattan Supreme Court....
From: New York Daily News | By: SHAYNA JACOBS | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become two of the most important shopping days of the season for anyone looking to save some money and finish their holiday shopping early. And while the deals are very good (your bank account will thank you), it's...
From: She Finds | By: Claudia Saide | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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If ads on Twitter weren’t annoying enough, some will start asking for your credit card info, in the hopes you’ll load up on store discounts.Twitter Offers, launched Tuesday, lets companies incorporate in-store promotions in ads that appear in users’...
From: Macworld | By: Zach Miners | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Twitter's new tool can help advertisers offer consumers deals that could be added to a credit card to use in stores or online.
From: CNBC | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Wanda James and her husband, Scott Durrah, own Denver-based Jezebel’s Southern Bistro and Bar. They…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Carolyn M. Brown | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Household debt rose to $11.71 trillion in the third quarter.  According to the New York Federal Reserve's latest Household Debt and Credit report, household debt in the third quarter rose 0.7%, or $78 billion, to $11.71 trillion, up from $11.62 trillion...
From: Business Insider | By: Myles Udland | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Here is the Q3 report: Household Debt and Credit Report. From the NY Fed:Aggregate household debt balances increased slightly in the 3rd quarter of 2014. As of September 30, 2014, total household indebtedness was $11.71 trillion, up by 0.7% from its...
From: Calculated Risk Blog | By: Bill McBride | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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by Lexie Frensley Part One of a Series that follows Lexie, a high school teacher in Nashville navigating the process of buying a home all by herself and before she thought she would. Last spring I was hired at a charter school in Nashville, Tennessee....
From: The Billfold | By: Lexie Frensley | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Talking to your elderly parents about awkward subjects doesn't get any easier with age. A family gathering like Thanksgiving may be the best time to tackle it....
From: WBZ-TV | By: karenebuscemi | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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BE ON THE ALERT, THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS COMING NEW SCAM Just when you think you've heard it all. Here comes another scam. This scam is very clever. Be very careful out there! One could easily fall for this - beware of people bearing gifts! There is a...
From: Free Republic | By: email from friend | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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As the Financial Conduct Authority opens a study into the credit card market, we look at how the UK has created a credit card debt mountain...
From: Telegraph | By: James Titcomb | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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In mid-October, I wrote about the New York Times offer to refund overpayments to customers who fell for an unauthorized third-party renewal solicitation. The Times also warned subscribers in print and via e-mail not to fall for the scam. I noted that...
From: Poynter Online | By: Rick Edmonds | Monday, November 24, 2014
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A new study suggests that most security professionals are as confident as ever in their ability to protect their organizations even as breaches continue to proliferate, with the Breach Level Index recording more than 180 million incidents in the last...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Maria Deutscher | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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If you want to get a handle on your debt, you'll have to commit to…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Sheiresa Ngo | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Holiday spending can dramatically hurt your wallet and boost your credit card debt if you aren’t careful. Now is the perfect time to save up for the holidays by cutting your budget in half — you’ll have to ease up on the reveling in the coming...
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Monday, November 24, 2014
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I’m still new to GnuCash, and as such I’m setting up all my accounts. When I first created the file, I didn’t add all my accounts because I wanted to set up only a few at a time. The accounts I did set up at first (my checking account and credit...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: Daniel H | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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I live in Toronto I recently started a full-time job (two weeks ago) and I've been using a debit card (with RBC) for the past five years. I didn't want to get a credit card because I didn't want to get sucked into the system. But yesterday changed my...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: cyrusw8 | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Many people are airline mile enthusiasts, but even if you aren't, you can still earn miles on things you may purchase anyways—like flowers through FTD.Read more......
From: Lifehacker | By: Heather Yamada-Hosley | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Home Depot Inc. faces at least 44 lawsuits in the U.S. and Canada over a massive data breach this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards.
From: Los Angeles Times | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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As you gear up for Black Friday and holiday shopping season, make sure you select the card that provides the best return on your Black Friday spending, whether in the form of points, miles, or cash back. ...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Filed under: Consumer Ally, Shopping, Consumer Protection, Ripoffs & Scams Alamy A warning to holiday shoppers from the FBI: If you're spending money online, you have a target on your back. The FBI on Monday issued a warning to shoppers about scams...
From: Daily Finance | By: Mitch Lipka | Monday, November 24, 2014
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For many years, a sophisticated and unprecedented cyberespionage campaign known as "Regin" has been targeting hundreds of computers and networks in dozens of countries around the world. Yet its existence has only been unearthed in the last couple of...
From: Mashable | By: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Take four years of work, some complicated scientific and medical research, and condense into 25-second nuggets that you will present before judges and a lively crowd as you “do battle” with nine other startups from around the world. That was the...
From: Xconomy | By: Michael Davidson | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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My husband and I once made a promise that we were NOT going to become parents who crammed our children’s lives with tonnes of extra curricular activities, soccer, football, cricket, hockey, tennis, swimming, gymnastics, martial arts, music, languages,...
From: Karen Cheng | By: admin | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards.
From: Inside Bay Area | By: By Tom Murphy Associated Press | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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How do I allow Chrome for Android to load insecure content? I would like to know this so I can log in to my Hotel WiFi. The message it gives me is: ## Your connection is not private Attackers might be trying to steal your information from **www.google.com**...
From: Android Stack Exchange | By: user3892628 | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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I have been using LANDINGPAGE='Billing' to get customers directly to Credit card payment page instead of Paypal account login page. But for some reason it doesn't work anymore. I suspect this is since the new paypal design update. Has anyone encountered...
From: Stack Overflow | By: oxy | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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My understanding is credit card companies make money based on a transaction cost, which presumably is the same for credit/debit. I can't really find information on this, so it might be a faulty assumption (?). I suspect they make enough money on interest...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: enderland | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Yesterday we learned of yet another change in the PR department at Elon Musk’s Tesla: the company has rehired Ricardo Reyes, who served as its PR chief before leaving for a similar position at credit card processing company Square in 2012. Bloomberg...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Your Twitter addiction might save you some money starting Tuesday. The company has launched Twitter Offers, which lets marketers run promotions that you can redeem via your credit card. If a Twitter Offer pops up in your timeline, now you can add the...
From: Mashable | By: Todd Wasserman | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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As consumers gear up for the holiday spend-a-thon, they will have plenty of opportunities to get into trouble with credit cards....
From: MSNBC | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The whole business of search engine optimization can seem awfully intimidating for the uninitiated, especially when you consider all the different terminology that you have to learn. Even when you do pick up on all this new vocabulary, you might […]...
From: John Chow | By: Michael Kwan | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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