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When my main credit card got yanked for some kind of fraud activity earlier this month (as it seems all of them do, sooner or later) I had the unpleasant task of going back over my bills to see what companies I’d need to give a new credit card number....
From: Doc Searls | By: Doc Searls | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Filed under: Family Money, Estate Planning, Wills, Elder Care, Financial Education Alamy By Kimberly Palmer Shortly after Terrie Hull's mother got in a car accident in 2011 that caused brain damage, her mother married a man Hull didn't trust. Soon, Hull...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Paying $10 million in fines is only a blip in the revenue PayPal made from its 165 million users moving $46 billion last year....
From: The Atlantic | By: Bourree Lam | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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“Something is happening in marketing," Visa svp of North America marketing Lara Hood Balazs told VentureBeat....
From: VentureBeat | By: Barry Levine | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Inthemid-1990s,riverboatcasinosbecamelegalinMissouri,whereIgrewup.Theintricaciesofthisseemedcomplicated:whentheyfirstappeared;thecasinoshadtogoonactual“cruises”upanddowntheriver.Today,thecasinosoperateinlargestructuresthatjustneedtobenearwater(Ithinkpuddleshavebeenapproved)....
From: Gamma Squad | By: michaelwilliamryan | Friday, May 22, 2015
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I received an unexpected $700. I want to use for super frivolous spending, and buy something that I wouldn't purchase within my normal budget. What should it be?Things I've considered: Hot air balloon ride (seems too far away to get to), iPad or Apple...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: aaanastasia | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Washington (AFP) - A data breach at a website billed as "the world's largest sex and swinger" community may expose personal and sexual information on millions of users worldwide, a report said Friday.Stolen data from some 3.9 million members of Adult...
From: Business Insider | Friday, May 22, 2015
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I'm an administrator at an ISP. I'm not sure if I'm data entry or if I'm gaining transferrable skills. Inside are a list of tasks I perform on a daily/weekly basis...My tasks include: Auditing processes. Example: I go through 200-300 accounts that day...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: GiveUpNed | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Senate vote expected today, but on what, exactly?
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Friday, May 22, 2015
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GUEST: Amazon is the undisputed leader in online retail, but Google’s introduction of its own buy button on mobile may give the eCommerce something to worry about....
From: VentureBeat | By: Angelica Valentine, Wiser | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Snapchat is investing in shopping app Spring, according to Re/code. Spring is a mobile app like a virtual mall, where items from hundreds of brands can be purchased with a pre-uploaded credit card and a single button swipe.   Neither Spring nor Snapchat...
From: Business Insider | By: Alyson Shontell | Friday, May 22, 2015
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As lawmakers and credit bureaus reach and agreement to protect consumers, make sure you have…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Stacey Tisdale | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Filed under: Citigroup, Credit Cards, Advertising & Marketing, Deals, Cell Phones Mark Lennihan/AP Has Citi (C) got a deal for you! No, seriously. Has Citi got a deal for you? Because they certainly think they do, and it comes in the form of a pitch...
From: Daily Finance | By: Rich Smith | Friday, May 22, 2015
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[ErnestGoesToCampwasreleased28yearsagotoday,andtocelebrate,MattLouviskickingoffafeatureinwhichhereviewsallnineErnestfilms.Enjoy.-Vince]Dr.OttoandtheRiddleoftheGloombeam(1986)ThisreviewispartofaseriesinwhichtheauthorwatchesalloftheErnestmoviesinorder,eventhoughsomedayhewilldie....
From: FilmDrunk | By: Matt Louv | Friday, May 22, 2015
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If you want to stop feeling sorry for yourself and/or can’t find a gift for that co-worker who constantly complains about the job, Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas is an awesome book. Certainly you won’t...
From: Philip Greenspun | By: philg | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Back in 2012, when she was a student at the University of Arkansas, Alexandra Marquez downloaded the Poshmark app on a whim. She'd seen it mentioned on social media and was immediately intrigued by the concept. While it looks similar to Instagram, Poshmark...
From: Business Insider | By: Antonia Farzan | Friday, May 22, 2015
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What the hack? While most Americans are worried about credit card and bank fraud, they should treat safety “alerts” with a degree of skepticism as well. Many consumers have received...
From: New York Post | By: Gregory Bresiger | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Filed under: Student Loans, Personal Finance, College, Debt Assistance, Financial Education Getty Images There is now $1.2 trillion of student loan debt in America, and that number just continues growing. The Class of 2014 was the most indebted class...
From: Daily Finance | By: Nick Clements | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Angela writes in: In nine days, our oldest son is graduating from high school. He will be the first one in our family to go to college as he is going to [a major state school]. While we have spent a lot of time figuring out scholarships and financial...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent Hamm | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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A Brooklyn man tried to make a purchase using four fraudulent credit cards at a Jersey City Shoprite store, police say.
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Patrick McGovern | The Jersey Journal | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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As any homeowner will attest, buying a house is one of those purchases that only comes with more expenses. Maintaining a budget and shopping around for the best deals on big expenses like furn…
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Technology, Consumer Ally, Travel Alamy By Robert McGarvey Rental car giant Hertz has admitted it has cameras installed in about 1 in 8 of its cars in the United States. But those cameras -- built into Hertz's NeverLost dashboard...
From: Daily Finance | By: MainStreet.com | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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A hack into AdultFriendFinder has exposed some rather personal information about millions of users, including their fetishes and dirty sexual secrets.
From: Mediaite | By: Josh Feldman | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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I seen this type of chip on credit cards and various other electronics like printers. What is it called in the electronics field? Is there a specific protocol on how to read and write to it? Is there a reader/writer machine? Software?...
From: Electronics Stack Exchange | By: KingsInnerSoul | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Before I begin today, they asked me to make a standard announcement. Besides expanding into video and podcasts, Spotify unveiled a quirky little feature for runners: “It’s all about creating a true soundtrack for your life,” said Daniel Ek, Spotify’s...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Chronicle Staff and News Services | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Lack of bank support renders $19 million plan involving Master Card null and void.
From: Women's Wear Daily | By: Arnold J. Karr | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Researchers devise a system that looks secure, but isn't remotely easy to use.
From: Read Write Web | By: Gregory Ferenstein | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The Royal Bank is backing off on its plan to charge customers a fee to make credit card, loan and mortgage payments under certain circumstances....
From: CBC | By: The Canadian Press | Friday, May 22, 2015
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MasterCard Inc, the world’s No. 2 debit and credit card company, said it failed to reach a settlement with Target Corp over claims related to the 2013 data breach at the retailer as a key condition was not met.
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Debit Card Data Thefts at All Kinds of ATMs Soar
From: Forbes | By: Bill Hardekopf | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Technology is a conquerer. The evidence can be seen in mounds of dead pagers, flip phones, and CDs. When companies and startups agree to kill something off, it’s usually not long for this world. But one piece of tech has become an unkillable cockroach—the...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Starting 8 a.m. on June 1, 2015, toll fees and vignette stickers for trucks at Bulgaria’s Kapitan Andreevo border crossing point will only be paid at a “points of sale” (POS). Drivers will be able to pay by VISA, Visa Electron, V PAY, MasterCard,...
From: Novinite | Friday, May 22, 2015
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A Chargers stadium plan assumes $120 million in sales of personal seat licenses.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Tom Krasovic | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Most of the time, I have my financial house in pretty good shape. I follow my well-planned grocery list at the grocery store. I don’t spend much money on stuff I don’t need. I keep us on track with our family’s budget. I don’t spoil my children...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent Hamm | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Patricia Driscoll has been at the forefront as of late due to her messy and public breakup with NASCAR star Kurt Busch, but the Armed Forces Foundation president is now facing allegations of embezzlement. According to an investigative report by ESPN's...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Mike Chiari | Friday, May 22, 2015
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It’s irritating to run across a bill and to realize it was due yesterday… or last week. If it’s a credit card bill, you may also have to pay a fee (sometimes, if it’s a rare slip-up, you can g…
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Matt Shoemaker has turned into a fly ball pitcher of the unfortunate kind. One whose fly balls fly further than the outer boundaries. Matt Shoemaker is having problems this year. Did you notice? Not quite the over-achiever of last year, though still...
From: Halos Heaven | By: Stirrups | Friday, May 22, 2015
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How should we organize our finances to effectively plan and prepare for an retirement in next 10 years ?. My personal details are: Age 35, married with a 3 year old daughter IT consultant with a masters degree, gross salary around 180K Owns my family...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: user1455719 | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Vacation Planning, Financial Education Getty Images By Gerri Detweiler The vacation you've saved and planned for is finally here, and you're ready to relax -- which is why it's especially bad that...
From: Daily Finance | By: Credit.com | Friday, May 22, 2015
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A recent report that found federal employees improperly used government credit cards at casinos could have unnecessary consequences for the gaming industry ...
From: Las Vegas Sun | Friday, May 22, 2015
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When a company or website you trust gets hacked, it can be pretty unnerving. Particularly if you trusted that company with your credit card or medical information . But what if the hackers had knowledge of your sex life instead? That could be a reality:...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sean Hollister | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Gaming industry chief lobbyist Geoff Freeman warned Thursday against restricting the use of federal government credit cards in casinos, calling the idea an overreaction to an audit that found thousands of questionable transactions.
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Shopify had its initial public offering, and Shopify far exceeded expectations. According to the Wall Street Journal, Shopify priced originally at $17 per share, actually opened at $28 per share. By the end of closing, a single share was selling for...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Glenn Brock | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Baseball … what will happen next?
From: The Big Lead | By: Mike Cardillo | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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How women are changing the world of transportation
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Online shopping has become almost as common as visiting a department store....
From: Orlando Sentinel | By: Marco Santana | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Amazon's credit card offers cash back on purchases, but there are alternatives to consider.
From: The Motley Fool | By: Sam Mattera, The Motley Fool | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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This is a summary of a series of links from two articles on how credit cards exploit our cognitive biases to make us spend more than what we otherwise would have. First, the Atlantic has a nice article,Consumers fancy themselves immune to this financial...
From: Urbanomics | By: Gulzar Natarajan | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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