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Parents, your teens don’t know enough about money!

Emily Crone

A new Charles Schwab survey examining teens’ attitudes, behaviors and concerns about money reveals that teens are overconfident and undereducated. Parents need to work harder to make sure teens are prepared for the financial real world.
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Retailers, states compete for gift card funds

Jeremy Simon

In two New England states, there’s a struggle under way over gift card funds. A Dec. 20 warning to consumers from New Hampshire’s Attorney General shined a spotlight on retailers who are trying to bypass the state’s gift card rules. Meanwhile, the neighboring state of Maine is using its unclaimed property law to demand a portion of the funds left on dormant gift cards.
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Not the type of hack you expect in a NY taxi

Jeremy Simon

InformationWeek and New York’s WNBC report that a New York software engineer was able to gain access to the operating system for the credit card reader’s touch-screen display, which is meant for presenting ads and short videos to riders, as well as enabling them to pay their fare with a credit card.
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Have a happy (and less interrupted by telemarketers) New Year

Connie Prater

The New Year brings a new federal regulation that will help prevent more telemarketers from pestering you with offers during the dinner hour at home, spamming your email boxes or clogging your home mailbox with junk mail.
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Las Vegas flunks debt report card

Men’s Health put together a list of cities in its November issue with the worst personal debt, “Is Your City A Debt Trap?” and gave grades from A+ to F.
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