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6 Insurance Policies You Will Never Really Need

[credit provider=”Etsy” url=”http://www.etsy.com/listing/67814297/dog-hat-sweetheart-be-mine-made-to-order?”] Insurance policies are one of the few things people buy while hoping they never have to use them.For a small fee or “premium,” the policies protect us and our loved ones against damages or losses to our homes, cars,  health and even our lives.
6 Insurance Policies You Will Never Really Need
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Three Finance Apps That Give Mint A Run For Its Money

[credit provider=”iTunes” url=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saver-control-your-expenses/id429136857?mt=8″] I wanted to be proactive about my financial health this year and figured that tracking expenses with an app isn’t a huge task.That’s part of why so many New Years’ resolutions fail, because people are vague about their goals and there are so few specific action items. […]
Three Finance Apps That Give Mint A Run For Its Money
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Personal Finance Software Is A Horrible Budgeting Idea

[credit provider=”By Marco Arment on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcoarment/1956292424/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] In the future, you’ll never open up your wallet at the end of the weekend wondering where it all went. Piecing together a night out in reverse after finding your wallet empty simply won’t happen — supposedly.You’ll just log into Mint or LearnVest […]
Personal Finance Software Is A Horrible Budgeting Idea
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The Price Of Lobster Has Dropped To A 40-Year Low

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Panama.langostasobrepapitacriolla.jpg”] Last week, the Harvard Business Review checked in on the New England lobster market to teach us all a lesson about pricing.It turns out, not all goods respond to supply and demand forces in the same way. Lobster, in certain environments, doesn’t really respond at all.
The Price Of Lobster Has Dropped To A 40-Year Low
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It Looks Like Prepaid Cards Will Replace Basic Checking

[credit provider=”Flickr / williamhartz” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/whartz/1255279932/in/photostream/”] The launch of the Chase Liquid prepaid debit card could either be highly significant — a paradigm shift for consumer banking! — or insignificant in the way all prepaid cards are ultimately insignificant.It’s impossible to tell right now. But we can say for sure that […]
It Looks Like Prepaid Cards Will Replace Basic Checking
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These Cities Are Offering Students Loan Repayments Of Up To $15,000

[credit provider=”flickr/pamwood707″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/pamwood707/5646731108/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Many who rail against the costs of higher education and the massive debts that most graduates carry point out that this drives graduates toward high-paying but potentially socially irresponsible jobs, like investment banking or private equity or a hedge fund, or really anything that pays well in […]
These Cities Are Offering Students Loan Repayments Of Up To $15,000
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Mountain of Student Debt? Move to Niagara Falls

Many who rail against the costs of higher education and the massive debts that most graduates carry point out that this drives graduates toward high-paying but potentially socially irresponsible jobs, like investment banking or private equity or a hedge fund, or really anything that pays well in this day and […]
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Broke? Maybe You Should Stop Checking Facebook So Much

[credit provider=”Richard Karstrom via Facebook” url=”http://www.facebook.com/karstrom”] Drawing up false parallels and correlations is likely one of the best parts of being in the survey business. A recent survey by the American Institute of CPAs and Harris Interactive discovered this one: young adults check their social media accounts more than they […]
Broke? Maybe You Should Stop Checking Facebook So Much
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Compare The Average Super PAC Donor’s Income With Yours

[credit provider=”ABC News” url=”http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/romney-tells-obama-to-start-packing-in-abc-news-exclusive-interview/”] Now that Mitt Romney has more or less cemented his spot as Republican nominee for this fall’s presidential election, it can now safely be said that a lot of millionaires and billionaires wasted a lot of money propping up politicians with absolutely no chance of winning […]
Compare The Average Super PAC Donor’s Income With Yours
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Fed Report Shows Mobile Banking Empowers the Underbanked

The Federal Reserve has released a report on the state of mobile banking that reveals striking demographic gaps in the use of the technology. Predictably, the young are more likely to use their smartphones to do banking. More interesting, according to experts, is the finding that the people who don’t […]
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5 Sneaky Fees Your Bank Could Be Charging You

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancunningham/”] A recent study by Mintel Comperemedia, a mouthful of a marketing research firm, found that only one in five Americans would be willing to pay a $2 monthly debit card fee.A full 56% said they would use a different payment method, were they confronted with the fee. […]
5 Sneaky Fees Your Bank Could Be Charging You