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Getting your move on and other news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 1 percent That’s the base amount you’re likely to earn on a cash back card. But if you work really hard, put good vibes out into the universe (and maybe sprinkle a little fairy dust on…
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Rounding Numbers: Don’t forget dad (and your debt) and other news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 94 million That’s how many Americans are storing their credit and debit card information online – and surprise! it’s most common among the elderly. Are we just waiting to get hacked or are we just lazy?…
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Low credit scores lead many to delay buying a home, study finds

Peter Fullam

Despite a home-buying climate of low mortgage rates, many U.S. consumers are putting off buying homes because they are worried their credit scores may not be good enough, a recent survey finds. According to the Consumer Homebuying Survey 2016 conducted…
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3 startups offer fast-cash loans

Kelly Dilworth

If you’re short on cash and can’t qualify for a low rate credit card or personal loan, a high interest payday loan may seem like your only option. Don’t give up just yet: A growing number of startups are introducing innovative tools for consumers in a cash crunch and, in some cases, offering loans at significantly lower rates.
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Cardholders pay near-record markup on interest rates

Fred Williams

Banks are charging a near-record markup on credit cards, even as rates they’re paying for funds are at historic lows. It’s happening in Australia, and in the United States. But there, it’s causing controversy, here, it’s not.
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