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Which Credit Monitoring Service Should You Use?

There’s not much of a silver lining in the Equifax disaster, but it’s reminded us just how important it is to keep tabs on your credit. More than ever, credit monitoring is essential to making sure there’s no sketchy, fraudulent activity associated with your personal info. And you can monitor your own credit for free,…Read […]

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Debitize Connects Your Credit Card to Your Bank Account so You Can Earn Rewards Responsibly

There are benefits to using your credit card over a debit card, but budgeting with a credit card can be trouble. One splurge or miscalculation and you could end up revolving your debt—not a smart move. Debitize, available for Web/ioS, lets you earn rewards without that risk.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Don’t Fall for Loan Sharks Just Because They Have Hip Branding

We all know payday lenders, loan sharks, and credit cards profit when you go into debt and, therefore, they can be dangerous. But many of these companies conceal their danger with clever marketing. Beware: a debt trap by any other branding is just as dangerous.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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September’s Money Challenge: No Restaurant Spending

Believe it or not, it’s time to start saving for the holidays. Gifts, travel, parties—these expenses creep up on you fast, so you want to prepare as soon as you can (and that means now). To help you save, this month we’re challenging you to cut back on a common splurge: restaurants.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The NFL’s Commitment to Medical Research Costs Less Than a Single Good Quarterback

The NFL announced this week that they will soon award $40 million to scientists for medical research on brain trauma. That’s a lot, in the sense that if I had $40 million I would change it into gold coins and try to swim in it. But is it a lot of money to the NFL?Read […]

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How to Get Paid to Donate Your Eggs

Flyers advertising egg donation litter community boards at college campuses. “Make up to $8,000 while helping others” is a typical promise. But even though egg donation pays well and doesn’t require any experience (youth is actually a plus), the decision isn’t that easy. Your health and fertility may be at risk, the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Habits That Give You Good Credit Can Still Be Bad For Your Finances

You know credit matters, and you’ve even learned some tricks for boosting your score. One final lesson everyone should learn about credit, though, is that what’s good for your credit score isn’t always good for your financial health. Credit can sometimes be counterintuitive to good money habits.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Habits That Give You Good Credit Can Still Be Bad For Your Finances

You know credit matters, and you’ve even learned some tricks for boosting your score. One final lesson everyone should learn about credit, though, is that what’s good for your credit score isn’t always good for your financial health. Credit can sometimes be counterintuitive to good money habits.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Problem With “Get Out of Debt Quick” Stories

You’ve seen them. Those sensational online profiles of people who accomplished massive goals that most of us can only dream of in a ridiculous amount of time. How This 30-Year Old Quit His Job and Became a Millionaire or How This Millennial Bought a Home in NYC on a $30k salary or How This Couple […]

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White British Lord Sentenced To 3 Months In Prison For Mocking Colored Guyanese Woman

The West has reached a stage in its decline at which private individuals are able to criminalize other private individuals by taking offence at them. The obvious problem with this is that, although practically anyone can find someone to offend them for some reason, only those who are reputable and within reach of the law […]

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What You Should Know About Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies are having a moment. You’ve probably heard a thing or two about Bitcoin and Ethereum. Namely, their prices seem to be skyrocketing (or plummeting, depending on the day). There’s more to the story, and as the investing cliche goes: don’t buy what you don’t know. So let’s find out more.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Seven Months After Smash Bros. Tournament, Organizers Say They Can’t Pay The Winners

Some of the world’s best Smash Bros. players say they are owed thousands of dollars for their performances in a tournament called BEAST 7 held in Sweden last February.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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