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Bonnie and Clyde, identity theft outlaws

Emily Crone

I am always fascinated when I read a story about someone really well-off and educated who has decided to live a life of crime. What makes them abandon legitimate living for the dark side? Why do they steal when they come from a family with money?

Those questions raced through my mind last week when I read about 22-year-old Jocelyn Kirsch and her 25-year old boyfriend, Edward Anderton, now coined Bonnie and Clyde. They were privately schooled and come from good families, but they are being charged with identity theft, forgery, unlawful use of a computer and more.
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The ‘check is in the mail’ less often nowadays

Connie Prater

New statistics just out from the Federal Reserve Board give weight to what many of us know from our day-to-day lives. We’re writing fewer checks these days to pay the bills. It’s not that we’re not paying our bills, but…
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Study: Social lending poses threat to credit cards

Daniel Ray

New research says that person-to-person “social lending” will grow, grow fast, and that one of the major sources of demand for the loans will come from people who want to pay off credit card debt.

That’s good news for consumers, because more competition for card customers will exert downward pressure on everyone’s credit card rates.
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Even without embarrassment, don’t max out credit cards

Connie Prater

“I’m sorry, but this card has been rejected,” the snooty waiter says. Your companions around the table stare and you can’t meet anyone’s eyes as you go shifting through your wallet for another credit card that perhaps will go through.

Sorry. It just doesn’t happen that way any more …
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Wedding + credit card = a perfect marriage?

Emily Crone

Planning a wedding can be incredibly costly, time-consuming and complicated. I’ve already told my boyfriend that if we get married, it will be super small, maybe barefoot on a beach; no bridesmaids, no expensive dress, no third cousins, no shenanigans. I’d rather save the money for a great honeymoon or a house. But if you’re the type who has been planning your dream wedding since age 6, believe it or “knot” (ha), there is a credit card for you.
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