Cap cash advance, payday loan interest rates, group says

Connie Prater

What really happens to people who take out payday loans…
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Santa, baby…cover my bills?

Emily Crone

New Christmas-themed panties in the juniors department at Wal-Mart have been removed from the store due to complaining parents. What’s all the fuss? The front said of the panties said, “Who needs credit cards…” The booty read, “When you have Santa.” Apparently these mothers don’t want their daughters to think Santa is their sugar daddy.
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Must-have hold ’em/blackjack game so worth all those reward points

I have 18,675 World Points on my TexasExes Bank of America rewards card, which I got for being a TexasEx via a telemarketer to alumni. The card had a low interest rate at first, but it’s popped into the stratosphere. (Don’t ask.) I really want to get rid of that interest rate, and will be calling Money Management International soon for help in getting it slashed. That will mean closing the account, so I might as well redeem the points first.
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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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