Weekly Wrap: Hackathon

Amy He

By Amy He
Updated on Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Vatican has a new pope, many celebrities get hacked, and a Reuters staff member has been indicted for working with Anonymous to hack the L.A. Times. It’s been a big news week!

Not much has happened on the banking front, though, but we are officially on a one-month countdown before taxes are due. Have you been prepping?

In other news:

  • We gathered some money lessons you can learn from watching “The Client List,” one of the most popular shows of 2012 that just returned for its second season.
  • Here are four things to consider before buying an investment property. We speak to an investment property owner and gain insight on what to consider when purchasing these types of properties.
  • There are a lot of insurance policies out there, but we don’t necessarily need to buy into all of them. We pick six policies that you probably won’t ever need.
  • For our new Review Roundup segment, we summarize the reviews that are being left for the large number of financial products and banks we house profiles for. Check out the review roundup for E*TRADE here.
  • Some major celebrities (Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher and Britney Spears, to name a few) were allegedly hacked this week, and a lot of their financial information was made public, including the amount of debt they owe.
  • Apparently the rich pay 70% of all income taxes and control about 40% of the entire country’s wealth. Now that’s just crazy talk.
  • In this week’s edition of MBT Talks, we cover how we tip, and the general consensus falls on the 15-20% range, something our readers agree with as well. Vote in our poll and share how you tip!

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