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Amex Serve Stands as the Better American Express Prepaid Option
Jul 25

Amex Serve Stands as the Better American Express Prepaid Option

Leave it to American Express to make things more confusing in an already-crowded market by offering two very similar options for people who are looking for an alternative to a traditional checking account. They are the Amex Serve prepaid card and the Bluebird account — both of which are assuredly great options. But, if you were

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3 Reasons You Don’t Need to Spend $100 on This Credit Card Innovation
Jul 03

3 Reasons You Don’t Need to Spend $100 on This Credit Card Innovation

In an age where innovation is to be expected at practically every turn, it’s no wonder why so many entrepreneurs are looking towards ways in which to change how consumers handle their personal finances. The days of carrying a number of different credit and debit cards in one’s wallet may soon be coming to an

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Why Bitcoin Payments on iPhones Still Won’t Convince You to Invest In Digital Currency
Jun 10

Why Bitcoin Payments on iPhones Still Won’t Convince You to Invest In Digital Currency

After years of denying Bitcoin users the ability to use digital currency via iPhones and iPads, Apple has changed its mind and announced a new policy that will allow digital currency transactions to occur on iPads and iPhones. Now, apps like CoinJar and Blockchain which are capable of sending and accepting digital currency, are available for

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When Mooching Off Your Parents Is a Smart Idea
May 20

When Mooching Off Your Parents Is a Smart Idea

Thanks to my father (and my age), I have health insurance benefits. I am covered under my dad’s health insurance until 26, so I never had to worry about taking a job that lacked health benefits. This allowed me to continue to focus on my career as a writer, as well as pursue and obtain

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5 Reasons Why a DUI Can Ruin Your Life
Mar 17

5 Reasons Why a DUI Can Ruin Your Life

Driving under the influence can not only deplete your bank balance and ruin your credibility, but cause a great deal of unnecessary stress in your life and the lives of others. This St. Patrick’s Day, you may be planning to celebrate, but remember to drive responsibly, or else you could ruin your life. There is definitely nothing wrong with enjoying yourself with friends

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Chase Stops Cash Deposits Into Accounts That Aren’t Your Own (and It Still Doesn’t Make Sense)
Mar 06

Chase Stops Cash Deposits Into Accounts That Aren’t Your Own (and It Still Doesn’t Make Sense)

“When making a cash deposit, please be ready to show a valid ID and deposit only into accounts that list your name,” states a letter received recently by a JPMorgan Chase bank customer. A new policy move by Chase — America’s largest bank by assets — will change the way customers can make cash deposits.

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You’re More Likely to Read Reviews for Restaurants Than for Banks
Feb 18

You’re More Likely to Read Reviews for Restaurants Than for Banks

Thanks to easy access of the Internet, we have made a ritual out of reading online customer reviews before we make a purchase, patronize a restaurant or book a hotel room. The wealth of crowdsourced, peer advice allows us to make an informed decision when we decide how to spend our money. But, why don’t

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Feb 10

Sochi 2014 Olympics: What Were They Thinking?

If it seemed crazy to hold the 2014 Winter Olympics in an area that has a sub-tropical climate and known insurgent groups nearby, then wait until you read about the outrageous and over-the-top costs of setting up the Olympics in Sochi. The price tag for setting up the Sochi Games in Russia is the highest

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Legalizing Marijuana: Colorado Cashes In, But Will Face Setbacks
Jan 13

Legalizing Marijuana: Colorado Cashes In, But Will Face Setbacks

After Colorado became the first state to sell legal marijuana, there has been a surge of interest from Americans about purchasing the substance. A CNN poll found that over 50 percent of Americans are now in favor of legalizing marijuana.

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Is Performance-Based Pay Necessary for College Presidents?
Jan 12

Is Performance-Based Pay Necessary for College Presidents?

College presidents earn a median salary of $250,442. Did you know that their base salary only accounts for a portion of their earnings, and that many earn incentive pay that sometimes doubles their pay?

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