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Second Life bans gambling, predatory banks

Emily Crone

Second Life, a virtual online world, has its own currency that can be traded out for real money. Virtual gambling was recently banned in Second Life, and on Jan. 22, due to the fact that a loss of virtual money means a loss of real money, unchartered banks will no longer be welcome, either.
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The future is now: introducing the digital wallet

Emily Crone

In “Mission Impossible,” “Minority Report,” James Bond movies and even “The Terminator,” eyes, fingers and voices are scanned to identify people and give access to secure places and objects. This futuristic type of identification technology, called biometrics, has been featured in movies for decades. Now it is a reality, and it may be the way of the future when it comes to credit cards.
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15 of the coolest (and weirdest) credit card gadgets and accessories

Emily Crone

I love the variety of quirky and bizarre products that can be found on the Internet. I spent some time on Google searching for credit card-related goodies, and I came up with lots of fun stuff. Here is a list of my 15 favorite credit card accessories, gadgets and toys.
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TD Banknorth credit card offers lower APR for larger payments

Jeremy Simon

TD Banknorth’s new Simply Flexible credit card rewards consumers for offering up more than just the minimum monthly payment. Simply Flexible charges an interest rate of 7.99 percent on purchases. But to qualify for that “highly competitive” APR, cardholders will need to make a monthly payment equal to 10 percent or more of their revolving balance.
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Swap those unwanted gift cards online

Jeremy Simon

Perhaps you have always loved every gift you have ever been given. But more likely, you realize that sometimes good intentions aren’t enough for you to overlook how truly horrendous that sweater from Cousin Gertrude looks when you put it on. With the surge in gift card giving, that sweater you can’t stand may be replaced by a piece of plastic from a store you wouldn’t be caught dead shopping in.
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