Monthly Archives: May 2011

This Week in Credit Card News: Online Payments, Blippy, Smartphone Checkout

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Provided by LowCards.com Big Banks Join Battle for Online Payments Consumers are increasingly shunning checks and turning new nonbank technologies to spend their money. Banks see billions of dollars of credit card, overdraft and … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Lowering Property Taxes

Home values are down 30 percent from their peak could drop another 7 to 9 percent this year. Despite these statistics property taxes continue to increase. Take action to get your home’s property lowered in five easy steps: [In Pictures: 10 … Continue reading

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GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD-Beware a manufacturing slowdown

#13; By Noah Barkin BERLIN | Sun May 29, 2011 3:05pm EDT (Reuters) – Add a manufacturing slowdown to the growing risks facing the world economy. High input prices, supply chain disruptions … Continue reading

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A little disconnect at cable company’s customer service

Q. I am hoping that I can get some assistance with resolving a complete nightmare I am having with Comcast. At the beginning of the month, I called Comcast, told them I was moving to a new house, and asked … Continue reading

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Mutual Funds Weekly: Put some spice in your investment portfolio

By MarketWatch Don’t miss these top money and investing features: If you’re firing up the barbecue this holiday weekend, chances are you’ll give … Continue reading

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Insurers eye price increases as hurricane season looms

Credit: Reuters By Myles Neligan and Rachel Chintra LONDON/BANGALORE | Thu May 26, 2011 10:55am EDT (Reuters) – Property and casualty insurers craving respite from a long-running drop in prices are eyeing the start of the U.S. hurricane season next … Continue reading

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How to Give Your Patio a Weekend Makeover

Get ready for the best parts of summer living with an outdoor do-it-yourself patio that will be an enjoyable spot for outdoor barbecuing, al fresco dining or curling up with a summer read. [In Pictures: 10 Smart Ways to Improve Your … Continue reading

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Will Insurance Cover You If Terrorists Strike?

Image by Getty Images via @daylife This post provided by Insurance.com. Millions of people around the globe exhaled in relief when news broke that U.S. forces had stormed a house in Pakistan and killed Osama bin Laden. But bin Laden’s … Continue reading

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Analysis: Investors tweak, not abandon, pro-risk stance

Traders work after the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York May 12, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson By Natsuko Waki LONDON | Mon May 23, 2011 9:10am EDT (Reuters) – Investors are shielding … Continue reading

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Poll shows more feeling strain of high gas prices

WASHINGTON — As $ 4-a-gallon gasoline becomes commonplace, drivers have made tough choices: scaling back vacations, driving less, or ditching the car altogether. And a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows the impact of sustained high prices is spreading among seniors … Continue reading

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