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Breaking News: Some Americans Pay Off Their Credit Cards in Full

Breaking News: Some Americans Pay Off Their Credit Cards in Full

Posted on 24. Jun, 2008 by .

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According to a recent Gallup poll, 43% of American credit-card holders say they always pay off the full balance on their cards each month and another 17% say they usually pay their full balances each month. On the other hand, 25% acknowledge that they usually leave a balance and 12% say they usually pay only […]

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What a Bankrupt Office Looks Like

Posted on 07. Jun, 2008 by .

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Mr. Toledano, a New York City photographer, began an interesting photography project shooting offices after bankruptcy. As he describes, the project is more “archaeology than photography.” So if you want to see glimpses of life, interrupted, then check out the gallery.

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Is Preventing Identity Theft Impossible?

Posted on 27. May, 2008 by .

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Well, if we’ve learned anything this week it’s that keeping your identity safe isn’t helped by posting your social security number on billboards and magazine ads all over the country. Two years ago, Todd Davis, the founder of LifeLock, decided to plaster his Social Security number wherever he could get ad space. For a fee […]

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How Does a City Go Bankrupt?

Posted on 25. May, 2008 by .

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If you haven’t heard, the California city of Vallejo filed for bankruptcy protection this week after they were unable to come up with over $17 million to balance the budget. The story prompted me to ask, “How does a city go bankrupt?” The short answer is: just like the rest of us. Sometimes there are […]

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Take the ID Safety Quiz

Posted on 24. May, 2008 by .

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Think you’re doing what it takes from thieves to steal your identity? Find out by taking the ID Safety Test at IDsafety.net, a site created by Javelin Strategy and Research to raise awareness about identity fraud.

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