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Prepaid Card Fees Up 21% Overall in 2014; Annual Costs Up to $400, CardHub Says

Banking consumers are increasingly opting for alternative cash-management tools including prepaid cards, instead of traditional checking accounts. // Prepaid cards can serve as a useful tool because they are safer ...
Bank Teller Counting Money for Customer

These Banks Will Pay YOU Money to Open a Checking Account This Summer.

Big banks are always looking for new customers, and tighter lending standards have reduced traffic for mortgages. // Meanwhile, only an estimated 10 percent of bank customers report they’re likely change their ...

Dell Partners with Coinbase, Becomes Largest Merchant to Accept Bitcoin

Computer giant Dell has become the largest retailer to accept bitcoin after partnering with Coinbase. // U.S. customers can use the virtual currency for all items available on, including the Alienware ...
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From N. Dakota to California, the Most Expensive Homes For Sale By State are Setting New Highs.

The overall housing market hasn’t fully recovered since its heady days before the financial crisis, but it’s a different story at the high end of the price spectrum. Some luxury homes are listed for ...

Waiter Gets $1,000 Tip on a $114 Dinner Bill, Along With This Advice: ‘Pay It Forward’.

A New York waiter was shocked Wednesday night when a customer left him a $1,000 tip on a $114 dinner check. Michael Shafts had no idea that the couple celebrating a birthday at The Ginger Man in Albany were planning ...

Rubio-Warner Bill Would Auto-Adjust Student Loan Repayments Based on Income

A new bipartisan bill reinforces the notion that Republicans are trying to make mounting student debt as much their issue as it has been that of Democrats, especially President Obama and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth ...

Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited: Acess to e-Books, Audio for $9.99 a Month

Amazon is now officially the “Netflix-for-books” service, announcing Friday the launch of Kindle Unlimited. // For $9.99 per month, you get access to 600,000 Kindle books and “thousands” ...

New York’s Proposed Regs Strip Bitcoin Transactions of Anonymity, But Offer Consumer Protections

Any business essentially buying, selling, or processing bitcoins will have to maintain records of their customers’ names and addresses, and compare the data with the U.S. Treasury’s list of criminal ...
teen drivers

Most Parents Buy Used Cars for Their Teens. IIHS Provides List of Safe, Affordable Options.

A national survey by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety of parents of teen drivers found that 83 percent of those who bought a vehicle for their teenagers said they bought it used. // The IIHS has now ...
college prices by state

Most Expensive Colleges By State May Surprise You. Harvey Mudd College: $64,527 in 2014-’15.

College costs vary sharply nationwide, from community colleges and state universities to private colleges with stratospheric price tags. // Business Insider found the most expensive college in each state, based ...
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